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Peru Mototaxi Bajaj Junkets

Peru has many iconic sites to see (Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, downtown Lima) and things to do (eat guinea pig, surf the waves in Mancora, take a boat through the Amazon) but I have another iconic Peruvian item to add to your list – ride a Mototaxi. Riding a mototaxi has become a famous Peruvian [...]

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Traditional Peruvian Food

Color, festivals and Peruvian food; the heart and soul of every Peruvian and the reason why more people are opting for holidays in Peru. Read on for more information about the traditional cuisine and popular dishes of Peru…Traditional Peruvian food is a mixture of the local cooking techniques and some foreign influences from countries like [...]

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Peruvians Of Chinese Descent

Peru is home to a signifanct number of people of Chinese origins. Read on for more information of the fascinating story of Peruvians descended from China…Peruvians of Chinese descent are people whose ancestors were Chinese but they were born in Peru, or are people who have made Peru their homeland, despite being Chinese. These people [...]

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Peruvian Prison System Conditions

South American Jails are not known for their luxury and Peru is no exception. Read on for facts & information about the Peruvian prison system and Prison conditions in Peru…Understanding Peruvian law without knowing how to read Spanish is a very difficult task and you will find little help in this matter. However, we can [...]

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Peruvian Paso Horses Adoption

Horse lovers may know a lot about the Peruvian Paso, but let’s take a look at why adopting these horses could be a great idea…In this article we will cover almost everything you need to know about Peruvian Paso horses adoption. So if you’re trying to make up your mind about buying this breed, you [...]

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Peruvian Masks

Just as Peru is rich in culture and tradition, Peruvian masks are a sign of rich Peruvian festivities. Read our guide to the fascinating masks of Peru…The use of masks in Peruvian culture has always been very popular. It’s actually a tradition to make use of masks in Peru. When you visit Peru, you will [...]

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Peruvian Lily

Everything that comes from Peru is rich in beauty and culture. Similarly, the Peruvian lily is another object of beauty gifted by Peru to the world. Read on for information on this beautiful South American flower…The Peruvian lily is also known as the Alstroemeria flower. You can find this flower in some regions of South [...]

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Peruvian Furniture

Just like Peruvian culture and food, Peruvian furniture is a must have for those who are inspired by culture Read on for more information on home furniture from Peru…Adding Peruvian furniture is a great way to decorate your house. Pieces are available in different designs and materials, the most popular being wood furniture. You can [...]

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Peruvian Daffodil

Flowers are really a charm for almost anyone. If you’re in search of a real beauty, you should take a look at the Peruvian daffodil…The Peruvian daffodil is also called the spider lily. It’s a flower that is the center of attention in almost any garden. The flowers are large and attractive. It has a [...]

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Palomino Peruvian Paso Horses

Horses are some really fine animals, that need to be bred with care. If you’re a horse lover, you will definitely be interested in the Palomino Peruvian Paso horses…Palomino is the color of the coat of a horse. The coat is of golden color while the mane and the tail are white.  All horses with [...]

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Peruvian Beans

Also known as mayocoba beans, the Peruvian bean is a ivory yellow bean similar in size and shape to the pinto bean. Although the current bean is a new hybrid, there is evidence that a variety of the bean has been a staple food in Central and South AmNew Peruvian Bean Developed to Improve Crop [...]

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Peruvian Earflap Beanie Hats

Winter temperatures in the Andes Mountains are extremely cold and natives of the area developed headgear designed to protect the head, nape and ears from frostbite. The Peruvian earflap beanie hat has a helmet like shape with earflaps attached to stThe traditional Peruvian hat is made from alpaca yarn. The alpaca is a llama like [...]

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Peruvian Tattoos

Archeologists have discovered tattoos on mummies in Peru dating back as far as 500 BC. The mummies were found in the Chiribaya Alta region of southern Peru and while many of the tattoos were decorative, there is evidence that some were therapeutic…The mummy of a women featured decorative tattoos on her fingers and arms, but [...]

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Peruvian Pan Flutes

Archeologists believe that the pan flute is one of the first musical instruments developed by man. Evidence suggests that it developed independently in many cultures in Africa, the Americas, Europe and Asia and archeological examples of pan flutes daEvidence of Peruvian pan flutes dating back to 4200 B.C.E. have been fount at Cahuachi and flutes [...]

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Peruvian Puff Pepper Drake & Josh

Drake and Josh was a Nickelodeon television series which ran for 5 seasons. An episode that aired early in the third season titled “ The Peruvian Puff Pepper” was very popular but contained a bit of misinformation…There is a species of pepper, called the aji amarillo, which is native to Peru. It is widely used [...]

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Peruvian Alfajores Recipes

Peruvian Alfajores are a delicious traditional Christmas cookie that actually have their roots with the Spanish conquistadors. It is a shortbread sandwich cookie with a dolce de leche filling which is popular in much of South and Central America…While there are recipes for the alfajore from many South and Central American countries, each country’s recipe [...]

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Peruvian Necktie

The Peruvian necktie isn’t a pretty knitted piece of clothing, it is a move used in Brazilian Jui Jitsu which is also finding some popularity in mixed martial arts competitions. The necktie is comprised of the legs of an opponent wrapped around theThe Peruvian is a submission move intended to put one’s oponent down for [...]

