Bijzonder oude popcorn ontdekt in Peru Paasprocessies in Ayacucho Cordillera Blanca Peru, unique destination Offers Scissors Dance – Danza de las Tijeras Quinoa – mother of all grains Retablos Ayacuchanos – Peruvian Retablos Peruvian Food – Cocina Peruana

Bijzonder oude popcorn ontdekt in Peru

  De mensen in Peru hadden veel eerder dan gedacht al popcorn tot hun beschikking. Dat blijkt uit nieuw onderzoek. Wetenschappers van het Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute bestudeerden twee plaatsen aan de noordelijke kust van Peru. Ze troffen er resten [...]

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Paasprocessies in Ayacucho

Paasprocessies in Ayacucho

Semana Santa (Heilige week) begint op Palmzondag en gaat door tot paaszondag. De hele week door zijn er religieuze missen en processies, maar nergens zijn de missies zo fanatiek en de processies zo spectaculair als in de centrale siërra, waar [...]

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Cordillera Blanca

Cordillera Blanca

In het westen wordt de 150 km lange Callejon de Huaylas begrensd door de Cordillera Negra en in het oosten door de Cordillera Blanca. De vallei volgtgrofwegdeloop van de Rio Santa en begint bij de Laguna Conococha. Een tocht ten [...]

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Peru, unique destination Offers

Peru, unique destination Offers

Let’s Go to Peru in June 2013!!   Dear friends:   We are organizing a trip to Peru for June 2013 This will be a short trip of 07 days to learn about the Inca culture, the kindness of Peruvian [...]

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Scissors Dance – Danza de las Tijeras

Scissors Dance – Danza de las Tijeras

The “Danza de las Tijeras” (Scissors Dance) is an ancient dance from Peru, in which two or more dancers dance in turns, challenging each other with complex steps  such as dancing with just one foot.   The dancers were considered [...]

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Quinoa – mother of all grains

Quinoa – mother of all grains

 Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations has declared year 2013 the “International year of the Quinoa”.     Have you ever heard about Quinoa? Cultivated around the 3800 m. over sea level, the Quinoa is an Andean [...]

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Retablos Ayacuchanos – Peruvian Retablos

Retablos Ayacuchanos – Peruvian Retablos

Retablos are a sophisticated Andean folk art in the form of portable boxes which depict religious, historical, or everyday events that are important to the Indigenous people of the Peruvian  highlands, specifically in Ayacucho (South Central Peru)   Retablos came [...]

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Marca Peru

Marca Peru

Marca Peru is the new Peruvian national brand. In a time when countries compete between each other to be able to attract the attention of the tourists, the preference of the markets, the confidence of the investors and the respect of the [...]

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Peruvian Food – Cocina Peruana

Peruvian Food – Cocina Peruana

The Peruvian Ministry of Culture has presented a file that sustains the history and unique characteristics of our gastronomy, explaining why Peruvian cuisine deserves to be declared Unesco Cultural World Heritage. Peruvian gastronomy represents our cultural identity, it is the [...]

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A small guide to Peruvian most loved items

A small guide to Peruvian most loved items

1.- What is the difference between llamas and alpacas?   Llamas were raised for centuries in South America as beasts of burden. Alpacas have been bred for thousands of years for their fine fiber. Llama is commonly used to also [...]

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