On 30 May, the southern Peruvian city of Cusco is entirely dedicated to the ‘papa’; the potato. With more than 3,200 different types of potatoes, Peru is the destination for potato lovers. In terms of diversity and numbers, the Peruvian potatoes are world-class. Every year, Peruvians celebrate “La Día de la Papa”: National Potato Day.Continue reading “Peru honours the potato during “Day of the Potato””
If you are in Cusco in April, chances are big you will be able to get to know la Semana Santa, the Holy Week. The Holy Week takes place the week before Easter and ends on Easter Sunday. This is a week full of traditions, food and family, with a religious background. Semana Santa is the perfect fusion between Andean and Catholic traditions.Continue reading “Semana Santa in Cusco: How is it celebrated?”
Easter is a festivity celebrated in every catholic country. And guess what? Peru belongs in this category. And we’ll show you how Easter is celebrate in Cusco as part of the Peruvian culture.Continue reading “Peruvian Culture: Easter in Cusco 2020”
Have you already been in the Inca Empire’s former capital, Cusco? If you haven’t, Proyecto Peru will give you yet another reason why you should visit it and discover the Peruvian culture!
Cusco catches the eye of all world travellers and is one the first options when planning a trip to Peru. For this, and more reasons, the US website News & World Report ranked Cusco first on the best places to visit in Latin America.Continue reading “Peruvian Culture: Discover Cusco Carnival”
This is Clare’s story living and learning Spanish in Cusco.
I started my year abroad in Peru knowing three spanish phrases, “El baño?” “no habla espanol” and “gracias”. In hindsight, I now know why nobody understood me- I was saying the first two wrong! Thanks to Google Translate and lots of guessing, I made my way through my first few days in Lima. The next three days were spent taking Peru Hop buses from Lima along the coast, finally arriving in Cusco.Continue reading “Learn Spanish in Peru: Clare’s Adventures in Cusco”
Family gatherings around the Christmas tree, celebrations, recipes for delicious meals and, of course, Christmas lights. Every year, many families around the world do all this before the arrival of Christmas. This is the season to have your tummies and hearts full, and share memories and stories with your loved ones.
Peru, thanks to its diversity, is a country that carries different traditions in every region, even for Christmas. In this country you can see how people pass on their Christmas traditions from generation to generation.
In this post, you will be able to explore Peru’s great Christmas traditions in different regions. And, if you’re in Peru, you will be able to choose what tradition to experience!Continue reading “Peruvian Culture: 5 Christmas traditions in Peru”