Archive | May, 2010

Arequipa is better than Cuzco. There, I said it.

I’m in Arequipa again. Peru’s 2nd city. If you’ve never been to Peru, you’ve probably never heard of it. Most people haven’t. The majority of traveler’s land in Lima and head straight to Cuzco. A gringo hangout. A backpacker favorite. I’ve been in Peru for almost a month. And I’ve never heard a bad word […]

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The Coffee Situation In Peru…

The coffee situation here sucks. If Peru grows good coffee, it is nowhere to be found. If it exists, it must all be exported. In Peru, instant coffee rules the day. Instant coffee everywhere. Can you get real coffee? Sure. Sometimes. But it’s more expensive and can only be found in the Gringo, touristy, fancy […]

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