Destination: Cusco

August 15, 2012

For a long time, Cusco was regarded as a quick stopping off point en route to the ancient city of the Incas, Machu Picchu. With the thin, 11,000-foot air (drink your coca tea!) and once rampant backpacker scene, Cusco has markedly improved on the hotel front and its food scene. Overall, its vibe is more cosmopolitan […]

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Toasting Lima

July 5, 2012

I won’t lie. I find (Chilean) pisco not very attractive, for my paladar at least. The smell of it still conjures up drunken memories of piscola (pisco + coke) in the university during my junior year abroad in Santiago. The hangover from those damned drinks still lingers too, even though more than 15 years have […]

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Pisco Sour: Chile (and Peru’s) Iconic Drink

July 17, 2009

Since No Reservations aired on Monday night, where Tony sips potent pisco sours in Bar La Playa in Valparaíso, I have seen a plethora of debates ensue about the origin of pisco and whether or not the pisco sour is rightfully Chilean. Today’s post is going to debunk this debate once and for all, and […]

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