Do you speak Peruvian?

Have you gotten to a country, thinking that you would understand at least something cause you were studying the language so hard but then when you arrived, you just didn’t get what the hack are they talking about?

The same thing happened to me when I arrived to Peru. As everywhere, Peruvians also use a lot of slang. I decided to help you out a bit and explain the most common slang expressions – in Peruvian “jerga”. Pokračovať v čítaní “Do you speak Peruvian?”

Chachapoyas: Edge of jungle full of hidden gems

Chachapoyas is a small town in Amazonas also known for being a “ceja de la selva” which means an eyebrow/edge of the jungle. The town itself is very small, simple and very safe. It is not very well known among tourists so you can enjoy real local and peaceful atmosphere. Apart from Plaza de Armas, there is one street for pedestrians with historical buildings. Accommodation and food is mostly provided by simple hostels and restaurants but the tourism is developing and you can already find some nice places to eat. Pokračovať v čítaní “Chachapoyas: Edge of jungle full of hidden gems”

Laguna 69 and Other Things To Do in Huaráz

Huaráz is the capital of the Ancash region that is around 7 hours from Lima by bus (perfect stop between Lima and Trujillo) It’s located in valley of Callejón de Huaylas in between the highest mountain ranges of Peru: Cordillera Negra and Cordillera Blanca. Huaráz is perfect place for trekking and day trips to near villages in the valley. If you don’t have an idea what to expect from Huaráz and where to go, keep reading! Pokračovať v čítaní “Laguna 69 and Other Things To Do in Huaráz”

Cestopis: 4 slováci v Peru

V aprili tohto roku sa nam neplanovane podarilo naplanovat uzasny vylet po Peru.  Kedze sme pocas priprav prisli na to, ze vacsina informacii na internete nie je aktualnych a uz toboz nie je v slovencine, chcem sa s vami podelit o tipy a skusenosti, ktore by vam mohli pomoct pri podobnych cestach akou bola ta nasa.

Po viac ako dvoch mesiacoch stravenych dobrovolnictvom v severnej casti Peru som sa vratila spat do Limy, aby sme spolu s dalsimi troma slovakmi vyrazili na juh.  Chceli sme vidiet najznamejsie turisticke destinacie juzneho Peru, avsak po vlastnom. Takze sme vsetko zorganizovali a vybavili sami bez agentury, vdaka comu nas vylet vysiel so vsetkym vsudy (doprava, vstupy, ubytko, jedlo) na: 800 eur + letenka (siatocna letenka svk-peru cca 750 eur) Pokračovať v čítaní “Cestopis: 4 slováci v Peru”

Volunteering in Trujillo, Peru: warnings and recommendations

I have always wanted to travel to South America. Apart from my desire to learn Spanish and salsa, I am a big fan of traveling, so Amazon jungle, beautiful mountains with hidden cities, Rio, beaches… sounded very tempting. Volunteering seemed to be the best option because you can get to know the country not only as a tourist and on top of it you help community. Pokračovať v čítaní “Volunteering in Trujillo, Peru: warnings and recommendations”