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The Best Sandwiches in Miraflores, Lima

Whenever I stay in Miraflores, I end up eating a lot of sandwiches It could be because I’m there doing boring paperwork or embassy stuff and don’t have much time or inclination to eat a proper meal Or it could be because I...


The Peruvian Beer-Drinking Tradition

Peru is a big beer-drinking nation, something that most backpackers are happy to hear And, while Peruvian beer isn’t of exceptional quality, it’s cheap and rarely in short supply There is one particular cultural quirk,...

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What to do on your layover in Lima

So, your flight arrived into Peru’s capital city and you’ve got some time to kill before your connecting flight departs You can either stay at the airport and scroll your Facebook newsfeed for 7 hours sipping slowly on your...

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What’s the Legal Drinking Age in Peru?

The minimum legal drinking age in Peru is 18, which is good news for thirsty young backpackers from the USA – or, for that matter, from Kazakhstan, Sri Lanka, American Samoa or Micronesia These countries, like the USA, have...


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