Food

Peruvian Meals That You Should Seek Out

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Peru is a land of contrasts, from Machu Picchu, the Inca Trail, and the Amazon rainforest to the bustling capital, Lima, and more. The rolling landscapes and picturesque terrains are a sight to behold for anyone visiting Peru. The local cuisine too, is an adventure of its kind; here are some top Peruvian meals that…

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February: Time for us to Learn, Grow and Celebrate

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Since Alpaca Expeditions was formed  in 2012, every February when the Inca Trail  is closed for maintenance, we take advantage of the quiet and organize several activities to strengthen our skills and even more importantly, to celebrate. The celebration comes first. We begin with an awesome soccer tournament between our porters, guides, cook and office…

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All Saints Day

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There are very few holidays that are as widely celebrated around the world as Halloween. It is one of the world’s oldest holidays and definitely the most fun. But Halloween in Cusco is just the beginning of a three day celebration. All Saints Day, which begins on November 1st, is spent celebrating the Living. Relatives…

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Eat Like a Local, Street Food in Cusco

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Street Food in Cusco So you’re in a foreign country, everything looks and sounds and smells strange, nothing more so that the food. Fruit reminds you of the fruit back home but there is always some important difference: the colour is wrong, it’s too big or the wrong shape or smells funny. The good news…

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It’s Friday – Pisco Sour Time

First of all, we want to set everyone straight – the Pisco Sour was invented in Peru and will always be a national treasure. While some of our neighbors claim they are the inventor of the cocktail, do not be fooled. Americans have more of a claim to the drink than Chileans. In fact, according…

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Peruvian Cuisine Showcased in New York City

For all of you New Yorkers, or those planning a trip to visit Manhattan next week, the 8th Annual StarChefs.com International Chefs Congress will take place from September 29 – October 1, 2013 at Pier 57. And what makes it more special this year, Peru’s Export and Tourism Promotion Board (PromPeru) will attend this year’s…

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10 Foods to Try While in Peru

This is a great article from National Georgraphic. In recent years, Peru’s eclectic cuisine has earned acknowledgement as one of the world’s finest. But while quinoa and pisco sour cocktails have migrated to become favorites around the world, the best Peruvian specialties are still found in their home country. Here are ten to try en…

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Culinary Destination by World Travel Awards: Peru Wins!

The World Travel Awards serves to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the global travel and tourism industry.  They recently announced their awards for many categories including the World’s Culinary Destination of 2012 – and guess who won, you got it – PERU.  And Peru had to beat out some really tough…

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Things to Do in Cusco (Other Than Machu Picchu)

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Mysterious and visually stunning, seeing the well-preserved Inca city of Machu Picchu is a trip of a lifetime.  But a trip to this beautiful part of Peru shouldn’t only be about seeing Machu Picchu. Here are five things to do in Cusco other than to visit the famous Machu Picchu. 1. Take A Train Ride…

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Guinea Pig Recipe

Once you arrive in Cusco, you quickly learn how important the guinea pig is – to our diet.  It is such a popular dish in Peru, that the most famous church in the Cusco main square has a painting of the Last Supper where the Apostles are snacking on it. Alpaca Expeditions serves guinea pig…

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