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Visit the Infamous Belen Market of Iquitos

The city of Iquitos is one which has been chopped from the thick jungle of the Amazon, and when it comes to exploring the Peruvian Amazon this is the base from where many people will begin their adventure. The Belen Market is a floating market near the river which is the lifeblood of the city, and people come from communities along the river in order to trade and to sell their wares at the market.

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September 16, 2014 by
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Pyramid in Peru

Peru Has Pyramids Too! The Moche Pyramid Of The Sun And Moon

It’s true, there are pyramids in Peru. This historic site is located near the city of Trujillo in the Moche Valley, and is widely considered to be one of the most impressive surviving sites of the Moche culture.

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September 3, 2014 by
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Nightlife in Lima

Nightlife in Lima

With a mind-boggling number of bars, night clubs, casinos and live music venues, the nightlife in Lima is nothing if not varied, and whether you’re looking to chill out in an American-style bar, show off your dance moves at a salsa club or sample Peru’s National cocktail, the Pisco Sour, there are plenty of ways to while away the evening hours in the Peruvian capital.

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August 26, 2014 by
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Traditional Handicrafts in Arequipa

Peruvian handicrafts on sale in Arequipa

With its whitewashed colonial architecture and the awe-inspiring Colca Canyon on its doorstep, the White City of Arequipa has plenty to offer visitors, and the UNESCO-listed city is also a top place to pick up some souvenirs. There’s a long history of traditional handicrafts in Arequipa and the city’s markets and souvenir stores are crammed with unique finds, most notably an array of goods crafted from super-soft alpaca wool. In fact, the region’s top quality, hand-shorn wools and vibrant weaving patterns are so famous, the city has a reputation for being the ‘World Capital of the Alpaca’, and you’ll see huge herds of the indigenous camelids roaming the highlands around the city.

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August 19, 2014 by
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Chiclayo, Peru’s Pearl of the North

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Equally famous for its long history of witchcraft and its awe-inspiring archaeological sites, and flanked by windswept beaches to the west and vast desert sands to the east, Chiclayo is a city like no other and the reigning pearl of the north offers a fascinating introduction to Northern Peru. Founded by Spanish missionaries in the 16th century, Chiclayo has been growing ever since, metamorphosing from a rural outpost on the trade route, to a sprawling metropolis and Peru’s fourth largest city.

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August 5, 2014 by
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Learning Spanish in Lima

Learning Spanish in Lima. Photo courtesy of The LEAF Project via Flickr

Whether you’re already adept at Spanish and looking to pick up some local lingo or a complete beginner, taking a few language classes offers an ideal introduction to local culture and learning Spanish in Lima has become a popular pastime for visitors to the capital.

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July 22, 2014 by
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