Hipster Barranco makes world hipster list


A picture of the Bridge of Sighs with a short tidbit on Barranco’s allure were featured on Yahoo (news in Spanish) in a list entitled, The 25 most hipster neighborhoods of the world.

The article described what its ideals of hipster entail, The style of hipster life knows no borders: faded jeans, full beards and plaid shirts are spread throughout the world, and they often choose to live in specific neighborhoods where neighbors share tastes. And this way of thinking and living is associated with the independent culture, like music and film.

Yahoo continued to describe the bohemian district of the Peruvian capital, mentioning the Bridge of Sighs, its fashion scene, and the young people that come to the popular spots at night, such as Santos and The Expreso Virgen de Guadalupe Café.

This is not the first or last time that Barranco has been recognized for its hipster quality. A Facebook page entitled, Hummus of Barranco seeks to demonstrate to the social media world what Barranco’s hipster style is exactly.

In a satirical tone, the about page reads, A page inspired by Humans of New York, the ash trays of S/. 400 in Dédalo, and the vintage bikes of Malecón Paul Harris.

It looks like there may be multiple ideas of hipster, and not just faded jeans and full beards.
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Hillary moved to Peru in August of 2014 to learn Spanish, live with her family, and pursue writing. Born and raised in Bakersfield, Ca, Hillary earned her B.A. in Anthropology at University of California, Berkeley. Since moving to Peru she drinks fermented potato and coca concoctions daily and is enjoying learning about the abundant and natural andean foods of the country. Hillary hopes one day to become an investigative journalist. You can follow her blog.