OK.. this is it I promise. My last pictures of Peru. I know it seems I was there for a month but I do love to take pictures and share. I flew into Peru on a Thursday night and back to Venezuela on a Tuesday afternoon. The country was amazing and consisted of mountains, beaches, deserts and rain forests. Much of the natural landscape has stayed intact as Peruvians have notably had less of an impact on their natural world than many other countries. It is a place that often really feels like you are stepping back in time.
According to a tour guide, some of the earliest inhabitants arrived here more than 15,000 years ago and only began to spread out about 5,000 years ago. The most important Peruvian culture were the Incas who lived in Peru around 600 years ago. The Incas built Machu Picchu and many other religious grounds before being conquered by the Spanish in 1532.
There are many natural resources including Gold, silver, copper, zinc, lead and iron and they even have reserves of oil and natural gas. Despite this fact this country remains one of the world’s poorest and the people of Peru often struggle just to find a job and feed their families. It was an amazing experience and I do hope that I can return at some point to visit other areas around the entire country as 5 short days were just not sufficient to complete such a journey.
I hope you enjoy my final pictures and actually consider visiting this beautiful country as well.
- Peru (slideshare.net)
- I HAVE ARRIVED! THERE IS CIVILIZATION IN PERU! – Cusco, Peru (travelpod.com)
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Everyday Life – Traveling Peru (rfljenksy.wordpress.com)
- Machu Picchu, Peru – Photo a day, September 25 (travelingwithkrushworth.wordpress.com)
- Fun Facts about Peru (helium.com)
- Sunday Post: Many people and a dog – Peru (rfljenksy.wordpress.com)
- The Inca Bridge at Machu Picchu (bellaremyphotography.wordpress.com)
- The Valley – Aguas Calientes, Peru (travelpod.com)