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The Carrera Hole

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On the road towards Carrera there is a hole in which ancient tales say that a golden calf is hidden, and its dung is also gold, while its saliva is silver. This calf belonged to a warlock, who kept it on a trunk its whole life, but when the warlock died the calf got out […]

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The Snake’s Prairie

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In one of our trips around Peru we heard the story about what happened on the journey taken from Cajamarca to the Celendin province. It’s said that there’s a huge prairie where a cylinder-shaped wall stands and that it extends through the prairie. This wall has the exact shape of a snake, and its head […]

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The White Dune

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In one of our trips through Peru, we found this wonderful legend of the Peruvian coast, and so it goes: On the Sechura district, about 12 miles from the town, there’s an immense dune in which the sand is so white that it’s simply called White Dune. It is quite high and no one can […]

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THE ICHIC OLLCO

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In Peruvian mythology you can usually find stories that have been retold to such extent that they suffer small variations and nowadays they turn out to belong not to one but to multiple villages, and it’s hard to define their origin. One of these stories is the one we’ll tell you about now… and we […]

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GASTRONOMY ROUTE IN AREQUIPA

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The white city of Arequipa, on top of being known for its colonial architecture, beautiful landscapes and impressive volcanoes, is also the cradle of one of the most varied and tasty cuisines in Peru. Arequipa provides to the already renowned Peruvian cuisine, those ancient recipes and the unparallel flavor that are the delight of thousands […]