Peru

Land of the Incas

Peru is bordered in the north by Ecuador and Colombia, in the west by Brazil. It is famous for its Inca culture which is one of the oldest in the world. The 30 million people living in Peru are all spread on a wide range of cultures from all over the world like Amerindians, Europeans, Africans, and Asians.

The landscape of Peru is separated in three regions with their own specials. There is the coastal area which is very plain with some beautiful beaches, there are the sierra the highlands of the Andes with some impressive mountains such as the highest mountain of Peru the Huascaran with almost 6,8km attitude and the third region the selva, the jungle which is covered by the Amazon Rainforest.

Peruvian culture is primarily rooted in Amerindian and Spanish traditions, but it was strongly influenced by different other cultures, due to being so multicultural. For many tourists the Inca and their relicts are very interesting and they are able to see some old buildings and there are many traditional jewelry and other things available.

Peruvian cuisine blends Amerindian and Spanish food with strong influences from African, Arab, Italian, Chinese, and Japanese cooking. Common dishes include anticuchos, cevice, and pachamanca. Peru’s varied climate allows the growth of diverse plants and animals good for cooking.