My Hare Krishna Experience [VIDEO]

Here is some footage I shot from the Eco-Truly Park in Chiclayo, Peru as I spent 5 days learning about the Hare Krishna religion, eating like a vegetarian and developing my yoga skillz. Read all about My Time with Hare Krishna here Related Post My Time with Hare Krishna GarethMy name is Gareth Leonard, a Marketing Director … Continued

HOW TO: Cook Peruvian Food Like a Local [VIDEO]

Food is our common ground. It’s a universal experience that brings people together and makes them feel comfortable. Today, a small family kitchen in a quiet neighborhood on the outskirts of Lima, Peru served as that bridge as I gathered up some local Peruvian friends to teach me how to cook two traditional Peruvian dishes. Learning to … Continued

My Time with Hare Krishna

This experience would have never happened if it wasn’t for friend and fellow traveler Ayngelina from Bacon is Magic. We were having a chat one day while I was in Lima and she told me I had to visit Eco Truly Park, a Hare Krishna community outside Lima. As I began to explain that it … Continued

The Trek to Machu Picchu

This was one of those adventures that I will keep with me for my entire life. When I set out on my most recent trip to South America in October, I had no intentions of visiting Machu Picchu. My goal was to pass through Ecuador and Peru as quick as possible to get settled in … Continued

The Poor Man’s Galapagos

Making my way south on the Peruvian tourist circuit, I grabbed a bus from Lima to Pisco to check out Las Islas Ballestas (the Ballestas Islands) and the Paracas Reserve aka “The Poor Man’s Galapagos”. I have to say, the bus ride from Lima to Pisco was the most beautiful part of this trip. I … Continued

Learning to Cook Peruvian Food in Peru

I meet up with some local Peruvian friends in a small neighborhood on the outskirts of Lima, Peru to learn how to cook two traditional Peruvian dishes. I learn to cook Chupe de Camarones (Peruvian Shrimp Chowder) and I learn to make Ceviche from scratch. Read More Here: Learning to Cook Peruvian Food like a … Continued

FOTO FRIDAY: Circuito Magico del Agua

El Circuito Magico del Agua (The Magic Water Circuit) was one of the highlights from Lima, Peru. I took a date one evening to checkout all the water works and it made for a grand time. We watched the main “El Circuito Magico del Agua” show, messed around with shadow photos and even took a … Continued

Life in Lima: Erotic Art, Pisco Sours & Dead Bodies

As the 5th largest city in South America you’d think Lima would get a little more respect. Before arriving in Peru’s capital, all I heard was that Lima is a boring pass-through metropolis that you could experience in 4 days on your way to Machu Picchu. Not one to listen to other’s travel reviews, I … Continued

My Time with Hare Krishna in Peru

I spent a week at the Hare Krishna Eco-Truly Park in Chiclayo, Peru learning about the Hare Krishna religion, eating like a vegetarian and embarrassing myself with yoga. Read all about my Hare Krishna experience here: Read More about my Hare Krishna Experience in Peru Related Post FOTO FRIDAY: Shots for Tots February Update: Building … Continued

November Update: Penetrating Peru

After a month in Ecuador, I was ready to take my relationship with South America to the next level and head south to Peru. Sunny beaches and Peruvian cuisine were what I desired most and I jumped into both with reckless abandonment. A wicked sunburn and traveler’s diarrhea were the inevitable conclusion. After moderating my sun … Continued

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