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Perú in Nebraska, USA??

VIDEO: Perúvians visit Peru, NB

CapturePerú is a beautiful country located in South America and it is where I was born.

Peru is a city in Nemaha County in Nebraska, United States.

Wait a minute…Peru is a city, and Perú is a country? The only difference is in the accent mark? Are both of their residents called Peruvians?

Perú, the country, just like city of Reno and many other cities and countries,  decided to define its brand. In this process, the peruvian marketing team found a city that shares the name of the country, and they went to visit Peru, NE. The video above kicked off the campain for the Perúvian Brand that reveals the identity of the country, identify its people, its music and its food. Most importantly, these branding of  Perú was originated to attract toursim to the country.

Moreover, the Marca Perú is all over the globe; come on, they even went to Peru, Nebraska where there are less than 1000 people that live there!

I loved the video, it is funny, but tells so much about the peruvian culture. People from Perú are the giving type, we share our food, drinks, music and dances. World famous Chef Gaston Acurio participated in the making of the video, and of course, in the making of some meals that were offered to the residents of Peru, NB.

Have you ever been to Perú? If not, watch the video below and rethink your choice. Perhaps, next vacation you should visit Perú.

VIDEO: Visit Perú Promo

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For these and other videos: Marca Perú Youtube Channel


Chasing The Sun

220px-Adioslepido1“Juanes” is one of many very talented Colombian singers that I like. Few days ago, I watched him perform his song: “A Dios le pido”, that was released over 10 years ago, in Spanish and in an American TV show.

Although I was happy and enjoyed listening to the music, I was very surprised that an English TV show was allowing an artist perform a song in a different language. What was more surprising to me was that Juanes would be performing (in Spanish) again in another american TV show (DWTS) at the end of this month.

I thought it was somehow sarcastic that in a country where English is the main language, and there has been a lot of controversy and discrimination against those that speak other languages, TV shows are promoting Spanish songs now. I think this is the proof that the times are changing and the blend of both cultures is finally happened.

Juanes is promoting his book: “Chasing the Sun”. This book is a memoir of Juanes’s life stories of him chasing his dream of becoming a musician. Actually today, he is signing his book in L.A.

In the video below (although in Spanish), Juanes reveals his life story. From dreaming of becoming a rock star (influenced by Metallica) to getting married, having kids, and coming as an immigrant to the USA.

Sometimes, dreams feel so difficult to accomplish. Sometimes, dreams seem impossible to become a reality. Have you ever feel, like Juanes, that you have been chasing the sun? Are you willing to open up and share your story?

Photo credit: Wikipedia – Juanes – A Dios le pido song

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