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Inside-Peru Newsletter, Issue #01 - Branding Election Tsunamis
April 15, 2011

Hello



Well, Lin and I are finally taking a moment here at Inside-Peru to review some of the things that have been going on since our last newsy letter to you (usted, tu, or voz).

The Branding of a Country

Peru has a new logo! It has gotten rave reviews from just about everyone. When you see this:

Peru newsletter tourist logo branding

It means Peru. This is called "branding" and is done by all major product companies. Since tourism is a major product, countries are now developing their own "product branding."

Nice, isn't it?

Peru newsletter tourist logo branding


Presidential Elections in Peru

There is a presidential election here that has heated up. The left-leaning candidate has gotten the most votes in the preliminaries and there will be a run-off election between the top two in June. At least that's how I understand it.

This has caused a drop in investment confidence in Peru. Some people are not happy.

"Heating up" is probably not the term to use here for an election, as the only ones who are heated up are the political parties and their cronies. The average Peruvian is pretty cool about things. I mean, it doesn't make much difference to  the vast majority really who wins, since they never get any benefits from a new government anyway.

That's why the government fines people here for not voting. It's the only way to get people into the ballot box. Oh well.

Tsunami Effects in Peru and Some Observations

The tsunami "scare" was more of a warm issue here on the coast than the election. A good part of the town evacuated to the hills right back of the houses here the evening of the threat. The evacuation was leisurely since there was so much advance warning.

The news pouring in from the terrible consequences in Japan had us thinking more about the drama and suffering there than the possible effects here. But...

A tsunami is an unpredictable thing. It is almost a certainty that a tsumani in Japan will not affect the coast of Peru too much. But it is possible that a certain spot could get hit hard. That possibility is what makes the most hardened person think twice about staying in the low-lying town areas.

"Hmmm, where will it hit...if it hits?" We lived in Nicaragua and had friends in the coastal town of Casares. There was a tsunami warning a few years ago for the Pacific Coast of Central America similar to this one. Nobody got hit EXCEPT Casares. The wave washed away part of the beachfront town area including a hotel and some tourists lost their lives.

What happens is that the wave can wrap in on itself because of various factors that may be present. When the two arms form a V, the wave at the apex of the V can jump up double the size of the wave itself. Since the angle of the V is just a small point, wherever that hits is where the problems are.

On the whole Pacific Coast, that spot happened to be Casares.

It could have been Los Organos, Peru. Even if it is only a slim possibility that we would get hit out of the whole coast, who wants to be there when if it does.

Well, not much happened here. But the effects of the super high tide-like effects did cause some strange things along the beach, like seeing the tide rise when it should be going out or vice versa for a couple of days afterwards (ripple effect). Hardly noticeable to some but obvious to people like us who walk the beach and rocky points a lot.

Nice, isn't it? The logo, I mean.

Peru newsletter tourist logo branding


Well, enough of that. Now this:

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


Apr 14, 2011

Vos, vosotros, tu, ustedes in Peru?

Are vos and vosotros used in Peru commonly? Traveling in Argentina, that is what you hear the most. But someone said that in Peru you can't use those

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Apr 12, 2011

Peruvian Cooking Classes in Lima in English?

I need to find out if their are Peruvian cooking classes in Lima, Peru. Please help. Just post your answer as a comment and I will see it! Thank you so

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Apr 11, 2011

Bathrooms and Traveling in Peru

You need to develop a plan before hitting the road in Peru or another third-world country as to what to do if the urge hits you. Most buses don't have

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Apr 7, 2011

European Travel Sites

European Travel Sites - A list of our favorite, info-filled sites on travel in European Countries.

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Apr 3, 2011

TACA adds flights to Tarapoto and Trujillo, Peru

TACA Peru Service operates with Embraer E190 aircraft, except Juliaca is served by A320. Schedule: Lima Juliaca TA003 LIM1635 1815JUL 320 D

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Mar 31, 2011

Unwanted Male Attention and Sexual Harassment Abroad

This is the title of a page on the site Women-on-the-Road.com. I have recommended this site, especially this page, probably more than any other on the

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Mar 29, 2011

Currency

What is the best currency to use in Peru? ------------- Hi! That's a good question, especially for those who use something other than US Dollars. Basically,

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Mar 29, 2011

Seashells Conchas Peru

Among many different shells, here are two found in March 2011. Los Organos, Peru. The beach is sand with exposed rock reef and small tide pools. Identification

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Mar 27, 2011

Inside Peru Site Map

Inside Peru Site Map - View the content and pages of Inside-Peru.com.

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Mar 27, 2011

LAN Peru Airlines - South America Air Travel

LAN Peru Airlines - LAN Peru S.A. is an airline based in Miraflores, Lima, Peru and serves as Peru's major player on the global airline scene.

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Mar 25, 2011

My Favorite Foods - Sushi in Peru?

I fist start eating different types of food when me and my mother went out to this Chinese restaurant and I saw something new there my mom said it was

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Mar 24, 2011

Buses in Peru

We have traveled on several inter-departmental or inter-provincial bus lines. The best was probably Cruz del Sur. Oltursa was very good also. These leave

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Mar 24, 2011

South America Travel Forum - Online Travel Forums Peru

South America Travel Forum - Do you have a question, story, a photo, etc, that you would like to share with others on a South America Travel Forum? Or just browse what others have to say?

