Parque de las Leyendas: A Good Day Out? (Part 1)

I have quite mixed feelings about this place, and so have decided to split the blog into two posts. In the first, I will talk about the enjoyable parts of Legends park, and in the second, my criticisms. Note that I do not necessarily discourage a visit, however I would encourage visitors to consider what they spend their money on, as with all zoos and animal enclosures. Read more..

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Beans to Bar: An Afternoon at Chocomuseo

There’s not much in this world that’s better than chocolate. The taste, the smell, the melty texture…right now I want some (and I’ve only just had my morning coffee). But how many of us actually know the story behind chocolate, where it comes from, how it’s made, or why it takes the form of a bar today as it does? Read more..

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Pictures of Peru: Viewing Peruvian Photographers

If you think of photography and Peru, you probably think of Mario Testino. In fact, I will quite openly admit that up until recently, he was the only Peruvian photographer I had ever heard of, and that’s only really because of his fashion work. But photography in Peru has a much larger history than the last twenty years or so, and some great Peruvian photographers have produced works focusing on the people of their native Peru across the decades. Read more..

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Plaza Matriz: Sleepy Port Town is Finally Coming to Life!

If you follow the coast line away from the rush of downtown Lima, you will arrive at the centre of a small port town, Plaza Matriz. This location is not often visited by tourists and remains off-the-beaten-track, affording the more adventurous traveler the opportunity to have a real experience that few others have had before. Read more..

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