Truth Alone’s Tips and Secret Treasures of Peru

Truth Alone’s Tips and Secret Treasures of Peru

February 28, 2019

It’s no secret that we love Peru. It’s not just where we source our amazingly soft organic Pima cotton or create our sustainable t-shirts, it’s a vibrant community full of people we’ve worked with, laughed with, and built a business with. We’ve fallen head over heels for this gorgeous nation, and while the first things that come to mind may be verdant jungles teeming with life, the soaring peaks of the Andes, or Machu Picchu, there’s so much more about this marvelous country to discover. That’s why we turned to some of our fantastic local employees to get the best tips and inside scoop on the secret treasures of Peru. First up are recommendations from Luz Alvarado.

 Luz is our wonderful Director of Product Development, and in addition to being a loving mother and wife, she’s a focused and caring professional, who’s a skilled and technical expert on fabrications, product construction, and embellishments. What’s more, Luz brings balance, heart, and appreciation into everything she does and is a joy to work alongside. Here are the places Luz likes to explore:

 Tumbes

This city in Northern Peru with its beautiful beaches at Punta Sal and Zorritos is not to be missed. This area of the country is full of relaxing spots to enjoy and unwind, and you’ll find the best seafood in the country here.

 Arequipa

Three volcanoes surround this city in Southern Peru. It overflows with baroque buildings and has stunning attractions like Cotahuasi & Colca Canyon. Arequipa is also known for its many delicious restaurants.

 Tarapoto

Go exploring and visit a city at the edge of a jungle conservation area in the middle of the country. It’s chock full of beautiful lakes and waterfalls and is a must see if you want to relax and be one with nature.

 Cajamarca

Tucked away in the Northern Highlands of Peru is a city sitting high in the Andes mountains. It was founded in the 1400s by the Inca Empire but was conquered by the Spanish in 1532. It’s a treasure trove of historical landmarks and magnificent Peruvian colonial architecture. The nearby town of Otuzco is worth exploring as well and also in this area is Cumbemayo, an archeological site with soaring rock formations, aqueducts, and petroglyphs.

 Cusco

Located in the Peruvian Andes, Cusco was the capital city of the Incan Empire at its height, the city is full of interesting architecture and the remains of Incan historical sites, including nearby Machu Picchu which was recently voted one of the new seven wonders of the world

Looking for a memorable meal? Here are Luz’s five favorite Lima restaurants:

 

We love Peru and are committed to creating our sustainable timeless essentials in a way that gives back to the country that’s been so good to us as we’ve built Truth Alone Clothing. Stay tuned to our blog and social channels to explore more rich recommendations from our amazing Peruvian partners.

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