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Semana Santa, Peruvian Style

April 26th 2011
When someone told us Ayacucho was holding Peru’s (and possibly South America’s) biggest Easter celebration, we were a bit sceptic, but intrigued none the less. So we decided to leave Pisco for the Easter weekend and arrived 8 hours later in Ayacucho on Thursday to find a fairly quaint place. However trying to book into a hostel, we realised that they were all completely full up and families we ... 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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