The following directory features the best Peru-related blogs written in English, selected for their overall quality, depth of insight and freshness (recent and regular updates).
Not all of the blogs are travel-specific, but you’ll find plenty of interesting posts written by expats, seasoned travelers and tourist industry professionals, covering everything from cultural quirks to Peruvian cuisine and little-known attractions.
Perhaps the best Peruvian food blog written in English, with detailed recipes, mouth-watering photos and plenty of cultural details to inspire both experienced cooks and kitchen novices.
Written by a small group of Cuzqueños (residents of Cuzco/Cusco) and Americans, Cuzco Eats
was created with the aim of becoming "the most complete source of information on restaurants and food in Cuzco." That goal has certainly been achieved -- you won't find a better resource for discovering the best places to eat in the former Inca capital.
Recipes, restaurant reviews, latest food news, excellent photos... Provecho Peru -- written by American expat Gretchen Noelle -- does a great job of "sharing the kitchens, markets and flavors of Peru." The recipes aren't exclusively Peruvian, so you'll find tasty chicken teriyaki alongside the likes of quinoa soup and arroz con leche.
Funny, informative, provocative... Whatever word you use to describe Streets of Lima
, one thing is for sure: "Mr. Peru" is passionate about the Peruvian capital. And with one post per day, there's always something new to read.
Juancho originally started Camina el Autor
as a way to stay connected with friends and family back home in the US. The blog now attracts a wider audience, and with good reason: the posts are well written, there are plenty of photos and Juancho continually captures the vibrancy and color of Peru.
For a glimpse of expat life in Chiclayo, head over to My Slice of Peru
. The posts capture the sights and sounds of the region, with its rich culture and colorful characters.
Kelly moved to Peru seven or so years ago, making a new home in Lima with her Peruvian husband and his two sons. She created My Life in Peru
as a way to share her experiences, with a particular focus on Peruvian food. Foodies take note: her recipes are frequently among her most popular posts, so you know where to go for your Peruvian cooking instructions...
Going strong since 2006, En Perú
is packed with information across seven main categories: travel and places, news, history, life, culture, nature and Peruvian food. Many articles cover Peru's less well-known sites and attractions -- the places that guidebooks skim over all too quickly. The blog isn't updated often these days, but there's still a lot of great stuff in the archives.
Bill Grimes is the president and captain of Dawn on the Amazon Tours and Cruises
. His blog is much more than a promotional tool -- it's an excellent resource for anyone heading to the jungle city of Iquitos. You'll find information about the best restaurants and hotels, as well as boat and jungle lodge recommendations.
Featuring Peruvian gastronomy, expat interviews, Lima insights and more, the Academic Troll shares all her observations of life in Peru (and occasionally beyond). Well written with plenty of good photos... great stuff.