All posts tagged: peru

My photobook Vi äter och vi lagar

For Christmas I decided to make a photobook for my family and friends and give them all the same present. Martin helped checking language and launch ideas, but basically it is my doing. It took me five days to do (a bit long I know), approximately I worked on it for an hour or two every evening so overall it took me maybe 5-10 hours. Today I decided to share it with you and shot the above photo in the kitchen while at home alone. At first I didn´t have a clear idea. It started out as something else and then turned into what you can see on the above picture. I used the photo service Photobox in cooperation with Ica foto. The photobook is about food and travel and features photos from Martin and my time in Peru and the summer in Grythyttan last year. It contains some recipes I also shared on the blog (some of them), like Kimchi, Picante de Huevos, How to make chiliflakes and others. But mostly it is a little short …

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 …

The view of Lima.

When writing the guest post on Machu Picchu for Resia I went through the archive of photos from Peru. Checking out my shots from Lima I found some not earlier releast photos of the view from Miraflores/Barranco down on the below beach. What a view huh? I was probably thinking that I was saving them for later and then forget about them. That´s life huh!?:) Are at the moment planning some post about trips I made earlier in life as London in 1997, haha, the photos are developed and not digitial (smiling when thinking about it) and also some more about thailand (with iPhone 3) but also Madrid and Turkey. Have a lot in the archive and just need to write them. But for this weeks contributions to the travelpart of this blog I give you the view from Barranco in Lima. Lima is a stunning city in so many ways. The fog enhances the view (don´t you think)? Well, most people don´t like the fog of Lima but I must say that I did. …

Katarinas nyårskarameller 2014- maj- augusti

Shit pomfritt, redan del två. Just det uttrycker är nog mitt uttryck för året. Konstigt det där att man säger så skumma grejer och har perioder. Har hört att ungarnas uttryck just nu är ”äckligt”. Det tycker jag min sambo har använt länge, måste vara så att han är rätt åldergrupp med andra ord. Denna post handler om maj till augusti, underbara 2014. Vissa år känns alldeles för tråkiga men mitt 2014 måste jag säga känns alldeles för lyckat, lite sådär att det känns som att 2015 kommer att kännas tråkigt. Det kom jag fram till när jag skrev gårdagens post. Men nu kör vi! Shit pomfritt, already part two. That is probably my expression for the year. It is strange that you say that weird stuff sometimes, it comes and goes. Have heard that the kid’s expression right now is ”disgusting”. I believe my partner have used this a long time, must be that he is the right age group then. This post is about May to August of fantastic 2014. Some years feels way too boring …

Katarinas Nyårskarameller 2014- Januari till April

Post both in Swedish and English (in italics). Varje år känns rätt händelserikt. Detta år känns extra händelsrikt resemässigt. Det har varit ett fantastiskt kamera och resår med stora event såsom Peru, Gotland, Finland och Frankrike. Året både startar och slutar i Gullringen med vila och rekreation. Denna post handlar om de första fyra månaderna och de sista åtta avhandlas i kommande två poster, imorgon och på tisdag. Every year feels eventful when looking back at it. This year feels particularly eventful travel-wise. It has been a fantastic camera and travelyear with major events such as Peru, Gotland, Sweden, Finland and France. The year starts and ends in Gullringen with rest and recreation. This post is about the first four months of this year and the other eight months is spoken about in two upcoming posts, tomorrow and Tuesday.  JANUARI I januari levde min kanin fortfarande och det var crazy med snö på balkongen. Martin använde officiellt snöhögen som kylbox. Kalasbra. In January my rabbit still eas alive and it was crazy with snow on …

Oasis.

When the weather shift in Sweden I think of Perus steady climate and look at this picture from the oasis in the desert outside Ica. Then it feels better. Katarina     Canon 5D Mark iii 24-105 mm Canon lens Ed in Lightroom

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 …

It started in Grythyttan, took me to Porvoo from Peru- my first year as a blogger

This week I passed the line of one year as a blogger! Lets celebrate! Put together a bunch of photos from my first year. How much I have been doing, I kind of got surprised myself. Read or just look at the photos, it is your choice. My first post was written about Grythyttans Gästgiveri, and well, it only contained photos. My aim, was of course from the beginning that I should only develop my skills of journalism and I started with photos. September 2013   Over time I got better at photography, even though I still found it a bit tricky after a couple of months. This photo was taken at Björkskogsnäs naturreservat in november last year, and well, was probably a lucky shot. October- November 2013   In november I also did a interview with the fashion blogger Modemanifestet.  Still remember that with a happy face. I got some very inspiring ideas for my future studies and also my blog. Heidi is a girl with a hands-on grip on environment and actually bought …

Attending Stockholm Travel Massive.

