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I was born and raised in Lima but my father is originally from a small Andean community in Huancavelica and I go back there a lot. I love these different sides of my country: the big city and the beautiful countryside. I love traveling in Peru and abroad and I even lived in Asia for a while when I was younger. I studied to become a chef in China (in Mandarin!). I obviously love food and cooking, and I can tell you all about the Peruvian cuisine if you’re interested! I’m back in Peru now but I still love meeting people from all over the world so showing my beautiful country to visitors is the perfect activity for me!
I have been working in tourism for four years already. During these four years, I have especially loved leading alternative and local tours because I can show others my country in a truly unique way. I am able to share the history and daily life of my country in an authentic way. Before I became a guide, I first started working as a dishwasher at a polleria, a chicken restaurant, then as an assistant to the cook, and finally as a waiter in another restaurant on the main square of Lima. These experiences interacting closely with tourists and popular travel destinations inspired me to begin studying tourism.
However, I also have to say that my Andean roots played an important role in my decision as well. My parents are from Cajamarca, the northern Andes of Peru, and migrated to Lima 40 years ago. As a result, my brothers and I were born and raised in Lima, but we would return to the Andes during the holidays. Living in these two drastically different places has taught me a lot about my own country and has given me a broader perspective on my surroundings. My passion for and knowledge about my country became a full-time occupation and a way of life, something I wouldn't exchange for anything in the world. I’m happy to share everything I can about this beautiful country, and I invite anyone and everyone to come and see it.
I absolutely love the diversity of my country: its people, its food, its landscapes. Even though I’ve traveled the world, Peru never ceases to surprise me. I’m really passionate about showing visitors this diversity and that Peru is not just Machu Picchu or ceviche.
I love reading up on history of various, diverse countries, not only my own country but other countries around the world as well. Aside from reading about the rich past of our earth, I also love to experience the wonders of today by traveling and interacting with people from all over the world. I am really lucky that my passions are so closely related to my occupation!
One of my favorite places in Peru is my dad’s hometown in Huancavelica, and that’s actually also my next trip. I love to go back there for the local festival and carnaval to enjoy the amazingly beautiful nature there.
I would love to travel through Europe and see all its different cultures. I love history in general, and it’s my dream to see many historic cities, such as the Paris, Rome, and Athens. I also love languages, so traveling to Europe would be great opportunity to practice the languages I have learned, French, Italian, Portuguese and English, in their countries of origin. I’m currently hoping to make this dream come true in the future!