Chocolate Booze: Let the Search Begin!

For many people, when they’re having a bit of a stressful day, what do they reach for as a comfort? For some, it’s sweet treats like chocolate. For others, it might be a glass of wine or pisco (if you’re in Peru). But did you know that both these popular things, chocolate and alcohol, actually come from the same Cacao fruit? Read more..

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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..

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Abracadabra , Alakazam…Welcome to the Witches Market

Maybe you’ve heard about Gamarra market, the enormous, sprawling labyrinth of clothes vendors and factories on every corner. But did you also know that just around the corner from this, you can find the Lima witches market…a very interesting place to visit after you’ve bargained yourself silly all morning buying t-shirts. Read more..

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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..

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Lima Welcomes to the Stage: The Vagina Monologues

Not words you’d expect to hear in Catholic Peru, but hear them I did at a packed-out Miraflores theatre. Non other than the internationally recognised play by Vagina Monologues has come to Lima. Now 20 years old, it took its time in arriving (the first play was in 2001), but judging by the size of the audience it is safe to say that there is definite interest among Peruvian women in intimate self-discovery. Read more..

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