Starting on July 26th, Peru will host its largest ever international sporting event – the 2019 Pan American Games. 7,000 athletes from 41 countries will take part in 424 events around the country, and will be competing for places in the 2020 World Olympics, to be held in Tokyo, Japan.
‘What’s your favourite Peruvian food?’ is a question that you are guaranteed to be asked over and over when traveling in Peru. Food is an obsession for most Peruvians but a justifiable one as their cuisine is recognised as one of the best in the world.
Peruvian cuisine has its roots in ancient superfoods such as quinoa, avocados, maize and potatoes as well as integrating more recent influences of Japanese and Chinese cuisines.
However, your answer to the question will very much depend on where you have been in Peru as there are significant variations around the country.
If you are looking for an Easter celebration with a difference, then look no further than Ayacucho, in Peru’s central highlands. To visit on Good Friday (Viernes Santo) is to take a step back in time – 2,000 years. March with Roman centurions as they escort Jesus with his cross before he is tied to it and raised above the gawping crowds on a hilltop overlooking the city.