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Peru - A TopTen World Travel Destination
From the sun and surf beaches of the Pacific Coast, across the stark and beautiful desert, steeply climbing into dizzying heights of the snow-covered Andes Mountains, and dropping into some of the world's most exotic and verdant jungles, Peru is a land of variety and exciting travel adventures!
|The most-visited places in Peru are Cusco and Machu Picchu. These definitely should head your list of sights to see. |
On the other hand there is so much more to see as you discover what's inside Peru!
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- Kuelap Archeological Site - Called "The Fortress" and built on top of a high mountain, this is the most important archaeological site in Northern Peru. Touted by some as the "Machu Picchu of the North," this site is very, very impressive.
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- Ancient Inca Clothing - A status symbol? Within the Inca society, Inca clothing was a very important and integral part of their culture. To this day, traditional ..
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- Peru Food - Peru food is among the best in the world. In November 2011, Frommer's voted Lima, Peru the top Food & Drink Destination for 2012. Find out...
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- Magnificent Lake Titicaca - Lake Titicaca is a high altitude lake which straddles Peru and Bolivia, 40% is in Bolivia and 60% in Peru. It is a HUGE inland lake that is fed by 27 rivers.
Facts and Figures
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- Changing Money in Peru - Each time you change dollars to soles or soles to dollar, you lose money on the exchange. If you must change dollars to soles, check the exchange rate.
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- Glacier lake - Huascaran National Park, Peru - Huascarán National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the department of Ancash in Central Peru....noted for mountain climbing opportunities galore, breathtaking scenery for photos, and rare wildlife.
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"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
That's because these truly are some of the wonders of ancient
and modern Peru, the Americas, in fact of the world.
Here we will cover not only
those world-renowned places but will dig deeper into the
culture, sights, sounds, tastes, and adventure of travel and Peruvian
life and travel in a way that most other sites just can't do.
Well-known Spots Covered Include
Some of the Lesser-known Spots Covered Include
What is the most raved about destination among the younger crowd
in Lima, especially on school breaks?
|The Pacific North Coast |
It's not Machu Picchu or Titicaca...it is Mancora and
the nearby beaches of the Northern
You can get the full tropical beach rush as well as perfect
waves coming off the Pacific Ocean...or find a quiet beach
where you can sip an ice-cold drink under the coco palms.
Yet the coastal or beach areas are barely touched on by many Peru
Peru's Cities, Towns, and Pueblos
People and Culture
The answers to the questions:
You find this inside information and
Peruvian Style? You bet! On the beach in Los Organos.
I (David) was born in Lima, Peru, of US parents. My wife Lin (Pennsylvania Dutch) and I currently live in Los Organos, North Coast
But you won't be hearing just from us
. You'll see photos and read about this fascinating country from real people who are traveling and/or living in the "Country of the Inka."
Sharing experiences and getting questions answered from the insider's viewpoint is what this site is about
Because of being right here on Peruvian soil, Lin and I as well as our other contributors have the opportunity to find out first hand the out-of-the way places...as well great suggestions for best vacations, tours, and hotels that can be found here.
What Lin and I will be doing as we travel and research this amazing country is to supply information that perhaps you have been looking for and have had a hard time finding. I know that we have spent many hours looking at a lot of good sites on Peru but just not finding some things that were important to us.
Hopefully, we can begin to fill in those gaps on this site.
One of the best things about traveling is sharing!
Do you have a favorite story and/or photo you can share about your Peruvian experiences?
Or why not read favorite stories from other folks?
Travelers' News Peru
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Dec 05, 2013
Peru's Piccolo Clemente Wins World Longboard Surfing Title
Piccolo Clemente from our home town here in Peru is the new 2013 ASP World Longboard Champion.
The ASP (Association of Surfing Professionals) title contest was held in China under decent surf conditions.
Trailing behind Brazil's best, Rodrigo Sphaier, for most of the contest, Piccolo caught what was the best ride of the contest and secured the world longboarding title.
Here in Huanchaco, Piccolo is one of the many local surfers and can be seen ripping waves in the almost-never flat Huanchaco waves.
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Dec 03, 2013
Chachapoyas - 35 new sarphogi discovered- child size
LIMA, PERU—Last summer, 35 small, human-shaped sarcophagi were spotted with a powerful zoom lens camera in the Amazonas region of northern Peru. Now archaeologists have climbed the steep cliff where to the cemetery and confirmed the find. They think
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Dec 03, 2013
Peru named best destination for culinary tourism twice in a row
Peru has one more international award to tuck away in its trophy case.
At the 2013 World Travel Awards held in Doha, Qatar on Nov. 30, Peruwas named the ...
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Nov 29, 2013
Huanchaco, Peru - Finding a Rental
~ submittted by David and Lin in Huanchaco, Peru In August, 2013, Lin and I moved to Huanchaco, a fishing-turned-tourist town with a long cultural
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Oct 26, 2013
Large Waves to Affect Ports and Beaches on Peruvian Coast
~ October 26, 2013 Peru's Navy reports that from today (Saturday) until about Tuesday the 29th, there are going to be larger-than-usual waves affecting
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Oct 06, 2013
Peruvian Art and Music
((Peruvian music))Acient Peruvian used whatever was available to create music we here today. They used metal cans,bones,seashels,and even mud. There are
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Sep 20, 2013
Huanchaco Peru ISA Longboard Championship 2013
Huanchaco Peru ISA Longboard Championship 2013 September 22-28 in Huanchaco, Peru. Inside-Peru reports from Huanchaco
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Sep 14, 2013
Lin and I from Inside-Peru.com are now living in Huanchaco, a surf spot popular for contests including some of the bigger ones. Huanchaco is popular for
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Sep 09, 2013
Learn to Build a Website
Learn to build a website? Thousands of people just like you now have websites at the top of Google ranking for their area of buisness, their niche. Take a look right now at examples of what others have done and see how you can do it, too...
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Jul 31, 2013
Peru Travel Tips
Peru Travel Tips and Suggestions, with input from our Peru travelers, including travel safety tips, also what to wear, where to go, who to meet
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