Academic Troll in Lima

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Academic Troll in Lima
Off-duty anthropologist observing everyday life in Peru
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  • Flea and Antique markets in Lima: Some Tips & Addresses 2 days ago Last year I wrote a short post about the antique markets in San Telmo, Buenos Aires, and noticed that many readers found my blog thanks to that article. I decided to elaborate more on that topic, but this time about the places where you can buy antiques in Lima. Before our baby was born it was...
  • Raw Truffles Non-Recipe 1 week ago I always like to collect raw food recipies from other people’s blogs (like this one in Finnish, and this recently discovered one in Spanish), especially if they look feasible and come with nice photos. But apart from some salads and smoothies, I have not experimented much with raw food. However,...
  • Month of Miracles...and Turrón 1 week ago Why every October the streets of Lima get crowded with people dressed in purple color? And why in every street corner they sell sweet, sticky pastry called Turrón de Doña Pepa?It’s a long story. The legend has it that long, long time ago, in 17th century, a black slave called Antonio de Léon...
  • Tropical Orchids, Trippy Roses & Carnivorous Plants 2 weeks ago Some weeks ago I went to a flower market (not the Marni one -not that fashionable...). This one was called PeruFlor and it is an annual event in Lima. Florists and garden shops from around Peru come to present their offer, and there are also speeches and seminars about gardening, flowers and taking...
  • Amazonian Narratives 2 weeks ago I wrote in a previous post, that recently I went to see two interesting exhibitions. I already wrote a short note about the other one, but had almost forgot the other, which has a long name: “De su largo lanto se formó el Amazonas. Narrativas amazónicas no representadas en la historia...

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  • Top Ten Most Romantic Travel Plans for Peru Writing Contest March 2013 For many people, Peru may not ring as a romantic travel destination such as Greece, Italy or Tahiti, but during the time I have lived in Peru now -a bit over one year – I have discovered many fantastic places where to go for a couple holiday. I am...

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