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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
Here's the blog blurb: "An out-of-work journalist seeks self-actualization and/or good seafood in Lima, Peru." Eric Ludy covers everything from the capital's creepy mannequins to fine dining at Astrid y Gaston
Another Lima-based blog, this time from Kayla Washko, a native of west central Pennsylvania. Yaka ´Lita
is a relative newcomer on the Peru blog scene, but Kayla has already created an engaging collection of Peru-related articles. Good stuff.
If you're looking for information about moving to Peru, this is the place to go. The Ultimate Peru List
covers immigration issues (including tourist visas), finding work in Peru, learning Spanish
and many more essential subjects. An excellent resource.