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Republic of Peru


Country profile:

Location: South America.
Borders: Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile.
Capital: Lima.
Area: 1,285,216 km.
Population: 31,151,643.
Currency: Sol PEN.
Independence from Spain: year 1821.

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Best wildlife travel photos – Images of wild animals

Best wildlife travel photos - Images of wild animals

Best Wildlife Photos Animals are amazing. Wild and Beautiful. Everyone loves animal photos and wildlife pictures, so on this page, I assemble a few photos of the Best Wildlife images I made during my travels. I will update this page with more photos very soon. I hope you enjoy. NOTE: All these wildlife photos were never taken inside a zoo. All the animal photos on this page were either shot at an animal rescue center, animal orphanage or just in the wild – in their natural habitat. I discourage and do not approve the commercial use of animals for shows and entertaining performances. Best Wildife Photos Atlantic Puffin » Photo of Adorable Atlantic PUFFIN in Latrabjarg, Iceland. Leopard Seal » Photo of LEOPARD SEAL smiling in Antarctica. Zebra » Photo of ZEBRA in South Africa. Magellanic Penguin » Photo of MAGELLANIC PENGUIN – bad ass looking face, Argentina. Sea Lion »…

Driving in South America – Quito to Ushuaia road trip

Driving in South America - Ecuador to Ushuaia road trip

Driving in South America I started Driving in South America after having completed several months going through the jungle and up the Amazon River by boat. I decided to change my means of transportation. Why? I bought a car in Quito, Ecuador’s capital. All those months of backpacking, sleeping in hammocks, river boats and piranhas were over. From now on the trip was about road maps, gasoline, car insurance, customs border control, etc… The trip was taken to another dimension. I could now visit more destinations along the way, because when traveling by boat or by bus, I was not able to visit anything in between. Being able to drive enabled me to explore many more places since I could stop whenever I wanted. Indeed the chance of Driving in South America was just the start of a new adventure. The goal now was to get to the city of Ushuaia…

550 hours Amazon River boat trip: Brazil, Peru & Ecuador

550 hours on Amazon River: Brazil, Peru & Ecuador by boat

Have you ever considered crossing the Amazon River by boat? I made this trip, and I’ll share it with you – revealing useful tips and detailed information on how you can also do it on your own. This page tells you about crossing the Amazon River and the Napo River by boat, for a few months. Napo River Boat Walkthrough, Peru to Ecuador Obviously, I didn’t make this trip all at once. My Amazon trip lasted about four months, and during this period I explored Brazil, Peru, and Ecuador’s Amazon Rain Forest regions. Map of Amazon River crossing Fully crossing the Amazon River Francisco de Orellana completed the first known navigation of the entire length of the Amazon River back in the 16th century. I made the trip from Macapá in Brazil (near the Atlantic Ocean) until Iquitos in Peru, and from Iquitos I took the Napo River all the way…

Chankillo, Peru – the 2,300-year-old solar desert observatory

Chankillo, Peru - the 2,300-year-old solar desert observatory

The pre-Columbian history of Peru began about 15,000 years ago, until the times of the Inca civilization. This vigorous and indomitable Inca empire extended beyond Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia and Chile. The end of the Incas arrived with the Spanish colonizers in 1531. A mix of indomitable spirit, lack of serfdom, refusal to external dominance and unexpected death by unknown diseases, brought the unfortunate decimation of these people by the Spaniards. Independence is achieved three centuries later, led by Simon Bolivar – a Venezuelan military leader who was partly responsible for the revolutions against the Spanish empire in South America. Peru has diverse geographical areas that are entirely distinguishable: jungle, beach, tropical, desert, lakes, and mountains over 6000 meters / 19 685 feet high. ⛰ I HAD THE PLEASURE OF VISITING PERU THREE TIMES: from October 26th until November 16th = 24 days from December 29th until January 23rd = 26 days…

Inspiring Places to Visit in South America – Travel Guide

South America Travel Guide

South America Travel Guide “South America is an amazing continent to visit. It has a total of 13 countries with a total population of 385 million. The most spoken languages in South America are Portuguese, Spanish, English, Dutch, and French. “ My Top South America 4th century BC Chankillo astronomical observatory, Peru Galapagos Islands, Ecuador Up stream Amazon River boat trip, Brazil 30 km / 19 mi length Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina 10000 years old Paituna Rock Paintings in Monte Alegre, Brazil Salar de Atacama and Valle de la Luna in San Pedro de Atacama, Chile 979 m / 3212 ft Angel falls in Canaima National Park, Venezuela Nazca Lines, Peru 13000 years old rock painting of Cueva de las Manos, Argentina Leatherback turtles laying eggs in Awala Yalimapo, French Guiana Machu Picchu, Peru 1 m / 3 ft tall King penguin colony in Tierra de Fuego, Chile La Paz, Bolivia…

79 of the Best Places to Visit in Peru

79 of the Best Places to Visit in Peru

Visit Peru Peru is a country in South America that many people are curious to visit. The combination of tropical latitudes, vast mountain ranges, several topographical variations and the two oceanic currents, the Humboldt and El Niño, gives Peru a large diversity of climates. Peru is a country that has jungle, beach, tropical climate, desert dunes, lakes, and mountains over 6000 meters / 19 685 feet high. I had the opportunity of visiting Peru three times: from October 26th until November 16th = 24 days from December 29th until January 23rd = 26 days from August 21st until August 30th = 10 days A total of 60 days. During this time I crossed the country by: boat, through the Peruvian Amazon, from the border of Brazil and Colombia to Ecuador via Iquitos driving on my own, north-south – from the border of Ecuador down to Chile bus, from the border of…

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