Capital: LimaPeru
Population: 30 million
Languages: Spanish, Chechua, Aymara
Independence: 28 July 1821
GDP per Capita: $11,000
Border Countries: Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador
Area: 1,285,216 sq. km
Religion: Roman Catholic
Highlights: Machu Picchu, Nazca lines, Amazon, Colca Canyon
Cost: Very cheap!
*Facts taken from CIA World Factbook

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Machu Picchu


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Peru BlogRoll

Exploring the Peruvian Coastline – Peru hasDSC00637 been amazing so far, I don’t even really know where to start! We left around suppertime the day after we finished university, so it was a pretty hectic day and a long overnight flight from Toronto to Lima. It was misty rain and overcast when we arrived as well, which was a little bit anticlimactic and had us wondering… read more


Traveling Through the Andes – Picking up where I left off in my last blog, we traveled from Paracas to our next destination, Arequipa, by bus. This was the longest bit of driving on the trip, so we decided to take an overnight bus. The main bus company here is Cruz del Sur and apparently they are years ahead of bus systems in the rest of the world, almost to the point… read more

DSC01274Trekking from Salkantay to Machu Picchu – I’m going to postpone writing about lake Titicaca for now as I’ve just spent the last week hiking from Salkantay to Machu Picchu. Machu Picchu is, of course, one of the biggest attractions in Peru and one of my motivations for wanting to come here. We decided we wanted to trek there to make the experience a little… read more

DSC01589Into the Amazon – After three and a half weeks, we’re finishing up our trip to Peru. We’re flying back to Lima today and then back to Canada tomorrow. It’s definitely been an incredible trip and the longest period of time I’ve spent on vacation! We spent the last week in Manu National Park, it’s located on the eastern side of Peru and is a part of the Amazon… read more


On the Shores of Lake Titicaca – There’s one last blog that I want to write about Peru. The last big location that we visited was Lake Titicaca. I skipped writing about it in favour of Machu Picchu and the Amazon, but it was a pretty great place to visit as well! Lake Titicaca is located on the southwestern side of Peru and shares a border with Bolivia. Approximately… read more

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