Been quite busy at work this past week, so haven’t had a lot of time to sit down and write unfortunately. However, I did come across this video on Youtube the other day and thought I would share it with you.
Peru is a very patriotic country and they are growing their worldwide image as more than just “Land of the Incas”. Probably the most noteworthy current rise to fame is the food. Peruvian food is delicious and they know it. Not too spicy and not too bland, it has a great mixture of ingredients and fusions from the many different cultures that have immigrated and become part of the country.
This video, however, was created not for the purpose of educating the world about Peru, but as a national promotion for Peruvian pride; hence, the video is in Spanish but with English subtitles. The premise of the video is that PromPeru (the governmental body in charge of promoting Peru as a brand) took all the “best” from Peru (mainly celebrities from various categories like culinary, dance, etc.) in South America to the city of Peru in Nebraska, USA. The idea was to show them (Peruvian Nebraskans) what it really means to be “Peruvian”. Pretty clever, huh? If you don’t already know, this city is a tiny place where it is most likely, few if any, have had any experience outside of the USA, let alone Peru. This video is considered to be like a mini documentary and won a lot of awards.
Let me know what you think! Oh, and just so you know, in Spanish Peru has an accent on the “u”, so it is Perú. You will see why that matters at the end of the video.