Galeria Delbarrio, a Hidden Gem of an Art Gallery

It is certainly true that Lima offers an impressive display of artwork both contemporary and historical, and there are numerous museums and galleries to visit for an overview of these works. Yet for those travelers who want to explore the Peruvian art world in more depth, you need to come away from these larger collections and visit some smaller galleries. Read more..

Adventures in Beer (Part 1): Peruvian Cervezas

When in Peru, drink as the Peruvians? Absolutely. But no, I’m not talking about Pisco this time, but Peru’s very own, home-grown, range of cervezas. That’s beer, to you and me. Read more..

Bohemian Barranco: An Artist's Neighborhood

Barranco is already well-known as the Bohemian district of Lima, and here you will find the homes of Lima’s artists, poets and dreamers. Unsurprisingly, in such a neighborhood you will also find multiple examples of street art that reflect the creative nature of the residents, and it makes a wonderful place to explore more urban art. Read more..

May 132016
Meeting Peruvian Gandhi!

Today I met Gandhi. Well, of course not the real Gandhi, but the ‘Peruvian Gandhi’ as he is locally known, and is apparently his actual name (although I’m skeptical). Deep in the labyrinth that is Chinatown, up some stairs, round some corners, and past some beady curtains, you can find Lima’s look-a-like fortune teller, whose career path was decidedly different to the real Gandhi’s. Read more..

May 092016
Pisco for One?

When travelling in Peru one thing that you will always notice is the friendliness and warm hospitality of the people. That, and that they know how to have a good fiesta! Peruvians love to dance and have fun, and that includes the odd drink or five. Yet even drinking becomes an activity between friends here, so rather than ordering your own beer as in Europe or America, people will share the same bottle and sometimes the same cup, making drinking a really social activity. Read more..

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