Author: Martina Martinez

Peruvian Fiestas – Birthdays, Baby Showers and The Day of Love

Peruvian Fiestas – Birthdays, Baby Showers and The Day of Love

Most Western countries would believe Latin America in general to be a place of constant fiestas and regular siestas, powerful sunshine, deep passion and affection, dancing in the streets, and soap-opera-like drama. How do birthday parties and the Day of Love celebrations look like in Peru?

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Lambayeque: Pre-Inca Civilizations, King Kong and the Capital of Friendship

Lambayeque: Pre-Inca Civilizations, King Kong and the Capital of Friendship

A department and region in northwestern Peru known for its rich Moche and Chimú historical past is home to many traditional towns, desert landscape, dry forests including sandalwood groves and the king kong manjar monster dessert.

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New Year in the Desert of Atacama

New Year in the Desert of Atacama

As a nature lover, I felt like spending the break of the years in contemplation and peace, rather than with loud celebrations. My partner agreed to the idea of spending the last day of 2021 and the first day of 2022 in the Atacama Desert near Ica, enjoying some exploring – including that of the Canyon of the Lost – with a local guide, rituals, meditation and contemplation on the dunes as well as under the starry night sky.

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