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Lomo Saltado

Lomo Saltado is one of the most popular and iconic Peruvian dishes. It is a comfort food that can be found nearly everywhere in Peru, prepared at home for family and friends, in simple restaurants and up-scale places alike, and…

Peruvian Pisco Sour

Peru’s national drink and most popular cocktail is surely the famous Pisco Sour. It is the welcome drink in Peru and served for literally any occasion.
  • Guacamole is Mexican, sure; but as the Peruvian version of this famous avocado dip is so popular in the country and accompanies numerous…
  • Salsa Criolla probably is the most important and most popular side dish / sauce in Peru. Prepared with red onions, aji amarillo, the juice…
  • Tequeños are known in all Latin America. In Peru they are very popular as starter, light lunch or small snack in the evening at a bar…
  • Peru’s celebrated cuisine is not only about famous chefs, outstanding dishes or the abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables, but as well…
  • Papa Rellena is a traditional croquette filled with a spicy ground beef mixture. Ground beef is stir-fried with onions, tomatoes, garlic,…
  • Tamales are a very traditional Latin American dish. In Peru Tamales come in many forms and sizes. Each region, even each town or family has…
  • Chilcano, or also known as Chilcanito, is one of the most popular long drinks in Peru – and my personal favorite. It is based on Peru’s…
  • Creamy, sweet Manjar Blanco embedded in two almost powdery cookies, this is a traditional, absolutely delicious and addicting Peruvian…
  • A Cremolada is something between an ice cream and a flavorful fruit drink; comparable to slush, but made with lots of fresh fruit pulp,…
  • Crema Volteada, literally meaning "upside down cream", is probably better known as the Peruvian version of Crème Caramel. Sweet and rich…

Peruvian Visa Types

Business Visa for Peru

Nationals of some countries travelling for a short duration to Peru for business related reasons that do not require actual labor work or receiving payment (such as engaging in any sort of international business activities,…

Peruvian Family Visa

Some family members of Peruvian nationals and foreigners with a resident status in Peru have the right to a family union and can apply for a family visa, the so-called "familiar residente visa". Depending on your relation there…
  • Priests, nuns, and missionaries who want to stay in Peru to perform religious or missionary activities can apply for a religious visa,…
  • Retirees and pensioners who receive a state or private pension or other benefits (for example a disability pension) of at least US$ 1000…
  • Foreigners planning to study at a Peruvian educational institution or to do an internship / apprenticeship (without payment!) at a Peruvian…
  • When planning a trip to Peru, eventually bureaucratic and visa related matters come to mind. As finding detailed and up-to-date information…
  • Peru has no specific visa for volunteers. Travelers planning to volunteer in Peru enter the country as tourists and are allowed to…
  • Foreigners who have a correctly signed and valid work contract with a duration of at least 12 months with a Peruvian company that was…

Legal Stuff

Health Declaration for entering Peru

As part of the Covid entry regulations everyone - visitor, resident and Peruvian; adult and child; vaccinated or unvaccinated - who wants to enter Peru is required to present a Health Affidavit and Geolocation Authorization which…

Finding a job and working legally in Peru

Peru is a beautiful country, the economy is booming, employment opportunities are everywhere and living expenses are low, easy-peasy!? This is in short and probably a little exaggerated what quite a few articles about emigrating…

Peruvian Money Guide

Current Peruvian Coins

Like the current Peruvian banknotes, the Peruvian coins in circulation reflect the country's rich historical and cultural past, but additionally as well Peru’s abundance of natural wealth. Their high-quality and beautiful…

The Woman in the Process of Independence Coin Series

In commemoration of the bicentenary of Peru's independence from Spain, the Peruvian Central Reserve Bank (BCRP) issued the numismatic series “La Mujer en el proceso de la Independencia” (The Woman in the Process of Independence).…

The History of Peru

Maria Reiche (1903-1998)

Maria Reiche was born on the 15th of May 1903 in the historic city of Dresden, the German center of art and culture known as the “Florence of the Elbe”. Maria’s father, Max Felix, was a judge and her mother, Elizabeth, or Elli,…

The Mystery of the Nazca Lines in Peru

In the 1920s, when people first flew across southern Peru, they made an astonishing discovery. Stretching below them, written on the earth of this remote desert region, were thousands of gigantic drawings: animals, insects and…

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  • Peruvian Archaeology

    The Mystery of the Nazca Lines in Peru

    In the 1920s, when people first flew across southern Peru, they made an astonishing discovery. Stretching below them,…
  • Peruvian Personalities & Founders

    Francisco Pizarro González (1474-1541)

    Francisco Pizarro, a peasant from Spain, was one of the least well-equipped conquerors in history. However, in the name…
  • Peruvian Archaeology

    The colorful Fabrics and Textiles of Peru

    Europe’s first knowledge of Peruvian textiles was acquired following the Spanish invasion of Peru in 1532, when the…
  • Peruvian Legends, Myths & Tales

    The Jeweled Frog and the Condor

    By a quiet pond, at the side of a cloud-topped mountain in Peru, lived a small green frog and his large green family.…
  • Peru Info

    Peruvian Economy

    The Peruvian economy is an emerging, social market economy highly dependent on foreign trade and classified as an upper…