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RAHUL CHAUDHARY | Issue Dated: April 22, 2007
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RIGHT BYTES The ‘season’ed traveller goes now

With a range of climes, Peru beckons at any time of the year. If headed to the coast, go between December and April when the sun’s bright, the nights crisp and the sea warm, though June-August see maximum footfalls.



‘Savour’ faire

Can’t escape potatoes here! Peru has them in all shapes, size and flavour including the purple potato! Try Ceviche, a lime marinated raw fish preparation served with sweet potatoes – a national favourite.



Get to work

Go catch a glimpse of Cańón del Cotahuasi, the deepest canyon in the world, almost twice the depth of the Grand Canyon. Or head to the city of Arequipa, also called the ‘white city’. But do get around the ‘Cigar Alley’ (or ‘Pirate’s Alley’) and watch viejitos (little old men) rolling some of the world’s best cigars.



What’s the word?

Brush up on your Spanish before you go. Be gracious and say ‘gracias’ (thank you) whenever you can. No is ‘no’ but ‘si’ is what they call ‘yes’.



Keepsake courtesies

Pick up textiles in colourful weavings made of Alpaca wool or the famous ‘Cuban cigars’ – where else but from ‘Cigar Alley’.
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Issue Dated: Feb 5, 2017