In Peru around Christmas time, Paneton is everywhere. They sell it in the grocery stores, you get it free when you buy 10 gallons of gas, kids beg for it in the street. Everywhere. There are good brands and bad brands. They even have tiny versions that get stuffed in… Read More →
While writing a guidebook of Peru I was quite fortunate in that I was able to visit a variety of Amazon jungle lodges. Most are found in Peru, Brazil, Venezuala, and Ecuador with a few others in neighboring countries. Almost all are a great experience and give you insight into the flora and fauna that few get the pleasure to see.
Of all the river routes in the Amazon, this is one gets you far away from modernity as you could ever imagine.
Few realize the quality of wines produced in Peru most likely because the grape growing region is quite small. Ica, south of Lima,Â isÂ the epicenter of the Peruvian wine and Pisco industy. There are just a few major labels such as Ocucaje and Tacama. The region benefits from the… Read More →
The Kon-Tiki expedition lead by Norwegian scientist Thor Heyerdahl took a balsa reed raft similar to the ones used on Lake Titicaca all the way across the Pacific to Polynesia. The raft was made of only native materials and only with the tecnology that would have been availiable during Pre-Colombian times. This 1947 journey, that was believed impossible, shed new light on the possibilities of the people of both South America and Polynesia.
Lima, Peru is quickly becoming the gateway for many airlines to fly to and from South America. From Lima you can fly direct to nearly anywhere in North, Central, or South America. Lima is the hub for air travel onSouth Americaâ€™s Pacific coast. Hereâ€™s is a breakdown of every airline that flies in and out of Jorge Chavez International airport in Callao, twenty minutes form downtown Lima and about thirty minutes from the tourist center of Miraflores.