Lima does offer a wonderful metropolitan life style, that rivals that of the best in South America. Lima has many 5 star restaurants and hotels, so bring your Visa.
The main attraction in Peru is Machu Picchu, followed by Lake Titticaca and then the Nazca Lines.
Peru has a very rich culture and history, and there are many different aspects of this to sample, from the food, to the music, to the architecture. There's something for just about everyone in Peru. There's white water rafting and jungle tours and hardcore ecotourist resorts. There's also shopping and museums to visit.
The people of Peru are very formal, and do not like slang. They expect your Spanish to be very polite and give you back the same.
There is a huge problem with poverty in Peru. There are homeless children in Lima that juggle at stop lights for tips, and squatters who build towns out of corregated zinc on base of mountains near the desert, where the land is not fit to be inhabited.
Roberto: Where are we going today man?
Carlos: We are going to Machupicchu, the train is leaving in an hour.
Roberto: Damn.Is the first time in my life that I'm visiting. Did you talk to the danish girls?
Carlos: Yeah, we'll meet em' at 5pm. at the Plaza de Armas (Major Park), and we gonna drink some Pisco for the chilly weather and then go to the club nearby at 9pm. til' 7am. (Yes way, you can drink on the Major Park, and go to the clubs around it and socialize with everyone from everywhere in the nicest place on earth: Cuzco.)
Roberto: Only in Peru. Viva el Perú carajo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
During almost 400 years of colonial times as a Viceroyalty, Spain stole the Peruvian gold and goods that built its rich economy transforming from a weak kingdoms to a worldwide empire.
Peru as a country was created in 1821, after the war of "independence" lead by the Argentinian general Jose de San Martin, who declared the birth of a new nation in the main square of Lima. The Spaniards didn't leave Peru until 1824 when the Venezuelan general Simon Bolivar won the Ayacucho battle and expelled them.
Peru today is more than just a touristic destination. It is a society in evolution. Peruvians are a deeply divided society. The extreme gap between the poor and the rich elite, and a vicious racism, have caused decades of social violence influenced by fanatic groups who fought a guerrilla-styled war since the 70's until the 90's.
Peru today is becoming a world-class economy of free trade but that has bot benefit the majority of its population. Its democracy has very weak institutions as most of Latin American countries. The opulation is 26.7 million; 46% of them are Indigenous (Quechua, Aymara, Moche, Amazon peoples, etc), 37% are Mestizo (mixed Indigenous and European) 10% are white, 5% black and 2% Asian and others.
Peru is an unique country, full of contrasts and surprising social and cultural events. Its cusine is one of the best in the world and its rich traditions make it a distinctive place to live and visit. Pisco is the national Peruvian drink made of white grape, and this land is believed to be the birth place of the potato (33 types of it are grown there). People speak mostly Spanish (78%) but Quechua, Aymara, 35 Amazonic dialects and Enlgish are spoken too. Peru's favorite dish is Ceviche, made of raw fish marinated with lime juice, salt, pepper and aji (hot pepper). Peru produces minerals, fish, cotton, fruits, oil, and is the 2nd. gold producer in the world.
Peru's national colors are red and white, its capital is Lima (9 million population) and it has a GPB of US$5,300 per capita.
(it's worth a Peru, its like gold)
Peru owns one of the world wonders Machu Picchu and the most friendly people you will ever met. They also share the Amazon river with Brazil, the pacific ocean and also the Andes, so there is everything for everybody.
Peru is considered to have the best food in South America, and probably the best seafood in the world for the best price.
The history and culture of this country is amazing and so does the people.
y: im going to peru to eat a lot of ceviche and sushi
x: thats awesomeeee!!!take me :D