5 easy Peruvian means to impress your friends back home
Peru is one of the most famous and popular travel destinations on the planet, visited every year by millions of people from all over the world. Most head for the ancient ruins or the highest peaks of the Andes Mountains, but a savvy traveler will know right away that Peru’s true magic is its cuisine.
Peruvian food is incredible, and eating in Cusco will be almost enough to satisfy your entire vacation. While your friends and parents will inevitably obsess over your photos of Machu Picchu and adorable Andean toddlers, impressing them with some new recipes can be a surprising and exotic way to humblebrag about your amazing time in Peru, how much you grew as a person, and how worldly and cultured you are now.Continue reading “The Uni Student’s Peruvian Cookbook”
Cusco to Chile and Back
When you first come over the hill into Tacna from Arequipa, you’ll think you’re arriving at Black Rock City, the temporary home of Nevada’s annual Burning Man festival. But don’t be misled by Tacna sprawling mass across an otherwise lifeless desert. Peru’s southernmost city lies just a stone’s throw from the Pacific, and just a few more minutes south in the backseat of a 2007 Chevy Impala lies an almost perfect stretch of sandy surf beach perfect for a weekend getaway (or a quick border hop).Continue reading “How to Have a Perfect Visa Run to Chile”
Dear friends at Proyecto Peru,
We’d like to share our story with you, to spread a little of our happiness.
Three years ago, back when we didn’t know each other yet, we – Daniel from the USA and me from Belgium – read about the medical package at Proyecto Peru and decided to jump into the adventure.
In the summer of 2015, we arrived in Cusco. The first day of medical Spanish classes, I thought I was all alone with my teacher, Paula. Intense! But the next day, Daniel was there.
It didn’t take long for us to realize we’d gotten lucky.Continue reading “When Love Crosses Continents: How two volunteers met and fell in love in Cusco”
Causa is typically a favorite Peruvian dish among tourists and locals alike. With a golden yellow potato base, what’s not to love? Most restaurants in and around Cusco serve up their own version of causa, and all focus intensely on presentation. The causa is always served up in careful layers, as a sushi style, and extremely photo-worthy.
This recipe is for all you lazy chefs, those who want all of the flavor and deliciousness of a traditional Peruvian causa at about 50% the effort!Continue reading “Lazy Peruvian Causa Recipe”
If you’re planning a trip to Cusco in the near future, you won’t want to miss these tips and facts about life in Cusco! Let Proyecto Peru guide you through your trip! We offer Spanish classes, local trusted and affordable tours, and homestay accommodations to help provide the experience of a lifetime. Register with us and receive even more tips and information about Cusco before you arrive.Continue reading “Travel Tips”
- Long sleeved shirts
- Flannel/button down shirt
- Warm and comfy pants
- Shirts for layering Cusco weather can vary!
- 1 outfit you don’t mind getting dirty
- 1 nicer outfit
- Warm socks No central heating – nights can be cold!
- Shop and haggle in San Pedro Market
- Satisfy your sweet tooth at Chocomuseo
- Take an alpaca selfie
- Live with a host family!
- Try Pisco and see a local band at Republica de Pisco
- See the city from Cristo Blanco’s point of view
- Tour the cathedrals in Plaza de Armas
- Make new friends over waffles at The Meeting Place
- Take a photo of the 12 Angled Stone
- Play jenga and drink chilcanos at Indigo
- Read the stars at Planetarium Cusco
- Catch the sunset at Limbus
- Tour Qorikancha
- See traditional dances at Centro Qosqo de Arte Nativo
- Try cuy (guinea pig)
- Take free salsa lessons at Inca Team
- Have a Cafe Day at La Valeriana or Monkey Cafe
- Experience the art at Museo de Arte Precolombino
- Do Sunday yoga and brunch at The Healing House
- Visit the Sacred Valley
- Learn something new at Museo Inka
- Eat a sanguche (Peruvian sandwich) at Pankracio
- Have a fancy night out with opera music at Belmond Hotel
- Have a picnic in your favorite plaza
- Study Spanish!