Looking Back

Beguiling History of the Pisco Sour, With a Twist

Beguiling History of the Pisco Sour, With a Twist

By Rick Vecchio ✐ Peruvian Times Contributing Editor ☄ Does a Creole precursor to the ‘Original Pisco Sour’ recipe ruin a nostalgic narrative, or simply add a level of complexity to a great tale of expat American ingenuity? In little more than a week, people across Peru will be mixing […]

President Leguía and the Brooklyn Bounder

President Leguía and the Brooklyn Bounder

“Following the aforesaid marriage the said President Leguia on many occasions attempted to induce the plaintiff to become a citizen of Peru and to accept a governmental position at a high salary, which the plaintiff at all times refused to do; that the plaintiff was at all times in fear of his life, and he was familiar with various incidents of the sudden disappearance of enemies of Leguia who were never again heard from…”

LOOKING BACK: The Cuzco-Atalaya (Manu) Road

LOOKING BACK: The Cuzco-Atalaya (Manu) Road

The dotted lines on the map between Shintuya and Iberia, and Puerto Maldonado and Iberia, represent the two missing links, of which only one is needed, for the first TransAmazonic road link-up between Lima and Rio de Janeiro (according to Peruvian Times figures the distance along this route is roughly […]

HISTORY OF PERU SERIES —  Part 11:   From Paracas to Wari – the center of cultural activity moves to the highlands

HISTORY OF PERU SERIES — Part 11: From Paracas to Wari – the center of cultural activity moves to the highlands

Paul Goulder returns with the second section of his History of Peru series special to the Peruvian Times.  The first section, Parts 1 to 10, can be found listed at the end of this article. The earthquake of August 15, 2007 centered on the Chincha – Pisco region had tragic […]