Pantanos de Villa, Peru – the last bird refuge

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Rate our ReviewsThe Pantanos de Villa is located in the district of Chorrillos and is a group of shallow lagoons that occupy an approximate area of 2000 Hás. In 2006 the Peruvian government declared 263 Hás as a Wildlife Refuge of being within RAMSAR importance. SINANPE is an acronym in Spanish for the National System […]

Carabaya – Puno, Perú – Tales of gold and silver

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Rate our ReviewsIn the mythology of ancient Peru, gold receives from the Sun its good qualities, it does not decay, it does not age, it is the symbol of perfection, of purity, and of immortality.  Silver, its companion astral, grows under the influence of the Moon.  In ancient Peru iron was unknown, gold was found […]

Peru – Pisco Sour’s refreshing history

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Rate our ReviewsPisco is a bird’s name, said the Spanish chronicler Pedro Cieza de Leon, back in 1550, about the name given to one of the valleys where wine was being produced from the first vines that arrived in these lands. In 1572 the town of Santa Maria Magdalena de Pisco, to the south of […]

PERU – RIMAC – Faith & Legend

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Rate our ReviewsIn all the cities founded by the Spaniards, among the first to be settled were those built by the religious orders; likewise, among the settlers, there was no lack of the very devout who donated part of their lands for the construction of churches. Thus, in Rimac, we can find from the smallest […]

PERU – RIMAC Part 2 -Almeda, Paseo de Aguas and a love story

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Rate our ReviewsAmong the historical architecture that is  preserved in Rímac, there are two that represent the romanticism of the time and that is also linked to Micaela Villegas, “la Perricholi”.  Miquita, as was known María Micaela Villegas & Hurtado de Mendoza, was born on September 28, 1748, lived modestly in the neighbourhood of Rímac […]