Each month at Mommy Maleta we explore the world one suitcase at a time alphabetically. Currently we are on the letter P, exploring Peru. You can see the exploration pattern we follow below. This is our second week in Peru and we have the privilege to meet Elijah and Alessandra who will tell us about life in Peru. Older brother Elijah is 12 years old and Alessandra is 8.
Week 1 – map, flag, country facts
Week 2 – interview
Week 3 – craft
Week 4 – recipe
Q: Thanks so much for agreeing to do this interview. I’m sure our readers will be fascinated to learn about Peru. First of all can you tell me what the capital of Peru is? How many people live in that city? And where can I find Peru on a world map?
A: The capital of Peru is Lima. Lima is a big city that has almost 9 million people living in it. On a world map Peru is located in South America, bordering Brazil and Chile.
Q: Could you describe Peru’s flag? Tell me a bit about the colors and design and why they were chosen?
A: Peru’s flag has red, white and red horizontal stripes. Peru’s national hero, Don Jose de San Martin, is the one that came up with the colors. The story tells that one day he was relaxing at the beach and saw flying a colony of Andean Flamingos, which have red wings and white chests.
Q: What language(s) is/are spoken is spoken in Peru? And can you tell us how to say, “Hello, my name is _________” in that language?
A: The main language is Spanish but in the Andes region a lot of people speak Quechua. The jungle region has also other languages, like Aymara. You say “Hello, my name is _________” in spanish “Hola, me llamo _______” or “Hola, mi nombre es ____________”.
Q: What types of food are commonly eaten in Peru? What are some of your favorite Peruvian foods?
A: Peruvians eat tons of rice. Rice is their main side dish. Our favorite Peruvian food is Lomo Saltado, which is a combination of stir fry beef, tomatoes, onions and cilantro combined with french fries and, of course, rice! It’s delicious! We also love their gelato ice-cream, they sell it everywhere and it’s awesome!
Q: Finally, what are some popular places to visit in Peru? And where do you recommend our readers visit if they were to win a dream vacation to your home country?
A: Peru is very well known for the Inca ruins of Machu Pichu, they are located in the Andes city of Cusco. This Inca ruins is beautiful!
Elijah and Alessandra, thank you so much for sharing about your life in Peru with us! It has been so much fun to explore Peru with both of you! If any of you missed the first post in the series you can find it here:
And now I’d like to ask my readers a question…
What would you do first if you won a dream vacation to Peru?
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