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Peruvian Chullo Fleece Hats

The chullo is a traditional Peruvian earflap beanie that is perfect for staying warm during cold mountain winters. Usually made from alpaca, which is four times warmer than wool, chullo hats are great on ski slopes and are sold at many ski resorts…There are a number of online sites that offer alpaca or alpaca wool [...]

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Peruvian Guinea Pigs

Most people are familiar with the long haired cute and cuddly Peruvian guinea pig as a pet. Not all guinea pigs raised in Peru have long hair and they aren’t considered pets by Peruvians, they are food…Guinea pigs supply about 50% of the protein in the Peruvian diet. They are the primary source of meat [...]

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Huacatay Peruvian Plant

Huacaray Peruvian plant is a member of the marigold family. It is used in Peruvian recipes in either paste form or leaf form. Read our guide for more facts and information…To use as a seasoning, the leaves of the Huacatay are chopped and then pureed for use as a spice. You may also use the [...]

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Kaffe Fasset Suede Peruvian Connection

The fine fashion establishment, Peruvian Connection celebrates its thirty fifth year in 2011, having been founded in 1976. It is also the tenth year of designer Kaffe Fasset’s association with them. Read our guide for more facts and information…Kaffe Fasset had attempted to become associated with the Peruvian Connection for quite a long while without [...]

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Peruvian Hairless Dog

The Peruvian hairless dog is also called the Peruvian Inca Orchid. It is a rare breed of dog first found in the possession of the Incas when conquered by the Spanish. Read our guide for more facts and information…Even though it is called the Peruvian Inca Orchid, the breed seems to have been around much [...]

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Peruvian Herbs

Peruvian herbs have been in use as medicines and healing agents since long before the Inca. There are many herbs from Peru that we are just discovering the healing powers the natives have known for years. Read our guide for more facts and informationThe number of Peruvian herbs used for medicines is so long it [...]

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Peruvian Saddles

Peruvian saddles resemble the saddles used by the knights of the 1400’s to 1500’s. For functionality they are hard to improve upon. For more on this, read our guide for more facts and information…The Peruvian saddle is made to carry a rider in comfort for long trail rides of four to five hours without causing [...]

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Peruvian Tribal Ivory Necklace

Peruvian tribal jewelry has been made for centuries. Indeed the Incan royalty was adorned in variations of the tribal necklace. Read our guide for more facts and information…True antique Peruvian tribal ivory necklaces are hard to come by. There are many places on the internet where you can get tribal ivory necklaces, but in truth [...]

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Peruvian Inca Orchid

The Peruvian Inca Orchid is a rare breed of dog. They are usually hairless, with a minority of the puppies being coated. Breeders prefer the hairless ones to the coated puppies…Also called Peruvian Hairless dogs, the Peruvian Inca Orchid was kept by rulers of the Incas at the time of the Spanish conquest in the [...]

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Peruvian Maca Root Extract

Peruvian Maca root extract is a powder produced from the Maca root that can be used to produce a number of health benefits. It is grown in the highlands of Peru and Bolivia, and used both as a medicine and as a food…Inca Indians discovered that the maca root when given to their cows made [...]

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Peruvian Macusani Alpaca

Peruvian Macusani alpaca is a breed of alpaca that originated in the Macusani region of Peru. This is a very remote part of Peru which can only be reached overland through mountains and swollen rivers…Alpacas are llama like animals, but are smaller and not bred to be pack animals. They are bred instead for their [...]

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Traditional Peruvian Clothing

Traditional Peruvian clothing for both men and women is often woven from wool which is readily available and comfortable in the Peruvian mountain climate. Geometric figures and vibrant colors are featured on clothing items. Read our guide for more faParts of the traditional outfit, both in men and in women are designed with a recognition [...]

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Peruvian Earrings

Peruvian earrings vary from conventional everyday earrings, to the unique ethnic earrings that take inspiration from ancient Incan artwork. Read our guide for more facts & information…Earrings are worn throughout the world by people of different cultures and backgrounds. They are worn mostly by women, but have become a popular fashion trend for men. Many [...]

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Peruvian Opal Jewellery

Peruvian opal jewelry is made by skilled crafters. What makes it more special is that Peruvian Opal is rare and only mined in Peru. Read our guide for more facts & information…Although most (real) opal comes from Australia, a rare variation is found in the Andes of Peru. You have to note that because of [...]

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Peruvian Paso Horses

Peruvian Paso horses are prized for their amazing natural abilities. Want to know what makes the Peruvian Paso such a sought after breed? Read our guide for more facts & information…Peruvian Paso horses are mainly used for horse trekking and pleasure riding. However, it wasn’t always used for this purpose. In the days when there [...]

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Peruvian Torch

Wild Peruvian Torch cactus grows in the Andes. From the ancient times to the modern times, the cactus has been used for various purposes. Read our guide for more facts & information…Peruvian Torch is usually green with a touch of teal. It is related to, and commonly confused with the San Pedro cactus. It grows [...]

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Peruvian Trapper Hats

Trapper hats are used for wintery and cold weather. Peruvian Trapper hats, also known as ‘chullo’ (this will be used interchangeably) are unique and have gained mass popularity. Read our guide for more facts & information…Peruvian Trapper hats are popular all around the world. In the rural Andes of Bolivia and Peru it is common [...]

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