Ever tried a Frog Cocktail?

Anyone who has been to France is probably familiar with the idea of eating frogs legs. I have, they’re pretty tasty in fact. But frog juice? Not so common! 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..

Dying to Visit the Catacombs

I am one of those people that seems to have a talent for getting sick whenever I arrive in a foreign country. The sudden relaxation that comes with a vacation is apparently reason enough for my body to unleash the pent-up viruses that I’d been harboring over exam season. So considering that I already felt like death, a visit to the bone-yard housed in the San Francisco Catacombs seemed like an appropriate outing. Read more..

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…]

Who I am and First Impressions of Peru

I have just arrived in Lima to start working on this blog with Karikuy. I had a long flight before arrival and have felt jet lag more than usual. However, I am incredibly happy to be here and the colorful atmosphere I observed while driving from the airport only fueled my excitement and energy. Additionally, I have been looking through many wonderful Peru guide books* and have been completely blown away by the amount of travel options! Since I am new to this organization and blog, I believe a more formal introduction is due. [Continue reading…]

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