Lima Cultural Tour Is the Perfect Civilizing Break

Most people think of Lima as a gigantic city that is buzzing with bars, clubs and restaurants. This is of course true, as it is one of the megacities of the world. However, there is also a very cultural side to Lima that many tourists do not explore. Certainly, tourists need expert guidance and help to discover Lima’s cultural treasure troves. Read more..

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When in Peru, Learn to Wait and Be Patient

Every country has a different attitude towards punctuality but one thing is for sure. Nobody wants to wait, and it doesn’t feel good when you wait for a long time and the person doesn’t empathize with your frustration. Unfortunately, this sort of empathy differs from culture to culture, and attitudes towards punctuality vary dramatically across countries. Read more..

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Groove to the Fierce Scissors Dance

Much of Peruvian culture and art forms trace their origin to Pre-Columbian era. Maintaining a continuity of their ancient traditions is a matter of pride for them. And one such ritual is a colorful dance called danza de las tijeras. Originally from Ayacucho, danza de las tijeras (scissors dance) is a traditional dance performed by Quechua communities of southern Andes. Read more..

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Inside the Studio: An Inside View of Peruvian Artists

Sure, it´s one thing to visit artwork when it’s hanging in a gallery or museum, but how about when it’s still fresh on the canvas? Furthermore, how can you really begin to understand the artistic process that leads to the inspirational pieces? Well, one great suggestion would be to go and see the artists at work in their studio, but is that even a possibility? Read more..

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