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Celebrate with Peru its famous tuber

On the 30th of May is National Potato Day; a time to celebrate one of the most important food crops in the world originating in Peru.

Throughout this week countless restaurants around Lima pay homage to the famous root vegetable by offering special menus and drinks using the great variety of native Peruvian potatoes.

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Dine at one of Lima's top restaurants for a sensational price

Restaurant Week is known in many cities around the world; now it's coming to Lima as well. From May 16th to 25th more than 20 first-class restaurants in Peru's capital are participating in Lima's First Restaurant Week.

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Over the last months there have been many don't drink & drive campaigns in Lima due to an increment of traffic accidents. Many districts in the city have been actively engaged and surprised with some well thought out approaches.

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More and more the "new looking" taxis can be seen on the streets. The most significant change is a 30 cm wide stripe with a yellow/black or black/white checkerboard pattern. All independent taxi operators have to change their vehicles to the new specification within the next months.

Most of the "yellow" taxis belong to registered companies or syndicates, whereby individual or independent operators will have cars in all sorts of colors...

This new design is once again an attempt to regulate the taxi services, but currently only adding to the confusion of all the different variations circulating the streets in Peru.

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Refreshing Pisco based Cocktail (alcoholic)

The Chilcano (or also known as Chilanito) is a traditional Peruvian cocktail based on Pisco (grape brandy). The Chilcano has lately become very popular and can be found in nearly every bar and restaurant in the country. References mentioning the drink date back to the early twentieth century. In Peru every year the Chilcano is celebrated with a week dedicated to the cocktail where variations with different fruit juices or soft drinks are presented.

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Black Markets & Piracy in Peru – A new Tourist Attraction?

Peru is famous for a multitude of cultural attractions and has developed to one of the most visited countries in South America. Peruvian food by now is known all over the world and many international chefs incorporate ingredients or recipes of Peru's diverse cuisine. Exclusive hotels and exquisite restaurants are present everywhere. A very stable economy has been providing national & international investors a solid base with good returns in mining, industry, fishing, production, import and export. Additionally the country is hosting numerous national and international conferences, seminars and fairs. All in all Peru is a rising star in South America catering for tourists and business travelers alike.

Unfortunately Peru has also gained a reputation of being one of the main producers of "coca paste" (the base for cocaine) and the production of high quality counterfeit currency (US$ - Euro). Well known in the country are also certain markets selling counterfeit consumer goods (knock-offs) and piracy of any types of digital media (movies, music and computer programs) that are highly frequented by the Peruvian consumers.

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New content in our Business Guide

Due to many requests and inquiries to business related subjects we started expanding our "Business Guide for Lima & Peru". New interesting and informative topics include include a "Country Risk and Investment Grade", "Company & Corporation Types in Peru" and "How to set up a Company or Corporation in Peru".

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Celebrate with Surco its Traditions and Customs

Once again Lima's traditional wine district Surco is celebrating its culture and customs with the Festival Vendimia de Surco 2014.

This year's festival starts already on the 16th of March, the Sunday before the main festivities with the Grand Parade of the Grape Harvest (Gran Corso de la Vendimia) introducing the wine queen candidates to the public; expect colorful decorated floats, traditional Peruvian costumes and folkloric dance performances.

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On 1st of February 2014 is National Pisco Sour Day

As every year on the first Saturday in February, Peru celebrates on the 1st of February 2014 its most popular cocktail with the "Dia Nacional del Pisco Sour" (National Pisco Sour Day). Even though the Pisco Sour will be honored throughout the country, celebrations will be most energetic in Lima and the Pisco producing regions in the south of Peru.

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Peru's capital celebrates its 479 anniversary

Founded on the 18th of January 1535 by Francisco Pizarro, Lima celebrates its 479th birthday tomorrow. There are many festivities and events around town, so get out and join the party.

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