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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.
  • In the original sense, Leche de Tigre (meaning Tiger’s Milk), is the marinating liquid left on the plate after having finished a Ceviche,…
  • 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, meaning stuffed potato, is a traditional and popular dish full of Peruvian flavors which is eaten as starter, for lunch or…
  • 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…

Legal Stuff

Peruvian Overstay Fine for tourists

Tourists who stayed longer than the number of days they were given when they entered Peru, must pay a fine when leaving the country. While this usually is a simple and straightforward process - at least if you know how it’s done…

Travel authorization for Peruvian minors and underage foreign residents

To travel abroad (so to leave Peru) alone, accompanied by only one parent or by another adult, or to travel in Peru alone, Peruvian minors but as well underage foreign residents need a special travel authorization allowing the…

Peruvian Visa Types

Business Visa for Peru

Foreigners who travel temporary to Peru for business related reasons that do not include actual labor or gainful employment have to apply for a business visa at a Peruvian consulate before entering the country or, if they can…

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…
  • While Peru has a volunteer visa, the so-called “visa cooperante” (cooperation visa), getting one is such a bureaucratic mess and in most…
  • Foreigners who have a valid and legally signed work contract with a Peruvian company that was approved by the Peruvian Labor Ministry or…

The History of Peru

The Thunder God´s Son

On Acuri's thirteenth birthday, his father, the thunder god Paricaca, said: "My son, disguise yourself as a beggar and go down to earth. It is time you learned more than you know. Do not be afraid, for I will never be far away."…

La Madre - The Mother

Pacha, (in allusion to “Pachamama” is a goddess revered by the indigenous peoples of the Andes. In Inca mythology she is the “Earth Mother”), worked day and night to feed her three little fatherless children. In her farm there…

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).…

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    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,…
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    Francisco Pizarro, a peasant from Spain, was one of the least well-equipped conquerors in history. However, in the name…
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    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…
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    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.…
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    The Peruvian economy is an emerging, social market economy highly dependent on foreign trade and classified as an upper…