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Peru - Facts and Travel Information
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Chullpa at Silustani
Chullpa at Silustani
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Peru is situated on Western side of the South American continent, boardering on the Pacific Ocean, Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, Bolivia and Chile.
The landscape is incredibly varied with a fertile strip of coast, the Andes and the jungle of the Amazon.
Lake Titicaca is said to be the highest navigable lake in the world.
The majority of Peru's 27 Million inhabitants is indigenous, mostly Quechua and Aymara.
There are two official languages, Spanish and Quechua (the language of the Incas), but Aymara is also widely spoken.

The most visited attractions are remnants of the Inca past, especially the lost city of Machu Picchu and the former Capital of Cuzco.
Some well known Peruvian writers: Mario Vargas LLosa, Alfredo Bryce Echenique,Garcilaso de la Vega, José María Arguedas.
It is easy to get around the country as there are many air connections (although they are not always reliable), a very good bus network and some very attractive railroad lines, especially the Inca train between Cuzco and Puno.
Beware of altitude sickness if you are going to the Andes.

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