Peruvians are: very picky about food,
Peruvians tipícally dislike Chileans. Why? Probably because they are jealous or have inferiority complexes.
,, Through (Argentinian) female eyes, Peruvian men don't have an attractive look."
"Peruvians are kind, polite, and respectful. Of course, there are some who are more aloof and talk little to strangers, but once you break the ice with them, they open up in the same way as we Hungarians. I have experienced many similarities between the two people. Their way of thinking and expressing themselves is similar to ours. It never felt as though I had from a completely foreign country, and they accepted me into their culture. Their dishes are varied, with a lot of hot, strong peppers, and ají, a spicy condiment, is never absent from the table. When I discovered that, I immediately embraced them in my heart, because a good fish soup or Hungarian goulash is equally unimaginable for me without strong chili pepper.
Except for the art ceremonies for tourists, I never felt like I was a foreigner among them, or that they just wanted my money. True, over the years they have developed a great deal in this respect as well, as they make a living from tourists. Indeed, their number one source of income is the many foreigners who visit their country. I love their music, which is played everywhere, and which also makes the locals forget about every day worries. As if they didn't exist.
In the capital, the sound of car horns is constant, since the car horn is the only source of authority on the roads there. They signal to each other with a honk that they’re traveling faster, and the other should make way for them. There is no swearing or finger-pointing, it’s simply understood that someone is in a hurry and is claiming priority. They know the traffic rules because you have to take an exam like everywhere else, but the rules are not observed at all. And yet accidents seem astonishingly rare. What’s more, the punishment for causing accidents is much more severe than at home. Anyone who runs someone over is taken to prison at once, and can only prove their innocence from there, through a lawyer. If, however, it turns out that the driver was at fault, he can expect to spend many years behind bars.
In the city in recent years, the fashion for young people in the summer is the miniskirt, which is very surprising to me in this deeply Catholic country, where students still wear gray uniforms with white blouses, no matter what school they go to, and the length of the school skirt has to be almost knee-length. There are public and private schools. Education is compulsory for everyone, and there are no tuition fees in public schools. There are a lot of entertainment opportunities for young people, including many nightclubs. Young people stand in long queues to get into the more popular places including pubs, clubs, cafes, and bars. Cinemas, equipped with state-of-the-art sound technology, show the latest blockbusters.
On the ocean shore, many walk in the moonlight or just lie down listening to the ripples of the ocean. Looking at the sky, we would not even think that we are on the other side of the world and are seeing the moon upside down, as compared to at home. It’s a fantastic feeling to walk barefoot on the playa in the warm sand, or just recline and watch the surfers, seeing what acrobatic stunts they are capable of as they ride the foamy crests of waves, or even surfing the ‘tube’ inside huge, breaking waves.
There are plenty of soccer fields outside the city. From tiny boys to grown men, and from girls to women, everyone kicks a ball. And if we think about it, the legendary footballers of the future will probably come out of these many little Native American kids.
It’s amazing that famous Hungarian football players from the past are still mentioned today in Peru, which is heartwarming for us.” (Suzanne, 2017)
“Even today, the majority of Peru’s population is still Native American. The people living in the more isolated Andean villages still speak the ancient language, Quechua, and have preserved their customs. Here, almost every woman wears folk dress: a colorful skirt and poncho, as well as the indispensable black (or white, depending on the region) hat, while on their back is a bundle consisting of nothing more than a scarf skillfully tied. Everything from firewood to children is transported in this. Of course, every woman’s long, waist-length black hair is braided into two braids, just like the Native Americans we see in films. The Native Americans are very kind and helpful people, but infinitely poor, and they live in quite primitive conditions. For example, they don't really like washing, so they don't overdo it.
Their culture is remarkably different from that of Europeans. They are well-intentioned, open-minded, hospitable, eager to talk (that is if they dare to talk to the ‘ghosts’ with blonde hair and even, heaven preserve us, blue eyes…) and above all, they are very diligent. It takes a great deal of perseverance to live among the barren mountains of the Andes: they have built terraces on the steep hillsides (so-called Inca terraces), on which they grow the plants they need for a modest livelihood.”
“Peruvian women are generally of short or average stature (150-155 cm) with dark skin, long, black hair, and a full-body – 80% of them are overweight. In terms of their way of life, they are completely different from Hungarian women. Eight out of ten modern Peruvian women are materialistic. As they say, “no pierden el tiempo con un misio” i.e. they do not waste their time on a beggar. After modernization, no more attention is paid to the family, and men are exploited financially. This is why men often punish their inattention with beatings. As a result, they also have a saying that “the more you beat, the more you love”. Many women also openly state that “I iron my husband’s shirt if he pays for it”. According to surveys conducted worldwide, Peruvian women have been rated “extremely promiscuous”. Most of them are uneducated; they talk a lot and act like men. They have no sophisticated features; they like to drink and can’t behave. The salary is spent on clothes and the bills remain unpaid. The restaurant is simpler than the kitchen. They become mothers at a young age when they are teenagers. In many cases, they have a child without the man’s knowledge, so that someone supports them. Back in the ’80s, it was the woman who kept the family together and ensured that the fire burned in the family home, both in the kitchen and in the heart. However, not everything is lost. Perhaps two out of ten still live this way, and there is education as a way out, so the younger generation can still learn morality and responsibility.”