Juanes are tasty Peruvian fare with a dual heritage. This traditional rice-and-protein combo anchors family feasts on June 24, an important religious holiday that celebrates the life of San Juan Batista, or St. John the Baptist. And because portions are precooked and individually wrapped in Maranta or banana leaves, they are easily transported on fishing […]
The Amazon River basin is a tropical wilderness that is pretty much unchanged from when European explorers discovered it nearly 500 years ago. Read the rest of my story about our thrilling river cruise as published in the Journal & Topics Newspapers.
To catch a piranha, you need to find murky water. The Yanallpa Creek in the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve in Peru will do just fine. The location is deep within the tropical rainforest and surrounded by thick tangles of vegetation. It’s about an hour by skiff from where the Marañon and Ucayali rivers merge to form […]
Lima, the capital of Peru, has a split personality. It is a modern metropolis with bold artistic expressions and a taste for world-class cuisine. It is a colonial city that remains deeply connected to its centuries-old roots. We had a day to take in as much as we could. Our hired guide, Ellie, met us at our […]