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100 dagar med Ceviche

Syrlig, stark och mjuk spröd konsistens. Smaklökarna retas, det vattnas i munnen och sticker lite försiktigt i näsan. Färgen och formen är underbar, som det vackraste konstverk på en tallrik. Jag inser att jag har saknat det ganska mycket, den där enkla rätten ceviche som jag åt så gott som varje dag för två år sedan. Vem kunde ha anat att ceviche skulle kunna komma att bli en sådan favorit och vem hade kunnat ana att jag skulle hitta ceviche i Stockholm? Så, när jag hörde talas om att det fanns ceviche i Stockholm på restaurang Cevicheria Aji & Ajo i Hökarängen för ett halvår sedan så var det såklart självklart att förr eller senare göra ett besök. För några månader sedan i samband med en utflykt till Snösätragränd gjorde vi så slag i saken och tog oss dit. Ceviche i Stockholm – Cevicheria Aji & Ajo Vi går längs gatan i Hökarängen, huvudgatan av vad som är endast en gatas centrum.Luften är kall, det ska bli skönt att komma in och värma sig tänker vi …

3 restaurants in Lima- Astrid y Gaston, La Mar and Tr3s Cocina Peruana

Here are 3 restaurant tips from Lima Peru (higher class). I have wrote and shown picture from two of them before, Astrid y Gaston and La Mar. Astrid y Gaston – Casa Moreyra To make a reservation for the tasting menu, use the online reservation. Check out the webpage for a map to the restaurant. The number one restaurant in Lima Peru spells Astrid y Gaston. This is the restaurant I have written severals times about and also the restaurant my boyfriend had a three months intership at. This restaurant serves traditional Peruvian cusine with a modern twist. The entire family had dinner there once and then had the 27 course tasting menu. The food is served on for the occasion and menu special designed china that is formed as for example a snake or tree. Cost is around 1500 SEK per person, around 180 dollars depending on the exchange rate. This is in European measures a very priceworthy meal since this includes wine and high class food. If you know that you are heading …

10 things to do in Lima- My guide to Lima

It took me a little longer than expected but here are my tips for a good TIME (with camera) in Lima using the TIME-list and adding my own tips.   1-4. Activities worth doing 1. Go to a fruitmarket. Close to where we lived in the area Los Olivos we had a market, I called it a fruit market but they sold both fruit, meat and fish. I went to this market several times and the photo possibilities are endless. So much fruit, so much color and so much fun. You get to the market in Los Olivos by first taking the Metropolitano (the fast transfer bus system with few lines in Lima) and then a cab or the local bus. The local bus system is special and you need to ask the locals about which number or bus to take. Besides the photo possibilities you also find an amazing range of fruit and vegetables. A lot of the fruit I was not familiar to before and not all of us know them. Fruits/vegetables like Maracuya …

Peru: On the road to Machu Picchu

I think I have to tell this story more than once. I am exhausted after a day at Machu Picchu, why I start with photos from the road to Machu Picchu and continue with more later. It is a complicated story of cost and how we got there, but basically you have to pay the cab to the trainstation, the train, the fee for entering Machu Picchu, the bus from the little village Machu Picchu up to the old city and also a guide. Overall I think me and Martin spend 3000 sek, at least, which is around 400-500 dollars depending. But the trainride, oh the trainride was worth it alone. Enjoy the pictures. They are from the trainride and from the village Machu Picchu, which is named Agua Caliente. They have hot springs there, why the name. A hot tip if deciding to travel the Andes, bring a raincoat. I did, never regreted that 🙂 Katarina As always taken with my Canon 5D Mark iii, 24-105 mm Canon lens and edited in lightroom.     …

The hunt for the perfect Peruvian clothing.

The Peruvian clothes are so my style. They have a lot of knitted garments which surely is my favorite. Found an amazing skirt when I wen´t to Gamarra the other day, haven´t been writing about it here but there is photos on my Instagram. The skirt is knitted, one size, hecho en peru and did fit me! The Peruvian garment industry are on the forefront of the clothing businesses with famous materials as Alpaca. The material are found in almost all Peruvian clothes, but are kind of expensive, if you buy the clothes in the wrong place. Location is everything, and going to the historic center compared to Miraflores, the price drops a lot. Also, in the Gamarra markets, local street markets with a lot of tiendas have a lot of these clothes. The direction to a specific one  on the other hand is hard to give since you have to take the local bus, and the bus system here is informal. You have to be a native Lima-person or have been living in Lima to …

