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PERU -Land of the Incas and Contrasts

December 27th 2009
Our first impressions as we took the coast road were desert, and dirt, rubble and rubbish, sandy slums and squalor, the smell of chicken shit and fertilizer. We later learned to love the desert vistas and were impressed with “the greening of Peru”. It was amazing to see lush green fields and orchards, trees lining the highway and huge irrigation systems in the middle of the barren desert land ... 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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