Category Archives: Peru

Freetown Open Mind, Arequipa, Peru

Arequipa wins first prize for the most gorgeous city in all of Peru (sorry Cuzco).  A bit off the tourist trail (but not that far off), the city has a relaxed vibe and a variety of gastronomical options, bars and … Continue reading

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Lima Peru’s Very Gay Friendly, Lola Bar

Backpackers in Lima are often surprised at the city’s vibrant nightlife; gay backpackers are surprised and delighted with the wealth of options available in the gay nightlife department.  Surprised because Peru is not known for having an open attitude toward homosexuality, … Continue reading

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Centauro, Trujillo Peru’s Video Club and Bar (NSFW)

Trujillo Peru’s city center proudly flaunts its gorgeous colonial architecture and its eternal spring climate to tourists from all over Peru and those from all over the globe.  Bright yellow facades, deep green doors, ornate iron terraces seem to live on every … Continue reading

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Sauna Roma Bathhouse in Lima’s Lince Neighborhood

A clean well maintained Steamworks  a la Berkeley it is not,  a raunchy haven of young men having all sorts of naughty fun it is. Seriously if you’re looking for a more upscacle adventure this is not your place, you’ll … Continue reading

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La Familia Medicina — Ayahuasca Update

In a recent post about Ayahuasca The Gay Gringo Guide mentioned  La Familia Medicina, an Ayahuasca retreat center in the heart of the Peruvian Amazon.  We have come to learn that this wonderful place will no longer be holding ceremonies. … Continue reading

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Lima’s beautiful El Patio Hostal will delight you

El Patio Hostal, Lima Nestled on a quiet street in the well to do Miraflores neighborhood, El Patio Hostal is comfortable, charming and affordable. Truth be told this is not a hostel but more of a hotel or bed and breakfast.  The … Continue reading

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A Hidden Gem of a Hostel in Cusco, Peru

Ah Cusco,   top on many backpacker’s hate lists because of all of its tourist trap elements,  it is a  necessary evil on one’s way to Machu Picchu.   That being said,  Cusco is a beautiful place well worth a couple of … Continue reading

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