Our guide this week: Eremia Ruíz Girón, 70, is a vendor of the world’s newest street paper Peatón (meaning pedestrian) in the city of Piura in northern Peru. Launched in July, it is the first street paper sold in the country.
Why I like living in Piura
Because of the heat, and this is where I grew up. I have lived in the district of Castilla since I was three, according to what my mother told me. My favourite district of Piura is Catacaos, because there is good food there. There are beautiful things like souvenirs made of clay and silver that you can take back home. When there are fairs I go with my husband to sell small plastic toys and purses. I think it’s a nice place.
Everyone should visit…
Malacasí, a small town in Huancabamba Province because it is beautiful, especially when there are festivals to honour Santa Rosa of Lima and the Captive Lord of Ayabaca, saints of much devotion in Peru. In Piura too during Holy Week, people visit the churches and accompany the procession of the image of Jesus crucified.
Only locals know this..