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Refreshing Pisco based Cocktail (alcoholic)

The Chilcano (or also known as Chilanito) is a traditional Peruvian cocktail based on Pisco (grape brandy). The Chilcano has lately become very popular and can be found in nearly every bar and restaurant in the country. References mentioning the drink date back to the early twentieth century. In Peru every year the Chilcano is celebrated with a week dedicated to the cocktail where variations with different fruit juices or soft drinks are presented.

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Black Markets & Piracy in Peru – A new Tourist Attraction?

Peru is famous for a multitude of cultural attractions and has developed to one of the most visited countries in South America. Peruvian food by now is known all over the world and many international chefs incorporate ingredients or recipes of Peru's diverse cuisine. Exclusive hotels and exquisite restaurants are present everywhere. A very stable economy has been providing national & international investors a solid base with good returns in mining, industry, fishing, production, import and export. Additionally the country is hosting numerous national and international conferences, seminars and fairs. All in all Peru is a rising star in South America catering for tourists and business travelers alike.

Unfortunately Peru has also gained a reputation of being one of the main producers of "coca paste" (the base for cocaine) and the production of high quality counterfeit currency (US$ - Euro). Well known in the country are also certain markets selling counterfeit consumer goods (knock-offs) and piracy of any types of digital media (movies, music and computer programs) that are highly frequented by the Peruvian consumers.

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Tagged in: Lima Peru Shopping Travel

New content in our Business Guide

Due to many requests and inquiries to business related subjects we started expanding our "Business Guide for Lima & Peru". New interesting and informative topics include include a "Country Risk and Investment Grade", "Company & Corporation Types in Peru" and "How to set up a Company or Corporation in Peru".

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Tagged in: Business Money Peru

Celebrate with Surco its Traditions and Customs

Once again Lima's traditional wine district Surco is celebrating its culture and customs with the Festival Vendimia de Surco 2014.

This year's festival starts already on the 16th of March, the Sunday before the main festivities with the Grand Parade of the Grape Harvest (Gran Corso de la Vendimia) introducing the wine queen candidates to the public; expect colorful decorated floats, traditional Peruvian costumes and folkloric dance performances.

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Tagged in: Drink Fair Festival Food Lima
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On 1st of February 2014 is National Pisco Sour Day

As every year on the first Saturday in February, Peru celebrates on the 1st of February 2014 its most popular cocktail with the "Dia Nacional del Pisco Sour" (National Pisco Sour Day). Even though the Pisco Sour will be honored throughout the country, celebrations will be most energetic in Lima and the Pisco producing regions in the south of Peru.

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Peru's capital celebrates its 479 anniversary

Founded on the 18th of January 1535 by Francisco Pizarro, Lima celebrates its 479th birthday tomorrow. There are many festivities and events around town, so get out and join the party.

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The website Price of Travel, famous in the budget traveler scene, just recently published a list of the cheapest cities to travel for backpackers ("124 World cities by price: Backpacker Index for 2014"). This list shows Cuzco on position 23 with a required daily budget of US$ 27.03 for a dorm bed at a good and cheap hostel, 3 budget meals, 2 public transportation rides, 1 paid cultural attraction and 3 cheap beers while Lima can be found on position 34 worldwide with a required daily budget of US$ 31.30.

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Tagged in: News Peru Travel

We have read some reports in the media about the total seismic events recorded in Peru for the year 2013. Most of these statistics only include data with earthquakes that were felt by the population. The Peruvian Institute of Geophysics (IGP - Instituto Geofisico del Peru) published a report with a total 217 seismic activities for last year.

Peru is situated along the boundary of two tectonic plates: the Nazca Plate and the South American Plate. The interface between these two plates is located near the Peruvian coast. At a rate of about 50 mm (2 inches) per year the South American Plate is moving towards the Pacific Ocean over the Nazca Plate. That may not sound a lot but it is enough to put huge strain on the Earth's crust. The pressures are periodically released through earthquakes.

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In the continuous fight against counterfeit bills, the Peruvian National Bank issued a "new" S /. 100 banknote (circulation started on the 18th of December 2013). However, the only visible change is the vertical "100" value which is now finer in details and printed like on the previous bills with OVI technology (OVI = Optically Variable Ink).

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Don't expect Alcoholic Beverages to be served

The mayor for metropolitan Lima, Susana Villarán, was actually known for wanting to „clean up" the city, fight corruption and trying to solve Lima's chaotic traffic situation. Seems she got on the wrong side of some people. After a months-long smear campaign for alleged inefficiency and corruption Susana Villarán had to face a recall referendum in March 2013. While she survived the attempt to drive her out of office, 22 of the 40 city council members, including the deputy mayor weren't so lucky.

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