Posts Tagged ‘Peru’

Food that bites back in Peru

Posted on June 9th, 2010 by Laura Byrne Paquet


Warning: Those with squeamish stomachs might wish to skip this post. I’m just saying. Throughout my week in Peru, one dish popped out on almost every menu: cuy. I saw it on chalkboard lists on roadside stands in the Andes. I spotted it on fancy menus in Lima hotels. It came to seem like a […]

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Video: Voluntourism and "aliens" in Peru

Posted on November 27th, 2008 by Laura Byrne Paquet

Peru mountain biker

Courtesy of, an Aussie travel insurance and travel services company, comes this great 25-minute documentary about a volunteer project to build a bridge and a water faucet in the village of Qelqanqa in the Peruvian Andes, southeast of Lima. A page on the WorldNomads site provides more details on the project. The trip was […]

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Video: Glimpsing village life in Peru

Posted on November 23rd, 2008 by Laura Byrne Paquet

Ancash village man home

As the sun came up, I peeped through the window of our guest house onto a timeless vista: fields of potatoes and other crops, rimmed by hills and mountains. In the distance, a farmer was already at work behind a horse-drawn plow. In the village of Huamacchuco in the Peruvian Andes, many people wake and […]

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