Beautiful Photos of Paracas National Park and the Ballestas Islands

My family recently returned to the United States from Peru, but before we left we took time to take a wonderful trip to Paracas National Park with my parents. It is located on Peru's desert coast, about 4 hours south of Lima. I will let the photos speak for themselves, and invite you to look through more on Facebook if you are interested.

Funny Commercials from Peru

Whenever my wife and I come across a television program that highlights funny commercials from around the world we usually watch because they are good for a few laughs. In that spirit I'd like to share several old Peruvian commercials I found on YouTube. I'm sure there are more that I have missed, but I think these are pretty good.

Kids in Peru Delighted by Opening of Kilimanjaro Restaurant Café

About three weeks ago Kilimanjaro Restaurant Café opened in the Lima district of Surco. Decorated like a rainforest, Kilimanjaro Restaurant Café is a thrill for kids. Its large interior features numerous life-size animatronic animals that periodically come to life and put on a show. My wife and I decided to take our 2 year old [...]

NBC News Does Excellent Segment on Peru, Climate Change, and Water

NBC News ran a fantastic 3.5 minute segment last week about Peru's emerging water crisis. As the country's Andean glaciers melt, this will mean less water and electricity for everyone. We lived in Huaraz last year near the ice formerly known as the Pastoruri Glacier (shown in the video). It's a serious issue that's getting [...]

Photos of a Christmas Tree Powered by Bicycles, Wind, & Solar Power in Peru

On Friday I wrote about how the Lima district of San Borja planned to light an eco-friendly Christmas Tree using LED lights, wind power, solar power, and bicycles. As promised, here are several photos of the beautiful tree. Click here to see the rest of the photos on Greenupgrader

Christmas Tree to be Lighted by Bicycles, Wind and Solar Power in Peru

Tonight the Lima district of San Borja plans to light an emissions-free Christmas tree in a popular park as part of event called "Magic, Light, and Color: the Energy You Generate." The 11 meter high tree will display LED Christmas lights powered by a combination 10 bicycles, a wind turbine, and two small solar panels [...]

Will Paragliding Police Make Beaches Safer in Lima, Peru?

My friends over at the news source Living in Peru posted an interesting story last week about how Peru's police force is planning to conduct regular paragliding patrols over Lima's 90 beaches this year. My first thought-- "this is cool." My second thought-- "is it really going to work?" For those people who have never [...]

The 3rd Largest National Park in the Amazon Rainforest is Patrolled By Only 8 Rangers

This article was originally published on ecopolitology.org-- a website covering the politics of energy and the environment. While it's not news to most of us who work in or follow international conservation, Peru's El Comercio newspaper ran a story today about how only 8 park rangers patrol Alto Purús National Park. Alto Purús is the [...]