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Inside-Peru Newsletter, Issue #015 - Photos, Tips, and Stories
February 21, 2012

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In the news about Peru:

Yesterday - Floods along the border between Peru and Chile caused mud slides, which covered part of the Panamerican Highway and other crossings. The main problem is that land mines from previous conflicts between the two countries washed onto the highway and caused the borders to be closed for the time being.

Recent news - One of the main leaders of the dwindling terrorist group, Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path) was wounded and taken captive. The Sendero Luminoso has been severely weakened with increased effort on the part of the Peruvian government.

Isolated Indian groups in the Amazon region of Peru have been threatened by illegal mining and logging pirates, who live in fear of the scattered Indians and tend to kill them on site. The governments of Peru and Brazil have taken positive measures to root out the clandestine operators.

For more, see News Peru.




In this newsletter:Peru Recommended really entertaining reading: The White Rock: An Exploration of the Inca Heartland


Winning Photo from 2011 - Inside-Peru Photo Contest

Congratulations to Julian Jackson of Oxford, UK, for his winning photo:

Winner 2011 Inside-Peru Digital Photo Contest
2011 Inside Peru Digital Photo Contest
Peruvian Door
by  Julian Jackson

Two other photos receive the Special Mention awards:

Special Mention 2011
2011 Inside Peru Digital Photo Contest
Roof Terrace Umbrellas
by  Mark Brooker
Special Mention 2011
2011 Inside Peru Digital Photo Contest
Through the Arch at Chinchero
by  Cameron


The Peru Photo Contest 2012 is currently running, so get your photos in for this month. Above all, check out all the photos and vote on the ones you feel are the best.

To see all the photos from each month, go to Pictures of Peru.


Now, here are the latest additions to Inside-Peru.com, your choice in Peru Travel.

Feb 21, 2012

Self-Guided Bicycle Tours

One of the best things about traveling is the scenery and simply sight-seeing. With that said what form of travel can beat bike riding, where in Peru,

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Feb 21, 2012

Machu Picchu - February 2012 Peru Photo Contest

~ By: Henry Alfred Bugalho - Buenos Aires, Argentina Photo of the Machu Picchu ruins taken from the top of the Wayna Picchu mountain, after an hour and

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Feb 21, 2012

How to Carry Your Money when Traveling

When you're traveling, one of the most important things is the money you have in your possesion. With that in mind, one needs to be very careful and mindful

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Feb 21, 2012

Information on Venezuela Safety

I would like to share information on Venezuela security and safety for the traveler. Information on Venezuela Safety - Some Facts The biggest problem

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Feb 21, 2012

Falling in Love in Peru

I used to say it would never happen. Falling in love, that is. I wanted to concentrate on my studies, on traveling during vacations, on my family, etc.

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Feb 20, 2012

Border Crossing from Peru to Bolivia

I am thinking about taking the bus from Puno across the border to Bolivia. What should I expect at the border crossing? Do I need to pay anything on leaving

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Feb 18, 2012

Pictures of Peru

A picture is worth a thousand words, and pictures of Peru...well, you have to see it to believe it!

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Feb 17, 2012

lglesia de Santo Domingo - February 2012 Peru Photo Contest

~ By: Xia Sheng, - Seattle, WA, US Where was this photo taken? Cuzco. Date, time of day, and weather conditions? October 11, 2011. What kind of camera

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Feb 17, 2012

New findings at Chavín de Huántar

New findings of a recent archaeoacoustic study suggests that the ancients of the 3,000-year-old Andean ceremonial center at Chavín de Huántar, in the central

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Feb 13, 2012

Hanging Scarves - February 2012 Peru Photo Contest

By: Natalia - Sydney, NSW, Australia This photo was taken at Lake Titicaca, Puno, Peru on 20/01/2012 at 11am on a sunny day. I liked the vibrancy of

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Feb 11, 2012

Living in Peru - Relocating to Peru

Living in Peru - Discover the ins and outs of living in Peru. Relocating, Jobs in Peru, Teaching in Peru, Teaching English in Peru

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Feb 7, 2012

The Big Splash - February 2012 Peru Photo Contest

~ By: geraint rowland - Miraflores, Lima I took this photo in Miraflores, Lima on a sunny summer's day at sunset. The Sky was beautiful and warm, the

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Feb 6, 2012

Miraflores, Lima - February 2012 Peru Photo Contest

~ By: Elisabeth - Norway This photo was taken in Lima during a backpacking trip through South America early last December. Lima was the destination after

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Feb 1, 2012

And the Winner is...January 2012 Inside-Peru Photo Contest

Congratulations to Julian Iliev from Denver, Colorado on his winning photo "Machu Picchu Housing." The runner-up is "Ashanika Makeup" by Aier S. B. in Peru.

To see all the photos from each month, go to Pictures of Peru.



Check out these older posts you may have missed:




1600-year-old mummies unearthed in Peru
NEWS.com.au
ARCHAEOLOGISTS unearthed four mummies that could be up to 1600 years old in Peru's capital Lima, at ruins which apparently house the crypt of a prominent ...

Oct 19, 2010, Piping Guan - My New Best Friend In Peru

We were birdwatching in the Amazon... the Peruvian state of Amazonia that is.... With a great bird guide, we left Cusco and drove over the Andes and down

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Oct 16, 2010, Surfing Peru

Surfing Peru is an real pleasure. From the hot tropical beaches and tubes in the north to the chilly, big, and long, long waves found in the many miles of Peruvian coast...

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Oct 15, 2010, Peruvian Clothing

Peruvian Clothing - What is Peruvian designer clothing like? Traditional clothing? Is Peru's clothing different than the clothes we are used to seeing? Where can I buy clothes from Peru?

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Oct 15, 2010, New Archaeological Find In Patacancha, Peru 120 miles north of NAZCA lines

I stumbled across a man made structure in Peru as you will see in the attached pictures, Most important, is a bunch of animals carved into the top of a

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Oct 15, 2010, Lobitos and Chicama - Surfing Peru

Lobitos and Chicama are two amazing wave setups. Given that we were there the wrong time of year for swell, we still got some really good waves. Lobitos

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Oct 15, 2010, Cerro Azul - Peru Surfing

Myself and two buddies took a chance going an hour south of Punta Roca on a swell that doesn't usually work at Cerro Azul, but we scored. The main point

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Oct 10, 2010, Ecuador Peru Border Crossing

There have been horrific reports of the border crossing at Huaquillas or Aguas Verdes (Tumbes) from Ecuador into Peru. Fortunately, all that can be avoided.

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Oct 9, 2010, Paragliding in Lima, Peru

Paragliding School of Peru has courses in paragliding along the cliffs of Lima. They work with Extreme Sports Cafe and offer tandem lessons for beginners

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Oct 8, 2010, Mario Vargas Llosa

The Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa today won the 2010 Nobel prize for literature, crowning a career in which he helped spark the global boom in South American literature

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Oct 8, 2010, Is a yellow fever vaccination required in Peru? Where to get it?

A yellow fever vaccination is RECOMMENDED if you will be traveling in the jungle areas. It takes 10 days to become effective. Places in Lima where the

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Oct 1, 2010, Artists from Peru

Peru has a rich cultural history of art, with artists from Peru showing brilliant talent. Peruvian artists in modern times, art from the past.

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Sep 30, 2010, Can I purchase a pet in Peru?

Yes you can purchase pets in Peru, mainly what you would find in a pet shop in your country. However, if you buy a pet that is not a cat or a dog and

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