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Monasterio de Santa Catalina  
   

Monasterio de Santa Catalina

Monasterio de Santa Catalina covers an entire city block and is one of the reasons Arequipa city center is a world heritage
Peru part I - Lima and Pisco

July 16th 2008
Lima and the coast south of the capital The long vacation trip of this year goes to Peru with a short detour to Bolivia. Our plane landed in Lima so therefore it was quite natural for us to start the trip there. Our guidebooks tell us that it wise to not display that we are tourists because occasionally tourists are targeted for robberies and bag theft. So when arriving in Lima ... read more
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Peruvian Flag Ancient Peru was the seat of several prominent Andean civilizations, most notably that of the Incas whose empire was captured by the Spanish conquistadors in 1533. Peruvian independence was declared in 1821, and remaining Spanish forces defeated in 1... ... read more
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