Pisco Sour

The Pisco Sour, no discussion about Peru would be complete without mentioning this frothy, sour, and sweet cocktail. The origins have been debated many times (example) of whether it originated in Peru or Chile, however it seems that Peru has claimed both Pisco and the aforementioned Pisco Sour as its own. Using Pisco, a Peruvian…

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Peru – Cusco & Machu Picchu

Cusco.  A small vibrant tourist town was always buzzing about something.  With an 11,150 ft altitude, it’s easy to get winded walking around this city, especially while getting hassled by the many sellers of … everything.  Every street corner has some more tours, dolls, shoe shiners..  or even a woman with a small child or a…

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Peru – Amazon Rainforest

The Amazon Rainforest covers more than 2 million square miles over 9 countries. 13% of the forest is located in Peru, with the majority in Brazil at 60%.  Woven within, and on its outskirts is a variety of local villages made up of mainly local farmers that send produce all over the region. Papaya, for…

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Peru – Lima

Lima, Peru. The not so touristy city, but has much to offer if you’re looking for delicious food and beautiful scenery.  The busyness of New York, as witnessed in San Isidro and Miraflores districts, is combined with the shelf-like cliffs of Los Angeles.  Merging into one breathtaking landscaped city, Lima city overlooks the coarse black…

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