IN THE FOOTSTEP OF CLIMATE CHANGE – ONE LARGE CITY, ONE HUGE CONTRAST

Forgot to publish this in March, just published the photostory of Independencia, but I also wrote a feature with pictures about the water situation in Lima and Peru. Hope you find it interesting! Arriving in Lima, the humid heated city air hit you straight in the face at Jorge Chavez airport, making you realize that you are no longer in a cold country of zero degrees and misty surroundings of Arlanda airport, Stockholm. Even though there are differences, Sweden and Lima share the common threat, a changing climate and what that entail. Walking the streets of a mega city is so much different from being in small country like Sweden, where there is no mega city as far as the eye can reach. In Lima 8,5 million (figure from 2007) people live their everyday life, the second biggest desert city next to Kairo. But the thing special about Lima, is the climate. The humid foggy air definitively makes a difference, something you notice, this and the fact that it is not as warm as you …

Peru: Go to Huacca China- a oasis outside Ica

It is amazing! As one part of last weekend when we traveled we wen´t to Huacca China, a backpackers paradise next to Ica. I might have told you before that I love the desert, but I love love love, the desert. It is so distant from what I am used to. Okay, I acknowledge that the sand itself is a bit tricky to like. It is everywhere, and I mean everywhere. It almost got into my Canon 5D as well after Martin carried the camera to the top of one of the sand dunes. Due to it is a travel paradise, you can get american or continental breakfast, which feels like a gift send from above when eating food you are not used to for over two months. Sometimes you miss the simple, and it is often the food. A critique not to Huacca China people but the people who travel there. Don´t throw trash in the sand dunes, bring it with you down for god´s sake. Pollution is already a problem and trash looks so awful. …

Peru: Buying a folklore suit.

Today we wen´t shopping early morning for a folklore suit, which I had told Elia that I wanted one. We found them in the district of Rimac. At the first picture you see me in my second alpacka poncho, in black n white. We had to look for some time before we found one in the size L. Most people just look at me and say no. Some laugh. Have no idea why. There is a lot of different dresses from all regions in Peru. I choosed the Cusco dress. I really love the falda (skirt) with the colored stripes. the jacket is also a favorite I will wear during the summer in Sweden with a pair of blue jeans. Well, the total outfit isn´t that easy to pull off. Traditional clothing rarely is. The whole outfit costed 150 soles, like 350 sek and 70 dollars? Not exactly correct, but something like that. Supercheap! The mannequins, doesn´t really help do they? Also bought the traditional shoes they wear in the Andes for 7 soles. like 18 …

Länge leve kläderna- i Peru

English down below pics. Skrev i början av min bloggkarriär ett inlägg som jag döpte till ”Länge leve kläderna”. Blev nostalgisk när jag lästa det och tänkte att jag kunde göra en uppföljning på detta inlägget varav denna post är på svenska.  För i detta så pratar jag om min köpomställning till ett hållbarare konsumtionsbeteende. Sen pratar jag även om att jag ska göra en sida om min vintagegarderob, åh ja, ja det blev ju inte av. Skrev däremot ett första inlägg om mina vintageväskor som du kan läsa och titta på bilder om här. Rubriken, Länge leve kläderna, bygger på min filosofi om att vi måste ha kläderna längre och konsumera mindre- vilket jag förespråkar före att köpa nyproducerat ekologisk som strategi. Om kläderna håller längre köper vi också mindre och vips, så minskar miljöbelastningen sådär smart och automatiskt utan att vi egentligen behöver tänka. Men, handen på hjärtat, hur har det nu gått för mig första delen in i 2014? Sådär vill jag ju då säga. Året startade bra med säkert 3 shoppingfria …

The Nazca lines

Early Sunday morning we wen´t to Nazca. It was an adventure of a lifetime I never forget, mostly due to that I was so close of throwing up on the plane but also that I discovered that what everyone is talking about is true. There is a lot of lines and you can see them. It is mysterious and cool. Take off was okay. Smaller plane means more bumps and jumps, but I was fine. They asked if everybody where ok and at first I had no clue why. A little later I got to find out why. Everytime we passed an important figure they tipped the plane first to the left and then to the right so everybody could see them. This was why you got sick. The Asian girl in front of Martin actually did throw up, not so funny. I had to fight it, but survived even if I thanked God when I was back on ground. Before the trip I longed for it since I really enjoy the desert. It was so …

Glad Påsk- Happy easter everybody!

  This is my second time I´m celebrating easter out of Sweden. I have also celebrated it in Greece with my relatives before. In Greece we visited neighbours and grilled a whole lamb in the garden, that is about as much I can remember. This was in 2008. In Peru I´ve learned some more. Thursday me, Elia and Robert went to the museum of gold in Lima. That was crazy, but photos weren´t allowed. Going how we passed plaza de armas, with the though of looking on some artisans and having a bite to eat. This was what we call Skärtorsdagen in Sweden, Jueves Santo in Spanishs and in English it is the Maundy Thursday. A pitcure says more than a thousand words, yes, but in this case it displays thousands of people in Lima, following the tradition this day of visiting six churches making it impossible for us to enter the center. Roberto never found a parking spot, but had to guard the car while we where eating.   This is the cathedral in …

