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In a slowly progressing series of global media blunders news agencies like the Economist†, Bloomberg* and our own beloved Peru this Week†† made outlandish claims about Peru having the highest density of fast-food restaurants in the world. Thankfully for Peru, all such claims were and still are untrue. However, the real story that the Fast-Food. . .
For the second year in a row, Peru was named South America's Leading Culinary Destination by the World Travel Awards, which is considered by some to be 'the Oscars of the travel industry'. Last December the same organization named Peru the 'World's Leading Culinary Destination'. Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the organization accepts votes from. . .
Feria Dominical is Peru's largest outdoor market, which is in Huancayo every Sunday, from 9 am to 10 pm, and stretches about 12 blocks on Av. Huancavelica (usually from the Coliseo Wanka to Colegio Salesiano Tecnico Don Bosco). Huancavelica runs parallel with Real a five block walk from Plaza de la Constitución. To find it from there, stand with your. . .
I've lived in Huancayo, Peru now for 18 months and I must say it is a safe, peaceful, relaxing, big-little city (with a greater Huancayo population of nearly 1/2 million people). At an elevation of 3,300 meters (which is 10,826 feet or over two miles high) travelers often need to acclimatize (by taking it easy). . .