Peru this Week, Living in Peru and The Break are part of the Peru Experience family, a company whose goal is to promote Peru all over the world.
Peru this Week is a news portal designed to be the world’s window on Peru.
Living in Peru is a source of information and services for the English-speaking community in Peru.
The Break provides material for English-language learners about life in Lima and pop culture around the globe.
To serve as the most authoritative and reliable English-language resource for those interested in living, working, traveling, and investing in Peru. We strive to make Peru the no. 1 country in Latin America to live, work, travel and invest by 2025.
To give information and provide services to people and organizations, enabling them to make the best decisions about living, working, traveling, and investing in Peru. We create the content and the tools necessary for people and businesses to become ambassadors for Peru.
Carsten Korch Founder, Editor-in-Chief
Originally from Denmark, Carsten returned to Peru in 2002 with his wife and eldest son. He started LivinginPeru.com in 2005, among other ventures in Peru. Before this, Carsten has worked in tourism, living in France, Sicily and the U.S., and promoted bands like Metallica, Def Leppard and U2 for PolyGram Records (now Universal Music). Carsten loves pisco sours, Peru’s cuisine, and traveling with his family within Peru, a country that he believes is the land of opportunities.
Hannah Vickers Editor
Hannah Vickers is a Journalist from England who has been living in Peru for a year and a half. She loves traveling, camping and eating. Before moving to Peru, she lived in Spain and briefly in Greece. As well as writing for and editing Peru this Week , she also writes about about Peru and all kinds of interesting things on her blog, and on twitter. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a story, suggestion, or comment to share.
Rachel Chase News Editor
Rachel Chase is a proud born-and-bred Minnesotan who’s moved to Lima after graduating from Gustavus Adolphus College with a double major in Spanish and Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean Studies. During her junior year of college, Rachel studied in Peru and loved it so much that she just had to come back. As well as being a dedicated News Editor, Rachel plays the ukulele and sings, as well as trying to devour as many books as she can.
Natasha Clay Events Editor
Natasha grew up in a suburb of Chicago and moved to Peru two years ago and studied Bilingual Administrative Assistance and General Management at the British Academy. In her spare time she loves to be with family and her maltese, Maya.
Tatiana Ascenzo Commercial Director
Tatiana is a proud native Peruvian who shares Peru this Week’s goals and ambition of continue making Peru the first destination to visit that every foreigner should have in mind. She loves helping street animals and spending time with her daughter, dog, and cat. She enjoys a good book, the beach, and cooking. Tatiana leads our commercial department.
Terra Hall Multimedia journalist
While born and raised in Tampa, Florida, Terra has lived all over the United States thanks to her journalism career. Ready for her next adventure, Terra moved to Lima in 2013 with the hopes of mastering the Spanish language while living in an enchanting city. She loves Lima’s antique yet modern beauty, eclectic restaurants and welcoming people and looks forward to discovering more. Terra lives in Miraflores with her boyfriend Ed and their Australian Shepherd Junot.
Gustavo Centeno Webmaster
Gustavo is a programmer and computer support specialist from Lima. He has been webmaster at LivinginPeru.com and PeruthisWeek.com since 2008.
Dora Reyes Executive Assistant
Dora, a Huanuco native, is a proud Peruvian who loves the country’s gastronomy. Before joining Peru this Week, she worked for most of her professional life in the administrative area of Telefónica. She enjoys spending her free time with her two daughters and the rest of her family.
Morten Bruun Jensen
Morten, originally from Denmark, has an MA in Spanish and Comparative Literature from Denmark and Spain. In 2007 he worked abroad in Cusco for a Danish travel agency. 2009 led him to a position as a high school teacher in Denmark, before embarking into the entrepreneurial world back in Peru as the co-founder of the travel agency Peru Experience.
Carla Quiroz Graphic Designer
Carla is a graphic designer who studied in USIL. One of her passions is painting and creating murals. You can see more of her work on her personal blog .
Nancy is a Japanese-Peruvian who loves learning foreign languages and cultures, so she decided to study translation and interpreting. Currently she is part of a project sponsored by Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona) to search for neologisms in Peruvian newspapers. She is also interested in literature, art and sports.
Regular Contributors to Peru this Week
Marco is an Italian professional photographer who has been in Peru since 2007, where he works with many international brands and NGOs. His photographs are sold worldwide through internationals agencies Demotix and Latin Photo. With his partner, Gianna, he is the owner of the first photo booth company of Peru: Enfokate.
Elbey Borrero de McKenna
Elbey is a Venezuelan mother of two boys who holds a master’s degree in international economics. Formerly a career diplomat for 20 years, she specialized in multilateral negotiations. Elbey loves to cook and feels very privileged to be in Peru, as a trailing spouse, to get up close and personal with the greatest gastronomy in the Americas. She recently became a Texas certified bilingual teacher, and takes Peruvian cooking classes.
Roxana Garmendia is a lawyer specializing in human rights and international relations. She served in high-ranking positions for the United Nations in Asia, Africa, the Americas and Europe, primarily in post-conflict societies. She is currently residing in her native Peru and working as a consultant on human rights issues.
Sheila Christensen Jeanneau
Sheila was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. She spent several years in Denver, Colorado at Regis University and lived eleven years in Fort Lauderdale, Florida before moving with her Peruvian husband to live full-time in Peru in 2007. An epicurean at heart, Sheila first became inspired about food and cooking through the fantastic cooks in her Danish family. In her free time, Sheila is a volunteer at an orphanage, is involved in sports, including tennis and spinning, and loves exploring Peru’s incredible cuisine.
Manuel Villacorta 'Eat Well with Manuel' food blogger
Fashion enthusiast, writer and researcher, living between Lima and NY.
Sergio Teixeira Writer
Sergio was raised in Orlando Florida, and recently he moved back to Lima where he is currently studying Marketing and Communications at UPC. A self-described tech junkie, he enjoys reading a good book, traveling, sports, and art.
Trevor Verástegui Mattos
Trevor Verástegui Mattos is a Peruvian-American ESL teacher, native to Massachusetts, USA. Having recently graduated with a B.A. in International Development and Public Health, Trevor came to Peru to increase his Spanish fluency, explore Peruvian culture and travel for a year. When not teaching ESL to professionals around Lima, he enjoys surfing and backpacking around Peru.
David Kraatz Forum Moderator
David Kraatz has been moderating the LivinginPeru.com forum since 2007. He is from New York and his wife is Peruvian-American. He works as communications supervisor on a commuter railroad and enjoys boating and fishing.