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Peru

Peru (/pəˈr/ ( listen); Spanish: Perú [peˈɾu]; Quechua: Piruw Republika [pʰɪɾʊw]; ), officially the Republic of Peru is a country in western South America. It is bordered in the north by Ecuador and Colombia, in the east by Brazil, in the southeast by Bolivia, in the south by Chile, and in the west by the Pacific Ocean. Peru is an extremely biodiverse country with habitats ranging from the arid plains of the Pacific coastal region in the west to the peaks of the Andes mountains vertically extending from the north to the southeast of the country to the tropical Amazon Basin rainforest in the east with the Amazon river.

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You know you're Peruvian when

You know who Laura is

Contributed by Sofia Huaman

Peruvian

Our tamales are the best!

Contributed by Sofia Huaman

Peruvian problems

SO TRUE ITS SAD

Contributed by Sofia Huaman

Peruvian Houses

Here's a picture of some typical houses by that water. It's really eye-opening photo that shows how a lot of Peruvian people live, I saw them everywhere we went.

Contributed by Katie Leavitt

Snake

While we were there, we visited a "zoo". There were no cages or anything so we could play with all the animals. There were birds, monkeys...here's a picture of me and my friend with a snake!

Contributed by Katie Leavitt

Monkey Attack!

A hilarious picture of two Peruvian monkeys holding onto my friend's face

Contributed by Katie Leavitt

The Lodge

Here's the lodge we stayed at, it was very crude and built entirely from wood and the straw you see on the roofs.

Contributed by Katie Leavitt

Houses in Peru

I'm gonna post a lot of pictures from a trip I took to Iquitos, Peru a few years ago. It was an incredible experience and you guys will get to see some really cool pictures!

Contributed by Katie Leavitt

Some more interesting foods and beverages eaten more in Peru that anywhere else are ceviche (fish marinated in lime juice in a way that cooks the food), Inca Cola (a soda created by the Coca-Cola company primarily for consumption in Peru, tasting a bit like bubble gum or cream soda), Chicha Morada (a sweet purple corn drink), llama meat, alpaca meat, andrachi (intestines, usually from a cow). Comment on this page if you have more examples of delicious Peruvian food. Corn seems to be a base for everything, a staple kept from Incan and pre-Incan times.

Contributed by Paulina Knoblock

It is common in many parts of Peru to eat "Cuy" or Guinea Pig. It is common for Guinea pigs to be raised in homes or even in restaurants to later be prepared fresh for the meal. The guinea pig is usuallu prepared roasted.

Contributed by Andrea Amez

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