In Search of Paddington Bear August 23rd 2007 A few facts and observations on Peru....
1. If you cast your mind back to your childhood, do you remember Paddington Bear? He came from "Darkest Peru" and ate marmalade sandwiches. (I also remember that he used to fix people with a "hard stare" when he didn´t like them). Well, so far I have not managed to find any bears in Peru, and it´s damn difficult to find a decent marmalade sandwich.
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South America » Peru 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