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Arriving in Lima

June 17th 2010
I only spent a morning in Lima, and it was about what I expected. I walked around for a couple of hours (mostly in the San Isidro area) and aside from the horrid traffic, it didnĀ“t seem too bad. The skyscrapers are all banks; there must be some lenient laws in place for so many to be headquartered here. These, along with Miraflores and other wealthier, polished areas, give the illusion of ... 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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