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Isla Ballestas

Underneath the arches (sealion silhouettes)
Sands of Time

February 21st 2008
A relatively straight forward crossing into Peru, a country five times the size of Britain with the Andes running down the centre, jungle to the east and desert to the west which runs down to meet the Pacific Ocean. We headed through the barren desert to the coast making our first stop at Chiclayo. Peru´s claim to fame is its history of ancient civilisations and recently excavated archaeological ... read more
South America » Peru » Ica » Nazca » Nazca Lines

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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