Peru Blogs and Websites

Peru blogs and websites

This photo has nothing to do with blogs about Peru. It just makes me smile (photo © Tony Dunnell)

All of these Peru-related blogs and websites are well worth checking out. Some focus squarely on travel, a few are food blogs, and some are the musings of expats, offering a refreshing and insightful portrayal of life in Peru.

General Blogs and Websites About Peru

  • …en Perú – an excellent Peru blog packed with information. Not updated these days, but still covers a wide range of subjects including travel, history, culture and news.
  • ExpatPeru – an expat website with an active forum. The travel forum is a good source of info and answers for anyone traveling in Peru.
  • Peru Delights — For the “ins and outs of Peruvian cooking,” this is the place to go. Great recipes, beautiful photos and rich prose; you won’t find a better blog about Peruvian food.
  • Karikuy – a one-stop destination for tours and volunteering in Peru, complete with an excellent blog.

Expat & Location Specific Peru Blogs

  • Academic Troll — An “Off-duty anthropologist, travel and expat blogger observing life in Peru,” including people, places and food.
  • Life in Peru – an informative Peru blog by an expat living in Cusco.
  • My Slice of Peru – a fascinating expat blog about Chiclayo and the Lambayeque region.
  • Sin Polaris — a Lima-based blog about “being away from the comfortable, about trying the unknown, about experiencing the new, and about just like half a billion other blogs.” Sin Polaris is no longer updated because the blogger left Peru, but it’s still worth a read.
  • Streets of Lima – a witty, informative blog by an American with a fondness for the Peruvian capital. Rarely updated these days.
  • Tarapoto Life – another of my blogs, this one is about life in the jungle town of Tarapoto, San Martin.
  • Wawas in Peru — Covering “being a parent and an expat, cross-cultural relationships, bilingualism, maybe a few arts and crafts, being a working mom, Peruvian society” and more.

South American Blogs & Websites

  • FindLocalTrips The only website where you can search, compare and book the best tours in South America at local prices.
  • New World Review  — “Journal of food, drink and travel in the Americas.”
  • Gringos Abroad — a Canadian family living and traveling abroad (in Ecuador)
  • Land Cruising – follow the journey of Karin-Marijke and Coen as they drive their Toyota Landcruiser BJ45 up, down and all around South America.

Other Recommended Travel Blogs & Websites

  • Two Backpackers – Aracely & Jason travel the world sharing HD adventure travel videos, HD travel pictures and independent budget backpacking travel tips.

More Travel Planning and Insurance

  • Peru Hop– Peru´s first hop on hop off bus company, offering safe, flexible and fun way to travel to unique places in Peru.
  • Bolivia Hop –  Considered the best and safest option for crossing into Peru from Bolivia or leaving Peru into Bolivia by bus.
  • Travel Insurance to South America — A useful guide on things to do, what to bring, and things to look out for when traveling South America, including getting the right kind of insurance coverage.

  7 comments for “Peru Blogs and Websites

  1. April 7, 2011 at 10:13 am

    Hi – just discovered and enjoying your blog. Here’s mine!

    Mitch Teplitsky
    Director/Producer, SOY ANDINA
    DVD: http://www.soyandina.com
    TV: http://voces.tv
    FB: http://www.facebook.com/SoyAndina
    ————————————-
    “Life affirming”  (Film Society of Lincoln Center)
    “Magnificent tribute to cultural re-awakening”  (Peruvian Times)
    “A great film”  (Santa Barbara Film Festival)

  2. April 20, 2011 at 10:33 am

    Excellent blog. Congrats. Thanks too for the mention of http://www.expatperu.com

  3. April 20, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    Thanks Alan. I’m more than happy to mention ExpatPeru – the forums there are very helpful.

    Cheers, Tony.

  4. March 11, 2014 at 10:06 am

    Hey Great Peru Info:

    Found you by researching Peru Cockfights, and then began to wander to more of your articles. Thought you may be interested in this in depth report on Peruvian Cock Fight rules. Thanks again for the info:

    http://www.tripfilms.com/Travel_Video-v76157-Iquitos-Cockfighting_Peru-Video.html

  5. June 26, 2016 at 7:02 am

    This list is surely going to be handy. I’m visiting Peru next week.

  6. Tom
    November 20, 2016 at 4:32 am

    Very useful..

    I want to visit Peru with my dog (75lbs).

    I was wondering if you might suggest a few towns or areas (rural is ok), where me and my dog could be, for awhile, since…we go everywhere together,safely? I dont mind staying in a village for a few weeks, and then move elsewhere.
    Thing is, I dont want to stand out with my dog, since we’d be a duo, basically.

    Is it highly uncommon to see “dog-owners” walking about with their best friend?

    The thing about maids not allowed in beaches and what not sounds primitive…

    Thank you.

    • November 21, 2016 at 10:34 am

      Interesting question! First of all, it’s common to see people walking their dogs on leads in Lima, and in some other larger cities like Arequipa. Elsewhere, not so common. I live in Tarapoto and take my dog to a local park twice a day — all the other dogs are just strolling around, “unsupervised” (and I don’t often see people walking with their dog on a lead, unlike in nicer parts of Lima). That can be a problem, as most dog owners in Peru do not train their dogs, and some can be quite aggressive with other dogs. Normally, if a dog wants to attack you or your own dog, you can stop them by just bending down towards the ground as if you’re about to pick up a stone or rock. The dogs here know what that gesture means, and it’s normally enough to stop them.

      As for places to go… Well, there’s obviously an extensive coastline here, so the beach is a great option. Smaller towns and rural villages in the highlands are good for walking dogs in the surrounding countryside. Just keep your dog close in case there are farmyard guard dogs nearby. Jungle can be good, but dense jungle can be dangerous for dogs (snakes etc) and they might suffer in the heat and humidity.

      A lot depends on what your dog is like, I guess. If your dog is very obedient and stops and comes on command, then you should be fine generally. One other problem is the amount of trash strewn around in many towns and cities, which dogs will quickly rummage through. Also, if you take your dog into someone’s house or garden, check first that they don’t have food laced with rat poison anywhere that your dog might eat (happened to my dog once, was horrible). Also — and especially if your dog is a pedigree or pure breed or whatever — there are people here who steal dogs. It’s sadly very common.

      All of the above might sound terrible, but I am a paranoid dog owner. You and your dog should both be fine and have a great time wherever you are in Peru — it’s just not as safe for dogs as in the UK, for example.

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