It’s one of the great literary feuds. Mario Vargas Llosa is a prolific and prize winning novelist who ran for President of Peru in 1990.
Anyone who reads this blog or our Facebook page knows that we pray at the alter of Peruvian foodie holy man Chef Gastón Acurio. More than any other single mortal, Gastón has spread the gospel of Peru’s intensely diverse, complex and wonderful cuisine to the world.
When you visit Peru you may very well have the privilege of witnessing the iconic traditional Danza de Tijeras, or scissors dance.
Few historians have made as great an impact on our understanding of pre-Columbian Peru and the mysterious Inca Empire as María Rostworowski Tovar de Diez Canseco.
Peru is known as a country of superlatives. It contains the most and highest tropical glaciers and the deepest canyon in the world. The Inca formed the largest and most advanced pre-Columbian empire in the hemisphere. But Peru might just also hold title to the 20th century’s most bizarre shotgun wedding.