Peru's Vegetarian Options

What can be more satisfying than getting immersed in a new culture than by its food? Peru’s essence can be captured through its cuisine, rated as one of the best worldwide; not just by its tourists but also by many experts. Everyone who visits this famous gastronomic country talks about its seafood or specialties that usually center meat and poultry. However, what about its vegetarian food? Read more..

The 2015 Karikuy Volunteer Program

I am proud to announce that after a four year break our popular volunteer program begins anew this March. In those four years Karikuy as a company has grown exponentially, due to this we have had the luck of being able to invest in the renovation of our Karikuy house which is now in the final phase of construction of the first 2 floors.

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The Churches of Historical Lima

The colonial architecture of Lima is amazing in itself, but I would highly recommend that travelers plan at least one day exploring the churches. I have spent several afternoons exploring them and have enjoyed their beauty immensely. The Cathedral in Plaza Mayor is typically more visited by tourists because of it’s size and location, but there are so many options less visited that can allow a visitor a more personal experience. [Continue reading…]

Reconciling the Past in Colonial Architecture

I sat down in Plaza Mayor observing the beauty of Lima and its people. I saw many people with their friends or family, as well as other tourists exploring the sites. There was a lot of bustling going on in the streets and plenty of street vendors trying to earn a little money. Yet, when I sat down I felt reminded of my travels in Europe and began ruminating about how the symbolism of this colonial architecture could impact the general Peruvian psyche. [Continue reading…]

Receiving Yellow Fever Vaccinations Upon Arrival in Peru

So if you are like me, your travel plans unfold as they come along. However, there are certain things that really should be taken care of in advance. I recently arrived to Lima and know that my travels will be taking me to Puerto Maldonado, through Bolivia, and then for an extended stay in Iguazú, Argentina. This means potential exposure to Yellow Fever, a vaccine I did not receive in advance. Peru doesn’t require the Yellow Fever vaccine, but not having it puts you at risk. [Continue reading…]

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