Monthly Archive:: December 2010

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Sting to perform in Lima, along side Peru’s National Orchestra

The former Police front man Sting will be performing alongside Peru’s National Symphonic Orchestra this February 23 in Lima, Peru. From pop punk to classical music, Sting has distinctly varied his musical style throughout his career. In the last 30 years,

Tourism grows in the Colca Canyon

The Colca Valley in Arequipa, Peru should receive an estimated 210,000 visitors next year due to growth in tourism, predicted Jose Luis Talavera, manager of the Independent Colca Authority, known as Autocolca. Talavera expects the region to meet this goal thanks

Lima Casinos

 If you are travelling to Lima and are looking for a flutter in a casino, you won’t be disappointed. Although we are not talking the Vegas strip, there are among a hand full of large casinos in the city, which offer

Coca – the real truth!

For a very long time coca has been an important part of the culture of Peru and Bolivia. When ancient burial sites are excavated coca leaves are often found. These leaves, many thousands of years old, actually maintain their potency ,

Lima to Nazca, Inka Express Busses launch new tourist route

Tourist bus operator ‘Inka Express launch a new coastal service from Lima to Nazca, including stops in Paracas, Islas Ballestas, Huacachina and Ica. Ticket options available, all included or partial. Check carefully with Inka Express to confirm what is, and is

La Chocolatada in Peru – Imagine a country where the better off help the poor!

Every year thousands of kids from all over Peru get together in their local communities to participate in the Chocolatada. The more fortunate, but not always the wealthier members of Peruvian society join together to give unselfishly to those that are

A Day at Pisac Market, What to Do and See!

Some 40 minutes from Cusco in the eastern end of the Sacred Valley is the small village of Pisac. Visited principally for its vast Inca ruins set high up on the mountain top, this small slightly backward village has grown in

Air Canada to increase flights to Peru

The Ministry of Transports and Communications announced Air Canada’s operations permit in Peru has been modified to increase flights, reported the financial newspaper Gestión. Air Canada will now have up to five weekly frequencies between Toronto and Lima, to carry passengers,

Popular Peruvian dishes

Peruvian cuisine is not particularly famous around the world and is largely un-recognized outside of the country. However, little by little with the help of great local chefs like Gaston Acurio (of Astrid & Gaston fame), the delightful flavors and unique

Bus crash in Peru kills 7 tourists

A busload of tourists crashed head-on into a truck high in Peru’s Andes on Wednesday, killing at least seven people, including three Dutch nationals and a Belgian, reports ABC News. Another foreigner, whose nationality had yet to be confirmed, was also