Saturday Morning Coffee with Mr. Living in Peru


Dear Friends,

Winter has arrived and in some places, it is cold and humid and we are missing the sun. Several of my friends are not feeling their best, as the change in weather impacts them, but there is hope out there if you’re not feeling good.

Did you know that we humans can reboot our immune system in only three days and maybe even lose a kilo or two in the process? A few days ago I found this article, which teaches you how to improve your immune system in only a few days and without any kind of medicine.

(Photo: Selvámonos/Facebook)

As part of the Oxapampa Cultural Week, Selvámonos, the 2-day eco-conscious music festival starts on June 30, where musicians from various Latin countries will entertain, so if you need a break from wherever you are, this might be the right occasion and opportunity to explore another beautiful part of Peru.

You can drive there in about 12 hours or take the bus, which drives you almost from door to door, while you rest. Check out these videos, which we recorded back in 2014.

(Photo: Michelle Gaudet)

The Gaudet family from Canada is traveling through Peru and visited Puno & Lake Titicaca. She wrote a great story and shared various photos from her visit with our readers and the article has now become a Top 5 for the week. Want an introduction with lots of photos to Lake Titicaca – here is your chance. Lake Titicaca is a special place high up in the Andes and the scenery is stunning when it doesn’t rain 😉

(Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

After watching this, your brain will not be the same.

The brain is the most amazing asset we humans have, which has allowed us to create amazing things for decades and in particular within the last 200 years. In today’s TED-talk, Lara Boyd describes how neuroplasticity gives us the power to shape the brain how we want, which will make us even stronger. Enjoy!

(Video: Youtube)

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Does chocolate milk come from brown cows?

When I was a kid, I’m quite sure that I would have believed that chocolate milk came from brown cows, if my mom had told me. Today I know better, so when I read this article that 7% of the Americans believe that chocolate milk comes from brown cows, I smiled. I guess that what mom tells us as kids stick with us, even as we grow older



Saturday Morning Coffee with Mr. Living in Peru


Dear friends,

Justin Bieber landed this week in Lima and fans traveled from all over the country to see the Canadian star, who has stolen the hearts of millions. Girls, boys, families, grandparents, politicians, and celebrities gathered around him at the Estadio Nacional Wednesday evening, where he, during his 22 set song show, performed hits like Let Me Love You, Baby, Sorry, Where are You, Mark my Words and of course Purpose. See the complete set list here.

The mobile phone is often used to capture special memories and on this occasion, mobile networks were really tested as almost everyone at the stadium captured their moment with JB and sent them into Cyber Space.

One of the videos we found from the concert, shot with a mobile device in Lima Wednesday, was this one:

Talking about the stars

Virgilio Martinez (Photo: Jimena Agois)

Also this week, our own Virgilio Martinez received the Chef Choice Award 2017 making him the best chef in the world and his restaurant, Central, remains among the top at the 5 best in the world. Congratulations!

Other Peruvian winners on the list of the Top 50 Best Restaurants in the world are:

No. 8 – Maido, which is managed by chef Mitsuharu ‘Micha’ Tsumura and his amazing team.

No. 33 – Astrid & Gaston, named after the couple who almost 20 years ago started a small culinary revolution in Peru. After having taken a break from the kitchen at the restaurant, Gastón Acurio is back behind the pots to continue his mission to promote the Peruvian cuisine here in Peru and the rest of the world.

Denmark, where I was born, still has two restaurants in the Top 50, Geranium , which is the first restaurant in Denmark to receive 3 Michelin stars landed at no. 19 and Relae  made it to no. 39. You may ask yourself what happened to Noma, which was in the Top 5 for many years. They closed last year to build another amazing restaurant and I’m sure we’ll see them back on the list in the near future.

So who became no. 1.

Please welcome the dream duo, Will Guidara and Daniel Humm, from restaurant Eleven Madison Park in New York. It has been a while since a restaurant in the Americas took the spotlight as no. 1 in the world.

To see the complete list of the Top 50 best restaurants in the world, visit “here” and check out what wrote about Virgilio.


Last week, I introduced you to the “Life after Death” digital experience based on CNN’s Mostly Human series . It is now time for episode two, for those of you who have an interest in this area.

This time Laurie Segall enters the world of hackers and describes how a frustrated young man called Junaid Hussain turned from a “fun” hacker to becoming one of the most dangerous cyber terrorist working for ISIS. After hacking into Tony Blair’s mobile phone and sharing the content worldwide, he was killed by a drone bomb.

There are a lot of hackers out there and most of them are good, but the bad ones can influence our lives more than you think. If you watch episode two “Hacker Down – ISIS Twitter Star“ of CNN’s Mostly Human series you’ll learn a lot about how venerable we are.

Click here and watch episode 2.

Have a great weekend and never forget that there is still more good than bad in this world.



Carsten Korch

Originally from Denmark, Carsten returned to Peru in 2002 with his wife and eldest son. He started in 2005, among other ventures in Peru. Before this, Carsten has worked in tourism, living in France, Sicily, and the U.S., and promoted bands like Metallica, Def Leppard and U2 for PolyGram Records (now Universal Music). Carsten loves pisco sours, Peru’s cuisine, and traveling with his family within Peru, a country that he believes is the land of opportunities.