Peru - Fascinating Land of the Incas
by David Schneider
(Los Organos, Peru)
Fascinating Peru, Land of the Incas
"Going to Peru is ... well ... if you ever have an opportunity in your life to go there, you should do it because it is absolutely mind boggling." - actor Dean Stockwell
What's the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of Peru?
* Quite possibly, you think of Machu Picchu and the colorful Inca Civilization.
* Or maybe it's the intriguing Nazca Lines
* Or the fascinating Amazon jungle.
That's because these truly are some of the wonders of the world.
Here at www.Inside-Peru.com we cover not only those world-renowned places but will dig deeper into the culture, sights, sounds, tastes, adventure of Peru travel and Peruvian life in a way that most other sites just can't do.
Why is it that we can we really, really get Inside PERU? We live here!
I (David) am Peruvian by birth. My wife Lin and I currently live in Northern Peru.
But you won't be hearing just from us. You'll see photos and read about Peru from real people who are traveling and/or living in Peru.
Some of the background that you will find intriguing and valuable includes:
What we know of the early Peru history is a result of the many important Peruvian archaeology finds. Its history covers a few thousand years from early or ancient times up to the present.
Pictures of Peru
A picture is worth a thousand words, and pictures of Peru...well, you have to see it to believe it!
Facts About Peru
Facts About Peru - Here you will find facts on Peru, for example, what is the flag of Peru? Or Peruvian population and geography? Find the answers to many of your questions about Peru.
The fascinating and highly-artistic Moche Civilization and resulting Moche culture existed as a people living in the lower river valley along the North Peruvian coastline. They were very skilled artists and potters. Their wide ranging artistic cultures and traditions are attributed to the river valley environment, which was rich with metals and clay.
Peru Weather - What is the weather like in Peru? How would you describe the Peruvian climate and weather? Well, it is said Peru has 28 types of weather! Why so many? Find this out and much more here on Inside-Peru!
Major Cities in Peru
What are the major cities in Peru by population? What is the largest Peru city? What are the biggest metropolitan areas? See the cities, areas, and map as well as an alphabetical list of Peru cities of cultural importance.
Colca Peru Canyon
Described by visitors as vaster by far than the Grand Canyon of the USA...
Culture of Peru
The culture of Peru is based on a mixture of the customs of pre-Spanish cultures in Peru and the later colonization by Spain. From Religion to Dress, Celebrations to Music, Art to Architecture, this mixture is reflected in most parts of Peru; however, remote mountain or jungle enclaves...
Peruvian jewelry today is available in a wide variety of beautiful styles and colors. The styles may reflect the rich heritage of Inca or Pre-Inca cultures. But the jewelry of Peru today goes beyond those limits in vibrant colors, shapes, and styles.
Peruvian recipes include just about everthing you could imagine...but with a flavor unique to Peru, recipes from Lima, Peru's capital, have earned it the title of the Cuisine Capital of the Western Hemisphere.
Peru Tourist Destinations
Are you looking for a South American Vacations destination? Check out what our readers/viewers consider to be the Top Ten Peru Tourist Destinations. Here is your chance for you to rate the places you have seen in Peru. Feel free to list anywhere from 3 to 10 places that you found to be GREAT places to visit!
Nazca Lines Peru
In 1995 UNESCO declared the Nazca Lines Peru a World Heritage Site. The largest of the Peru Nazca Line drawings are over 200 meters (660 feet) across. The Nazca Lines are on the Nazca Plateau, which stretches for more than 80 kilometers (50 miles) between the towns of Nazca and Palpa.
And much more!
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