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Pachacamac next to "invaders"  
   

Pachacamac next to "invaders"

We were told that squatters are a problem for land owners in Peru. If you don't protect your land, "invaders" will come and build on it. We were taken with the evidence that yet another civilization was building on the layers of past cities underneath. The ruins under conservational protection are in the foreground.
Last day in Lima

October 30th 2014
Geo: -12.0432, -77.0282We decided to get a tour guide for our final day. We wanted to see some of the city's major cultural sites and, for $160US we were able to hire a car and guide from Lima Cabs for the bulk of the day. Originally, Mike had wanted to make arrangements to try and go fishing for a day since this is a coastal city, but we were surprised to find very few recreational or ... read more
South America » Peru » Lima

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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