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Mar 24, 2011

Rate a Peruvian Restaurant

Rate a Peruvian Restaurant - We all love to eat out - at the right place. But what about when your traveling and don't know the restaurants?

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Mar 23, 2011

Glass Fishing Floats in Peru?

Has anyone ever found glass fishing floats in Peru? They were used extensively before the advent of plastic to support fishing nets and are still used

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Mar 22, 2011

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Mar 22, 2011

Inca History - Early Peruvian Sites - Peru Book Review

Inca History - Where does an explorer go these days? Upon hearing a story about a lost Inca Fortress:

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Mar 20, 2011

Tours to Cusco | Machu Picchu Tours | The Best of Cusco

Tours to Cusco - By far the most popular treks in Peru are the tours to Machu Picchu. Guided trips to Cusco, the Sacrd Valley, and Machu Picchu tours are often combined in exciting packages, from ecomomy to luxury.

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Mar 20, 2011

Colca Trek | Colca Canyon Tours in Peru

Colca Trek - One of the deepest canyons in the world, the Colca Canyon in Peru is twice as deep as the Grand Canyon of the United States and offers you the unique chance to see the world's largest bird in flight, close up.

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Mar 17, 2011

Cusco Peru Hostel or Hotel

I'm sorry that I can't remember the name of the place we stayed at in Cusco but I will say this. We were a party of 7 with 2 different lodgings in one

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Mar 16, 2011

Sea Shells on the Beach in Peru

Since our other web site is on sea glass and sea glass jewelry, Lin and I spend a lot of time on the beach (someone's gotta do it) here in Northern Peru.

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Mar 15, 2011

Inca Architecture - Inca Pyramids - Ancient American Civilization

Inca Architecture - The most visible remains of the extenisve Inca Civilization of Peru are its amazing structures - its Incan architecture. While traveling in Peru, especially in the southern mountains, you will see many examples of the oustanding architecture of this ancient civilization of Peru - workmanship in fortresses like Machu Picchu, the Incan temples, existing cities like Cusco, and the Inca pyramids.

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Mar 14, 2011

Peru News Update

Minor damage in Latin America by Japan's tsunami...
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Amazon adventurer Ed Stafford given award...
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VIDEO: Giant solar calendar measures time...
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Counting Species in Peru - Archaeological find puts Peru's history in new light...

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Here's some older posts you might have missed:


Jul 12, 2010, Restaurants in Los Organos

Restaurants in Los Organos - While you enjoy the beautiful beaches, surf, sun, and relaxation in the north of Peru, you can also indulge in some really good eats. Los Organos, 20 minutes south of Mancora, is just the place to go.

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Jul 12, 2010, Los Organos Map

Los Organos Map - The north coast of Peru is well known among independent travelers like you, and one of the nicest beaches and relaxing towns is Los Organos, 20 minutes south of Mancora on the PanAm highway.

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Jul 11, 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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Jul 9, 2010, Hoteles en Peru

Hay muchos hoteles en Peru de alta calidad. En Peru, hoteles de lujo hasta los mas economicos se encuentra en nuestras paginas.

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Jul 9, 2010, Tourist Attractions in Peru

There are a great many tourist attractions in Peru. The great variety in cultures, peoples, and geography of the country creates a large variety of activities to choose from and places to see!

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Jul 8, 2010, Hotels in Iquitos

Hotels in Iquitos, Peru - Including hotels, hostels, inns, B&Bs. Find recommendations and best prices here!

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Jul 7, 2010, Hotels in Chiclayo

Hotels in Chiclayo, Peru - Including hotels, hostels, inns, B&Bs. Find recommendations and best prices here!

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Jul 7, 2010, Vacation East Coast

Vacation East Coast USA - We folks at Inside Peru have selected these travel sites personally. Not only do they contain some of the best east coast travel deals and hotels, these travel sites go much further with entertaining and informative content, such as cultural, historical, and the unsual, not to mention where to go and what to see.

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Jul 7, 2010, Japan Travel Tips

Japan Travel Tips - We folks at Inside Peru have selected these travel sites personally. Not only do they contain some of the best Japan travel deals and Japan air travel, these travel sitesgo much further with entertaining and informative content on culture,customs, people, and photos as well as where to go and what to see.

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Jul 7, 2010, People of Peru

The people of Peru are a mixture 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

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Jul 2, 2010, Machu Picchu Hotels

Machu Picchu Hotels, Peru? There is only one hotel at Machu Picchu and you can see it and make reservations here!

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Jul 2, 2010, Peru Restaurants

Peru Restaurants - Where to eat in Peru? Peru is famous throughout the world for its cuisine. Rrom Lima restaurants to Cuzco cuisine and the north coast cevicherias, here is where to eat, eat, eat!

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Jul 2, 2010, Plan to Travel - Need for Visa

Before you start planning your travel to another country, you will need to find out what the passport visa requirements are for that country. Contact

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Jul 2, 2010, Are US dollars accepted in Peru?

Yes, you can buy with USD in most places as long as it is a one or a five-dollar bill. However, that is not always true. So when you get to Peru, change

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Jul 2, 2010, Hotels in Lima Peru

Hotels in Lima Peru - Including hotels, hostels, inns, B&Bs. Find recommendations and best prices here for your Lima, Peru hotels!

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