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Lima, Peru: ‘Terrible hygienic conditions’ in Chinatown

Members of Peru’s public prosecutor’s office detected “terrible conditions regarding hygiene and security” in some of the restaurants in the Chinese district in downtown Lima, after conducting a surprise inspection. District attorney Lina Loayza Alfaro, who headed the operation on Calle Capón, informed that among those restaurants – which are called “chifa” in Peru – […]

Peru’s Royal Sipan Tombs expect visitor increase over Easter holidays

Peru’s Royal Tombs of Sipán museum, located near the city of Chiclayo in the northern region of Lambayeque, is hoping to attract about 5,500 national and international visitors over the 4-day Easter holiday weekend, said Almanzor Toro, a museum spokesperson. He detailed that in the first quarter of 2007, nearly 7,000 people have visited the […]

Peru’s president rejects 100 dollar entrance to Machu Picchu

Peruvian president Alan Garcia on Thursday rejected a 60 dollar ticket price increase to the ancient Inca citadel of Machu Picchu because it could “asphyxiate” tourism. “Somebody says it is necessary to raise the entrance ticket to Machu Picchu from US$ 40.00 to US$ 100.00 per person. Nobody will accept that. With such a decision, […]

Extremely Rare Owl Spotted In Peruvian Nature Reserve

(Science Daily – press release) (Journal Peru) — The extremely rare Long-whiskered Owlet (Xenoglaux loweryi), a species that wasn’t discovered until 1976, and until now was only known from a few specimens captured in nets after dark, has been seen in the wild for the first time by researchers monitoring the Area de Conservación Privada […]

KLM launches nonstop service to Lima, Peru

(official KLM press release – March 23, 2007) AMSTELVEEN, March 23, 2007 – KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will launch non-stop service to the Peruvian capital Lima on Sunday, March 25, 2007. The six flights per week to Jorge Chávez International Airport will be operated with Boeing 777-200ER equipment. Frequency will be raised to daily service […]

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