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Peru's Largest Gastronomic Festival

South America's biggest gastronomic fair, Mistura, kicks off in less than 2 months here in Lima expecting half a million visitors. Under this year's motto "Diversity and Nutrition" Mistura brings together small farmers, producers, food sellers, chefs, bakers, confectioners, restaurants, food enthusiasts, Limeños and visitors from all over the world for the country's biggest gastronomic folk festival. Next to 10 days full of Peruvian flavors and colors visitors can also expect having a good time with cultural performances such as typical Peruvian dances and live music, exhibitions, workshops and much more.

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The Municipality of Lima invites on Saturday 19th of July from 09.00 am to 11.00 am to a guided tour of the Presidential Palace (Palacio de Gobierno) and the Municipal Palace (Palacio Municipal) in Lima's historic city center.

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1st Peruvian National Flag and Manuscript of the National Anthem on display

To celebrate its 125th anniversary and Peru's National Day, the Peruvian Banco de Credito, BCP, opens its doors to the public exhibiting 60 pre-Hispanic and Republican pieces incl. textiles, ceramics, religious paintings and sculptures. But the highlight of the exhibition are two historical invaluable pieces that are displayed for the first time: the 1st Peruvian National Flag which was produced by two ladies in Peru's northern Piura and used by José de San Martin during the declaration of Peru's independence in 1821 and an original letter from 1863 written by José Bernardo Alcedo which contains details about the composition of Peru's National Anthem.

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"Puente de los Suspiros" in Barranco

On the 18th of June the district of Barranco started with restoration works on the Bridge of Sighs. Due to this restauration the bridge will be closed to the public for 90 days. The works include the replacement of damaged wood segments with imported pine wood from Oregon, treatment against the high humidity and the installation of new LED illumination.

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Taste Peru's best cacao and chocolate products

Cacao is part of Peru since ancient times. It was a fundamental element in previous cultures and their rituals. But just in recent years Peru's high quality cacao beans became popular and acknowledged around the world for their exquisite, unique aroma and high fat content.

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Enjoy tradtional music from the Andean regions of Peru

Since 2006 Peru celebrates the Día de la Canción Andina (the Day of the Andean Song or probably better the Day of Andean Music) each year on the 15th of June.

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Celebrate with Peru its famous tuber

On the 30th of May is National Potato Day; a time to celebrate one of the most important food crops in the world originating in Peru.

Throughout this week countless restaurants around Lima pay homage to the famous root vegetable by offering special menus and drinks using the great variety of native Peruvian potatoes.

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Dine at one of Lima's top restaurants for a sensational price

Restaurant Week is known in many cities around the world; now it's coming to Lima as well. From May 16th to 25th more than 20 first-class restaurants in Peru's capital are participating in Lima's First Restaurant Week.

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Over the last months there have been many don't drink & drive campaigns in Lima due to an increment of traffic accidents. Many districts in the city have been actively engaged and surprised with some well thought out approaches.

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More and more the "new looking" taxis can be seen on the streets. The most significant change is a 30 cm wide stripe with a yellow/black or black/white checkerboard pattern. All independent taxi operators have to change their vehicles to the new specification within the next months.

Most of the "yellow" taxis belong to registered companies or syndicates, whereby individual or independent operators will have cars in all sorts of colors...

This new design is once again an attempt to regulate the taxi services, but currently only adding to the confusion of all the different variations circulating the streets in Peru.

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