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  • Andean Caviar and Plantain Gnocchis: Dinner with HANASUMI's Palmiro Ocampo 2 weeks ago Have you ever heard of Andean caviar? Or eaten seeds used by ancient Incas for dying their ponchos? I admit I hadn't, until I sat at the dinner table with Peruvian chef Palmiro Ocampo. That dinner turned out to be not only a culinary experience, but also an educative excursion to Peru's incredible...
  • Entrepreneuring Expats: Lele & Kina from Siblings Army 3 months ago Lele & Kina Andersen from Siblings Army These days when the Swedish fast fashion fever has taken over Lima it is  refreshing to know there are some Swedes around here who have a different take on fashion:Lele and Kina Andersen are actually half Swedish, half German, and they grew up in the Canary...
  • Gift Idea for Yoga Mamas  3 months ago Right on time for the Mother's Day this week's Sunday, my handmade CHAKANA yoga matbags are now for sale in Vernácula in Barranco.Practical for a mother who actually practice yoga, but will also look good on a mother who just likes to show up at Bioferia carrying a yoga mat.They come in five...
  • Wedding in Pachacamac 4 months ago When I first met Mauro 10 years ago, he had long dreadlocks and he lived in the desert of Paracas where he worked for an eco project. Dreads are gone, long time ago, and he lives in Lima now, but the rasta spirit was still present when last weekend he married his long term girlfriend Fiorella. The...
  • Vernácula in Barranco - Concept Store of Peruvian Craft and Design 3 months ago Vernácula, Barranco Peru has a an ancient and diverse tradition of craftmanship, but it s somehow surprising how few places in Lima sell hand picked, quality crafts and contemporary Peruvian design. Objects that are not mass produced for tourist markets, but actually have some aesthetic value and...

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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... Featured Expat Blog Badge:

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