Huaraz Local Customs

  • political grafitti is common
    political grafitti is common
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  • Huaraz ski-snowboard competition
    Huaraz ski-snowboard competition
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  • Peruvian invite you to dinner & expect you to pay

    by incat Updated Nov 5, 2010

    It is a custom for Peruvians, both men and women, to invite you to dinner, a bar, karaoke, disco, etc, order drinks/meals, and expect that the gringo pay. It is cultural that SOME try to take advantage in this way. Some will even invite their own friends who you never met before. Well, why not? It's easy to spend money when it's not your (their) own.

    If this happens, only pay your part. Sometimes the fake friends or the business will threaten you, but you are not responsible except for what you ate/drank.

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    Andinism Week ... Fun, Sports, and full of Earth

    by Prinsalsita Updated Apr 17, 2004

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    Huaraz ski-snowboard competition

    If you can make it for this dates it is highly advisable. Si puedes ir estas fechas es lo mas recomendable.

    april 30 to May 2nd
    30 de abril al 2 de mayo

    it is usually the last weekend in april and/or first week in May

    It is LOADS of adventure, sport competitions (white-water rafting, mtn biking, ski-snowboard, rock climbing, etc) , entretainment , cultural dances in the streets, etc because not only there are sport events but the whole town celebrates a religious holiday.

    Related to:
    • Skiing and Boarding
    • Cycling
    • Adventure Travel

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    Steer clear of political rallies...

    by richiecdisc Written Jan 29, 2003

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    political grafitti is common

    Peruvians are very vocal and strong minded in matters of politics, with rallies becoming quite animated. As a traveler, it's best to steer clear. The many "advertisements" for various politicians are everywhere, even in remote villages.

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