Articles in the Peru Category
Archaeology & Ruins, Culture, Destinations, Museums, Peru »
Miro and I spent a week in Chiclayo about two years ago and loved the array of cultural offerings. As we traveled back to Lima from our third trip to Ecuador, we stopped in the magical city for about 8 hours. Miro and I shared several of our past experiences with a few fellow travelers on the bus, but realized I had never written a comprehensive guide to Chiclayo to refer them to. So, here it is:
A Detailed Guide to Chiclayo’s Cultural
Heritage Sites & Museums
Chiclayo, also known as the “city of …
In the Moment, Inspiration, Peru »
It is a well known fact:
Happy people ALWAYS have contagious effects on others.
Last Sunday I found myself a helpless victim to an orgy of happiness and joy.
This particular Sunday was a typical Peruvian summer day in the capital. Locals gathered in parks throughout the city to enjoy the cool ocean breeze, the company of one other and experience a general sense of community. Miro and I had the same intention as we wandered into Parque Kennedy in the Miraflores district of Peru’s capital. In his backpack, Miro carried in his …
Peru, Photo Essays, South America »
Graffiti + Street Art = Culture
Words and symbols are all around us. Sometimes they are part the environment but they always part of the culture. Often times, we find the messages contained universal. Street art has always been my favorite way to get a sense of the local culture. I hope you enjoy this series of street shot around Lima, Peru.
Adventure, Archaeology & Ruins, Destinations, Peru »
Most travelers come to Cusco and the Sacred Valley for one reason and one reason only: To see the UNESCO World Herritage site, Machu Picchu. In fact the online magazine Peru this Week estimated over 2 million tourists visited Cusco on route to the ancient ruins in 2013. Miro and I have been living in Cusco now for more than a year and the question we receive most often from friends, family, travelers alike is “how do I get to Macchu Pichhu?”
The ruins of Machu Picchu, (although not my favorite site …
Art & Theater, Culture, Inspiration, Peru »
Archaeology Inspiring Art
Edvard Munch and archaeology aren’t two names you’d normally find side-by-side in an article. Right now, the art world is abuzz combining the two, re-examining the origins of inspiration behind Edvard Munch’s iconic piece ‘The Scream’. Apparently the inspiration leads straight here to Peru, a place Miro and I find highly inspiring. It is believed ‘The Scream’ was inspired by a mummified Chachapoyas warrior, frozen in time with a look of terror.
Writer Arthur Lubow, in an article for the Smithsonian, describes Munch’s iconic piece ‘The Scream’:
“Munch defined how we …
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The Qoyllur Rit’i festival is one of the oldest indigenous festivals on the planet.
Translated as the Star Snow Festival, Qoyllur Rit’i is a spiritual and religious event, held annually in June, in the Sinakara Valley in the Cusco Region of Peru. Every year, more than 10,000 participants attend the festival strengthening their ties to their ancestors, ancient traditions and cultural connections.