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Fisherman with octopus

Paradise on Earth

October 10th 2007
Because of the earthquake near Pisco a couple of months ago, our itinerary was changed to have an extra day in Nazca. When we discovered that our hotel in Nazca was not in town (a taxi into town costs 4-5 soles), we were pretty angry, especially since we could have easily spent an extra night in the big towns of Arequipa (where we were coming from) or Lima (where we were going to). It didn't mak ... read more
South America » Peru » Ica » Nazca

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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