The year has come to an end and the Living in Peru team is packing up and preparing to take well-deserved vacations to spend time with their family and friends wherever they are.
I too will see my parents, sister, good friends, etc. who have decided to celebrate Chrismas and New Years with my family. It has been quite a while since we had a chance to give each other a strong HUG, which I consider the best present of all.
Before we leave you for a few weeks, I’d like to remind you that despite the fact that Peru has been going through many challenges this year, it is still an amazing country with tons of opportunities.
Remember, the bigger the problem, the bigger the opportunity. Yes, the local media takes pride in publishing negative and bad news every day and yes, many love to complain, but most don’t have any reason to complain. As a country, we’re still moving forward. I agree that we have to fix many things to ensure everyone a better future, and we have most of the tools to do so. We just need stronger management and encourage people to join the mission and do what is best for the country and not only for each individual.
Let’s focus on the people, organizations, companies, groups, etc. who are making a great difference to improve our country and the people living in Peru. Let’s give less attention to those (also in Congress) who every day are criticising and holding us back from prospering.
The Living in Peru team and I hereby confirm that we also in 2018 will dedicate our time to promote and share the best stories from and about Peru.
We will continue to motivate people to believe in our country and pursuade all our readers here and abroad to visit Lima, Cusco, Machu Picchu, Puno, Arequipa, Kuelap, Paracas, Madre de Dios, Iquitos, the Andes Mountains, the Amazon and the beautiful beaches of which some offer the best conditions for surf, whale watching, and opportunities to relax with friends and family, while drinking pisco sours, chilcanos and homemade limonade, chicha, fruit juices and enjoying some of the best food in the world, which every day is spoken about from Cape Town to Moscow, New York to Tokyo and Copenhagen to Sidney. Yes, Peru is on the map for future travelers, investors, foodies, adventurers, athletes and curious people who love to explore other cultures.
If you have friends who are interested in visiting Peru and/or looking for a reliable source of information about what Peru has to offer, please don’t hesitate to tell them about Living in Peru. We are honored to ensure them the best of Peru in English.
In 2017 we changed the look and feel of LivinginPeru.com and in 2018 we will continue to find, create, and publish the best stories about travel, gastronomy, and culture to increase the knowledge about a small and amazing country in Latin America called Peru. If you’d like to join our efforts with tips, ideas, stories, photos and videos showing the best of Peru, please don’t hesitate to send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We love to hear from you.
My team and I wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and look forward to serving you in 2018.
Carsten Korch alias Mr. Living in Peru
P.S. If you’ve forgotten how many great things Peru offers, I suggest you enter Netflix and look for “PERU – Tesoros Escondido (Hidden Treasures)”– a beautiful documentary showing the best of Peru. 80 minutes of PURE pleasure!
Originally from Denmark, Carsten returned to Peru in 2002 with his wife and eldest son. He started LivinginPeru.com 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.