5 Great Reasons to go to Peru in 2016
1. Fly Direct from the UK – For the First Time in 34 Years
Since 1982 there has been no direct link between the UK and Peru, until now. Back in 1982 Peru decided to close its airspace to flights being operated by the British, in support of their fellow Latin American country, Argentina, during the Falklands War. However, British Airways is now offering direct flights between Gatwick and Lima, largely as a result of its surge in popularity.
2. Try the Cuisine of the Moment – Peruvian
Peruvian cuisine is one of the most diverse fusion foods in the world with influences from Spain, Africa, China, Japan, and France, and has seen a huge growth in popularity over the last couple of years, with Peruvian restaurants such as Coya, Ceviche and Lima popping up in international cities across the world. Dishes like lomo saltado, ceviche, tiradito, and anticucho are now offered in Michellin starred restaurants, so why not try these dishes in the country from which they originate?
3. Solve your Life Problems – In the Amazon
Peru has a very long and rich tradition of healers, spiritual advisors and shamans, who can be found deep in the Amazon jungle. Thousands of people a year are now making the trip to the Amazon to take a life changing spiritual journey, to experience the ‘ayahuasca’ ceremony, and rid their bodies of all mental, emotional and physical impurities. This experience has become so popular that even Leo di Caprio mentioned it in a recent interview.
4. Don’t Just Visit the Ruins – Visit the Beaches
Peru is well known for its ancient Inca ruins – Machu Picchu is a must-see and there are plenty of other sites to visit such as Inca Pisac and Isla del Sol. However, Peru is also well-known for its beautiful beaches and its great surf, which is world-renown among the surfing community. The best surfing beaches are Herradura, Costa Verde, and Punta Rocas – and if you don’t surf, it’s worth going just to watch. For more tranquil waters you can go to beaches such as Punta Sal, Punta Hermosa, Pucusana, and Santa María.
5. Have a Pisco Sour – Or Ten
The famous pisco sour is the taste of Peru. It’s a delicious mix of lemon juice, ice, egg whites and Angostura bitters and the liquor is Peruvian Pisco which can be made with either lime or lemon. This cocktail comes from the capital Lima and was invented by an American bartender in the early part of the twentieth century. This is a drink that is made to be enjoyed, so why not go and enjoy?
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