Going on new adventures, this time on Stockholm Travel Massive, meeting up some great travel bloggers and doing some networking. It is going to be so much fun! The event is hosted by four travel bloggers which I know two through instagram and their blogs. They are Lola A. Åkerström, Katja Presnal Sofia Zetterqvist and Annika Myhre. Katja Persnal run the Skimbaco lifestyle magazine and write about travels on a professional level. Sofia Zetterqvist on the other hand have the blog  Fantasiresor. I also follow both these girls on Instagram http://instagram.com/skimbaco and http://instagram.com/sofiazetterqvist. Is there any other travel bloggers out there that are attending the event? I know that the event has been hosted before and would love to have your experiences from before!  This years event is Happening next Friday on the 29th of August in Stockholm at the HTL Hotel on Kungsgatan, invite only, and will be a great warm up going to Finland since Sofia from fantasiresor.se is attending the Finland trip as well. Katarina Giving you this photo from Machu Picchu not published before. This is …

10 things to do in Lima – post 7- Larcomar

The seventh post in my series inspired by the Times list, 10 things to do in Lima, Larcomar.   First arriving in Larcomar you get fairly amazed. It is a bit special, this outdoor shopping area/ with a view over the ocean. Basic knowledge Situated in Miraflores on the Malecon, Larcomar is easily accessible. The area has restaurants like Tanta but also Pizza Hut or other fast food opportunities, even Peruvian fast food Ceviche as well as bowling, cinema and extensive shopping opportunities. It is fairly new and feels overall fresh. Me and Martin tried both the fast food and the Tanta restaurant and I really agree with the Tanta concept, which is one of Gastons concepts of Peruivian and western fusion. Shopping Larcomar has a big variety of shopping, though very much American or non Peruvian brands. One of my favorite Peruvian stores where Mentha & Chocolate where I bought some clothes during my stay and this clothes where found here in Larcomar. See my photo of the clothes on Instagram. During our stay in …

10 things to do in Lima- Post 5- Parque de la Reserva – the water park.

Number 10 on the times list and post 5- The Magic Water Circuit or Parque de la Reserva in Lima. From times article- ”The Magic Water Circuit (Circuito Mágico del Agua) is the city’s newest attraction, and locals and tourists agree it’s surprisingly awesome. Check it out for yourself.” 1. Magic Water Circuit Parque de la Reserva, Block 5 of Av. Petit Thouars, Lima, Peru Above used links are from the Time article. Basic knowledge Cost: $1.50. Opening hours: The fountains are open Wednesday through Sunday, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. The park is a huge garden with fountains, train, a tunnel, art exhibitions and so forth. It is situated in downtown Lima, close to the tourism quarters. To get here you can walk, take the bus (the Metropolitano and jump of by the Estadio Nacional, the football stadium). It is next to the arena so there will be no problem finding the place. A good tip that Times give here is to go after the sun has set to see the water show. So did I. For …

Red hot camerabag.

Another new camerabag. I bought this one at the same time as the last one and this one costed around 27 dollars at aliexpress.com. My camera, keys, wallet etc fits in there with the 50 mm lens on, as long as I remove the extra camera padding. What do you think? Can give you a extra photo tips and that is based on the last picture of me taken by my boyf. It is the photo of my back walking. I look extremely short in this picture (and I´m 178cm tall). It is preferable to be photographed by someone shorter, or that the photographer shoot from a lower angle or else you will look shorter (than necessary) and also chubbier. No problem if you are super-skinny and an amazon woman, but for the rest of us out there, get the photographer to cooperate and make the best of the situation. Katarina Canon 5D Mark iii, 50 mm Canon lens f 1.8, ed in lightroom. Photos of me taken by Martin Benitez Clothes: Old knitted black …

GUEST POST: LIMA, “SHE STUNNED ME.”- on TERENCE S JONES – A GUY WITH A CAMERA

  Go to the post and look at a collection of all photos from my Lima visit. Terrence is a professional photographer, working at different projects. He runs the blog Terrence Jones- A guy with a camera as a side project. Take a look at his blog and projects while your at it! Katarina   Lima, “she stunned me.” by Katarina Wohlfahrt.  A few weeks ago I came across Katarina’s blog, which is a very nice mix of writing and photography. After spending quite some time on her blog I asked her whether she would be interested in doing a guest post and she agreed. So enjoy her story of Lima – and don’t forget to check out her blog. — TSJ It is interesting how hard it is to be a photographer sometimes. I mean, when it comes to choosing among the photos you have taken. Most times I just bring them all.   Terence, or for you who know him as “a guy with a camera”, asked me if I couldn´t do a guestpost on his …

