Have you heard about Peru?
First of all. Let me introduce me.
I'm 26 years old. I speak Spanish. I'm learning English. I'm a footballer (every Sunday with my friends). I'm a singer (only when a take a shower). I'm a good a boy (according to my grandma). I'm a writer (when a I feel sad). I'm a poet (when I fall in love). I'm a dancer (only in the discos). I'm a journalist (but I don´t have a boss). I'm a recently blogger (for this month). My name is Miguel and I'm from Peru. (the country where Machu Picchu is located).
When the History speaks
When I have to talk about my country, it's impossible not to mention Machu Picchu. It's more than an important tourist attraction. It's located 2,430 metres above sea level and is in southeastern Peru. It was built around 1450 and it's considered as a masterpiece of architecture and engineering. Neither The Spanish could find that "Lost City".
For many years archeologists called Machu Picchu as a "Lost city of the Incas" because nobody knew about its existence until 1911 when it was discovered by historian Hiram Birgham. It was declared Peruvian Historical Sanctuary by UNESCO in 1981 and is one of The New Seven Wonders of the world.
Welcome to Lima
I am, currently, in Lima. This city is the capital of Peru. Lima is an historical and tourist place too. Particulary Lima, is a place that you'll always find a place to go.
Every corner of this place has something to say, something to show, something to hide, something to discover.
Lima was founded in 1535 by The Spanish Fransico Pizarro. It was the most important city during The Viceroyalty of Peru. It is on the coast of Peru, overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
I've always thought Peru has a bit of everything. It has Andes Mountain, Cost and Jungle. The main spoken language is Spanish, although a large number of Peruvians speak other native languages like Quechua or Aymaya.
We have a delicious gastronomy, very rich culture, traditional customs, dances, arts, impressive architecture, beautiful landscapes, romantic sunset, and the most important: friendly and very interesting people.
Paragliding - "Costa Verde" Beach of Lima
My challenge is not only improve my English, It's to show you my country and our culture through to the History. I hope when you have the opportunity to travel one place in the world you can choose Peru. You won't regret !
Today begins a long trip through the past.
Are you ready?