Category Archives: Lima

Celebrate the Grape Harvest in Lima During Surco’s Vendimia Festival

Although Peru’s main Vendimia Festival takes place in Ica, Lima’s Surco neighborhood offers a smaller version for locals and visitors in Lima. The historically agricultural district celebrates grapes and all its derivatives in a fun multiday festival that begins with … Continue reading

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Lima Will Host the 2019 Pan American Games & Invests in the City’s Future

Lima has been enjoying a steadily increasing profile over the last years, especially its culinary scene. This month, Peru’s capital city pulled off another coup winning the competition to host the 2019 Pan American Games, beating other contending cities such … Continue reading

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Learn to Make Chocolate at the ChocoMuseu in Lima or Cusco

The ChocoMuseo mission is to make chocolate in the countries where cacao grows, which is why it luckily has three different locations in Peru. In Lima, it’s located 3 blocks from Kennedy Park in Miraflores (very close to our hostels, … Continue reading

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The Lord of Miracles: The Purple Month in Lima

One of Peru’s most prominent religious festivals, the Lord of Miracles, will kick off on October 18th, lasting ten days. October is known as the Purple Month in Lima, which isn’t surprising considering that you’ll see the color appearing everywhere … Continue reading

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Where to Stay & What to Do in Miraflores, Lima

Pirwa Inclan B&B is enviably located in Miraflores, often referred to as the “greenest” area in Lima thanks to its plethora of parks and gardens. It’s just a few blocks from Kennedy Park, which in the evenings comes alive with … Continue reading

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Shopping for Souvenirs in Lima

Many travelers realize on their final days in Peru that they want to pick up some souvenirs, or else they wait until the final days of their trip in order to avoid lugging around the extra weight. This usually means … Continue reading

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Peru Travel, Pt 1: What to Eat in Peru

Food is our common ground, a universal experience. – James Beard One of the best ways to get to know the country you are visiting in is to indulge in the food- in the restaurants, in the streets, in family … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Celebrate the Fiestas Patrias of Peru in Lima

Each July 28th, Peru celebrates the anniversary Jose de San Martín’s proclamation of independence in Lima’s Plaza de Armas, and on the 29th, honors its Armed Forces and National Police. It’s one of the year’s most important holidays, with many … Continue reading

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Best Time to Travel- When to Visit Peru

Best Time to See: The Andes               The vast Andean mountain range includes fertile valleys marked by patchwork subsistence farming, traditional adobe cities with cobblestone streets and colorfully dressed locals, and the Incan ruins … Continue reading

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10 Years of Pirwa

A decade ago, Pirwa Hostels was founded with the dream of creating a welcoming haven where travelers could relax and interact, one providing an experience rather than merely a bed and shower. It all began with only Pirwa Colonial Backpackers … Continue reading

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