The travel year of 2014

My traveling year started of big by going to Peru for  three months. Before going i bought my new camera that I tested extensively before going, shown here, here and here and in Peru I used it for my master thesis. Photo have become one of my biggest interest and I take photos all day. You who follow me on a regular basis know this of course. In Peru I did all kinds of stuff. I went to a watershow and a fruitmarket in Lima. I shopped all kind of clothes preferably ”hecho en peru” (made in Peru) and crafts as ponchos and hats and at the same time reflecting on my consumption or me as a consumer. Me shopping crafts in the historic centre of Lima. One of the great things about traveling is being abel to get new experiences and reflect upon the differences you see but also the similarities and possibilities that arise in a new country. I will always remember Lima as the city of love where people kissed and hugged eachother all day but also all the fantastic food. Visiting the restaurant La Mar and Astrid …

10 things to do in Lima- Post 4- Church of San Fransisco

Better late than never. The third on Times list and forth on mine, is the church of San Fransisco. Of course I visited the San Fransisco church when I was in Lima for three months. A colonial church of great magnitude which I gladely visit again if I ever return, which I will, or hope I will. The church is very close to Plaza de armas, maybe 2 minutes walk. As the text on Time, 10 things to do in Lima tells us about the church, ”Most people go to San Francisco, however, for its catacombs”, as did I. ”Tour guides say an estimated 75,000 bodies are buried under San Francisco alone, and many of the remains are exposed, stacked in strange patterns in circular stone pits. A catacomb tour is not for the squeamish or the claustrophobic.” says Time. This is correct, or this is the information I was given as well.’ Looking at the above picture, the catacombs are to the left and the entrance to the right are one of the main entrances …

My masterthesis: Environment as a conflict issue

Environment as a conflict issue You can here music from the different regions being played mixed with more modern versions of the same. A distinct smell of city and diesel is hovering around and the car horns are loud. “Palta, palta” is yelled out from speakers, at first you react on the sound, but soon learn to familiarize with the bicycling fruit delivers who have speakers to enhance the important message, that now avocado is coming to your street. In Peru the three regions are of very great importance to the Peruvian culture. Not only due to history but also to the environment, creating micro climates and the possibility to grow a variety of crops. On the coast it is the ocean, in the Andes the glaciers and in the jungle, the amazon that are giving life to all these possibilities. Due to climate change and the lack of water many conflicts surrounding scarcity have occurred. One example in history is when 100 farmers took over the Hydro Electric plant, Cañón del Pato, due the …

Masterthesis: The Construction of Nature and Wilderness

Giving you my second part of my masterthesis while I am at a graduation celebration for a relative to Martin in Eksjö Sweden. Katarina The Construction of Nature and Wilderness Viewed as strong and pristine, nature has always been there for human kind. A view that journalists deal with every day, constructed a long time ago with the creation of the first national park in the United States. From one of many park benches on the Malecón, a long stretch of parks famous for it´s fantastic view and visited by many tourists, Barbara Fraser ponders about the philosophical side of nature “I think this whole concept of wilderness of pristine nature is a romantic concept that doesn´t always fit reality” she begins. In United States there is a whole movement to preserve wilderness even in areas that where not originally wilderness, Fraser continues.“Yosemite national park which was created, which is sort of the iconic park, was created by moving indigenous people out of that area so that the park could be created.” she says. To listen …

Masterthesis- Reporting on environment- Video

Elie Gardner, Oscar Durand and Barbara Fraser are three environmental journalists who travel all over Peru to report on environment. Reporting from one of the most sensitive countries to the effect of climate change, with a visible lack of water they explain how their work as environmental journalists play out, issues of work- security, the role of visuals in reporting on Peruvian environment and the future in Peru. Leading up to the Cop 20, the United Nations Conference of the parties on climate change, being held in Peru this December, they have much to tell.     By Katarina Wohlfart

Astrid y Gaston- Casa Moreyra

Finally we wen´t for dinner at Astrid y Gaston, the restaurant Martin has been working on for two months. And what a restaurant. It is the best I ever had. History Astrid y Gaston is the worlds 18th best restaurant and have newly updated from it´s old quarters in Miraflores and are situated in San Isidro, the business quarters of Lima. The name Astrid y Gaston, means what it is saying, Astrid and Gaston. Gaston is Perus famous chef that have given the Peruvian cuisine world status, and Astrid is his wife. The house, is of old colonial style which where owned by the people who owned San Isidro, and the name is Casa Hasienda Moreyra. The food There is four different kitchens and three restaurant within Casa Moreyra. We had the tasting menu of 27 courses, that take the customer all over Peru´s different regions (the coast, the mountains and the jungle) and their respective cuisine. It is an extraordinary experience where the food is perfect and well thought true. It is well balanced …