10 things to do in Lima- Post 2- El Malecón, Miraflores

As you who follow me know, I have hanged around quite a bit in Miraflores and you may have also seen a lot of photos of a beach from up above and fantastic views over the city. This is basically what El Malecón is. A giant photo-opportunity. Basic knowledge It is a 6 mile stretch of green spaces, gardens and parks, where the best thing you can do is kiss your partner in the Parque de la Amor and watch the fantastic view. The Time list of course suggest other stuff to do as jogging, nothing I would ever do even if they payed me. A good idea that Time do point out is the possibility to rent a bike for a day. Something I haven´t done, but something smart since the stretch is so long. Those akin legs of a traveler needs som rest to. If you are not so in to bikes, maybe you like skating? 1. Parque del Amor El Malecón, Miraflores, Lima, Peru 2. Bike Tours of Lima Bolivar 150, Miraflores, Lima, Peru;51-(0)1-445-3172 or 51-(0)1-99916-64223 …

10 things to do in Lima – Post 1- Pucllana Temple

Before going out this Monday me and Martin wanted to do some touristy stuff. Thats when we googled the amazing words ”10 things to do in Lima”. We ended up with the Time list where Time listed this exactly.  The list  is found here. I have been in Lima for a while and decided after reading it, to write a post about what to do, since the different stuff listed by time, isn´t all that hot. Have they even been here or have they just googled and put a list together, I ask myself. No kidding aside, maybe I am a bit hard on Time, but I will try to go through the list since I am already here and also add to the different posts on what Time have already written. Just for fun. Please tag along! I will then later end with a list of my own. 10 things to do in Lima- MY LIST. I won´t do the time list in chronological order, just so you know since I already visited a …

Out on the town with chefs of Astrid y Gaston- Lima- Peru

This post is in Swedish- I´m thinking of switching to English since it takes to much time to write in both languages, but haven´t decided yet. I have almost more international readers, why the thought is legit. Som jag sa igår/förrgår, dags för ett lååångt inlägg med mycket foton om min dag med Martin och hans kockollegor. Vi börjar där vi slutatade, i trappan. Häng med! Första stopp var Metropolitano till Miraflores där vi skulle möta upp Alejandro och Nazareno. Martin har klippt sig och det var välbehövt. Vi gjorde ett snabbt stopp på McDonalds och köpte lite pommes och glass, i väntan på herrarna. Sedan gick vi till en park i Miraflores där jag varit förut men som jag tyvärr inte minns namnet på. Jag tror den heter Parque de 7 Junio (Sjunde juni parken, löst översatt). Där åt vi vår glass och pommes och tittade på folk som bara två lustiga svenskar kan. Halva nöjet när man reser är att titta på folk. Gratis och miljövänligt är det med! Sen kom Nazareno och …

Hecho en Peru- Made in Peru

Nyaste tillskottet på shoppinghimlen a la Peru är Peruansk tillverkade skor (de bruna). Jag har bara två par gympaskor med mig i packningsutrymmessyfte varpå jag och Elia var på Plaza Norte, köpcentret nästgårds, för en shoppingspree ikväll (högst nödvändig jag lovar.) På en Eccoaffär fick jag tag i de mestaste bästa skorna jag någonsin testat. De bruna skornas ovandel är tillverkade i Peru och sulorna är från Italien. Vilken kvalité och vilket pris! Kostade runt 450 kr. Ett par svensktillverkade skor med italiensk sula i Sverige, vad hade det kostat? 4000? När jag kom hem passade jag på att använda Elias trappa för att fota mina nya inköp som också bestod av ett rejält bekväma svarta skor och ett par mjukisbyxor för 18 sol (1 sol är ungefär 2,3 svenska kronor). Så ett shoppingtips för alla som är på resande fot och befinner sig i Peru är att titta efter ”Hecho en Peru” på den vanliga klädlappen. Det är alltid roligare att ha kläder och skor som är tillverkade i det land man befinner sig, ett …

Lima- the city of love? photos from Larcomar- Miraflores

Igår gick jag och Elia till Larcomar efter att först varit på en fotoutställning i Miraflores Lima. På Larcomar finns mycket trevliga butiker och jag hittade en ny favorit i Menthe & Chocolate, en Peruansk butik med peruanska kläder, i stil med HM eller liknande, med enda skillnaden att kläderna faktiskt tillverkas i Peru. Känns så otroligt trevligt att läsa på varje plagg och se Hecho en Peru. Det är en särskild känsla man nästan aldrig får uppleva i Sverige. Bara när det kommer till second hand kläder som tillverkats på 70-talet eller tidigare. Det blev tre nya partyplagg på MCH och det finns ett foto på min Instagram. När man är ute och rör sig i stadsmiljö finns det mycket underhållande skyltar. Kunde inte låta bli att ta foto på denna. Typ ”men at work”. Jag skulle vilja se den i Sverige.. När det kommer till Design har det ju blivit allt viktigare överallt att man får bestämma själv, när det kommer till det mesta och att designa den själv, känns som ett allt …