Being Peruvian is something kind of, well, insanely special. First, there aren't many of us in the United States, especially compared to the Mexican and Dominican population, only accounting for 1.2 percent of the U.S. Hispanic population as of 2013 according Pew Research Center. When I meet a fellow Perucho, I get all kinds of excited because we instantly share a bond that only Peruvians know. The funniest part is that when I tell my cousins back home about the lack of Peruvians in the States, they kindly remind me that Peru is just too awesome to leave so that's probably why not many have immigrated. Oh yeah, if you've ever met a Peruvian you know all too well how wildly proud we are to be Peruvian.
Put it this way: It wasn't until Machu Picchu made it on to the New Seven Wonders of the Modern World in 200, that our little underestimated country was put on the map. Of course, the cool kids knew about all the wonderful things that Peru has to offer, but it wasn't until Peru made that list that my parents native land became a topic of conversation. It made me even prouder to be Peruvian, especially since years before I met way too many people that didn't even know where Peru was (yes, true story!) let alone have it on their wanderlust bucket list. Peru tourism has come a long way!
So take a few minutes to reflect on how awesome it is to be Peruvian and take a walk down the "Oh yeah, that's so Peruvian, it's cray" lane. Let us know if we missed something in the comments.
Peruvian food is king and we know it
Oh, you've heard of Peru, have you? Yes, it's awesome. And the food is amaze. Lomo saltado, pollo a la brasa, and ceviche, oh my!