The Nazca Lines are an exceptional collection of geoglyphs in the southern desert of Peru. There are about 300 figures among them including geometric shapes, animal like figures, straight continuous lines, humans and plants. The exceptionality of these geoglyphs rest in the fact that they can only be seen from the air.Read the full story »
The Inca civilization was the largest Pre-Columbian civilization in the Americas and Cusco was its capital. The best kept example of its architecture is Machu Picchu.
The Sacred City is one of the most significant archeological sites left by the Incas
Fascinating culture and Inca heritage of this beautiful country
Lake Titicaca is the highest navigable lake in the world. It occupies an important place in Inca mythology.
Animals in Peru have specialized and adapted to the conditions of its geography. At higher altitude levels, few animals and plants can survive because of the lack of oxygen.
Lima Peru is a city of over 8 million inhabitants. Poverty, population density and water supply concerns.
San Isidro Lima is a glamorous district that stands out for its green zones and manicured lawns. The most representative and most beautiful park is El Olivar, with 450 year old olive trees that date from the colonial times.
At night Barranco becomes the Lima that never sleeps, there is a large concentration of bars, live music nightclubs and peñas. El Puente de los Suspiros provides a romantic stroll through the historic part of the district.
Miraflores district of Lima is known for its restaurants, shopping, parks, beaches and the view of the Ocean and a thriving night-life.
Inca architecture is most known for its polygonal stones used in many religious buildings. One stone found in a temple wall in Machu Picchu is estimated to have at least 33 corners. Machu Picchu has about 200 buildings that are considered architectural wonders. These buildings were made of individually shaped pieces of carved gray granite stone that fitted perfectly together.
Food of the Peruvian Amazon is rich in local fresh water fish. Bananas is a staple food that accompanies almost every dish. In the Amazon there is plentiful of fruits such as papayas, maracuya or passion fruit, paw-paw, chirimoya or custard, apple and mangoes among others and is part of the everyday meals of the population.
Since the Inca Civilization people living in the Andes have based their diet on potatoes, maize and meat. Soups and stews are among the most popular dishes. Everything goes into it including meat, many kinds of potatoes, maize, carrots, local spices and hot peppers. They are cooked for hours because of the lower oxygen at high altitude.
Peruvian food in the coast is based on seafood. The Pacific coast is the provider of many species of fish and shellfish. The most famous dish is ceviche. Ceviche is raw seafood marinated in lime or lemon juice, garlic, onions, hot peppers; it is served with potatoes, sweet potatoes, yucca or maize. You can have scallop, white sea bass or corvina, calamari, shrimp, mixed and endless variations of ceviche.
The is the capital of the department of Cusco and is located in the valley of the Huatanay River in the south east at an altitude of 3,350 …
If you are a flatlander and are traveling to the you need to be aware of altitude sickness or soroche. At high elevations the pressure of oxygen diminishes so …