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Miguel Aguirre Miguel Aguirre | 20:13 UK time, Saturday, 2 October 2010

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".

Machu Picchu

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.

Lima Cathedral

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.

Government Palace

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?


  • Comment number 1.

    Welcome Miguel! I´m ready for the trip to the past you propose. I´m a neighbour of you, I live in Buenos Aires but I have never traveled abroad. I know about the magic and mysterious Machu Pichu and I´d like to visit it but I´m a bit afraid of the alttitud (sea level). I´m a granny, one of my grandchildren is your age. Imagine my age!!!But don¨t worry, the rest of the bloggers are very young. I´ll appreciate all the knowledge and information you can give us. Looking forward to your news. Good luck! Beatriz. Buenos Aires. Argentina.

  • Comment number 2.

    Hello, new BBC student blogger, Miguel!
    According to your first post the October BBC Student Blog is not going to be boring. Thank you for scenic pictures of your country.
    I am looking forward to hearing more about your country and about yourself.
    And I have one question for you, why have you decided to learn English?

    Take care,
    BBC_fan :-)

  • Comment number 3.

    Welcome Miguel.

    Oh, how versatile you are! Footballer, singer, dancer, writer……….it’s great! So, welcome again. I think we’re enjoying this month with a lot of variety. Anyway, just a question at the very outset. How many times you have been a poet in your life? I mean how many times you’ve fallen in love, in fact? Ha……ha……

    History really speaks, I confess. Miguel, I’ve heard the name of Machu Picchu much more than Peru. Yes, really. I’ve a dream inside me to visit it, if I can. I think we’ll see then. Thanks for the photographs. These represent the panoramic beauty of your country. Machu Picchu is excellent. Also, the beach of Lima looks so cool. Thanks again for starting the journey through the past. Yes, we’re ready. I’m sure we’ll be with you, Always.

    Dear beatriz: I never could think that you’re a granny. How energetic you are at this age! I heartily appreciate your stamina. I confess that you’re EVERGREEN, not granny. You surely will be model for the learner. Congratulations, beatriz. I’m sure you can overcome the problem of altitude easily by your energy. I’m really interested in having accompanied with you, if we visit Machu Picchu.

    Ashish, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

  • Comment number 4.

    Hi Miguel!

    Nice to meet you! Congratulations on your first blog and welcome! You hit the nail on the head with your topic! HISTORY, the past… you got me, I’m all ears. I studied the history of Incas at university a number of years ago. It was amazing, very interesting. I’m a historian, and am always eager to know more details, more facts. So I’m looking forward to reading your posts. Machu Picchu is magnificent, it’s like a fairytale! Historical places always draw me like a magnet, my feet are itching to go there, but unfortunately I can’t go anywhere near. So please tell and show us as much as you can. See you soon.

    Dear Beatriz from Argentina! My deep respect to you is unspeakable! I admire your aspiration to learn regardless your age. Age doesn't matter, what matters is the young soul! And it's about you! It is never too late to learn, indeed! Best regards.

    Svetlana, Russia

  • Comment number 5.

    Hi Miguel , Wellcome to BBC LE BLOg Land , .I wish you a fruitful month . Wow what a good start ..... You introuduced yourself very nice and funny ! I loves the shots .... I wish more shots ..... Waiting to know more about you and your country
    Pary from iran

  • Comment number 6.

    The second bite of the cherry :
    This is a link for our dear puupy fan painter ;)Hope to like them . I love puppies , too

    tell me if you liked the shots

  • Comment number 7.

    Hello Miguel
    Thank you for join in BBCLE as well as for you clear wide presentation.
    Sorry but I can't help asking a couple of questions.
    I'm pretty sure you meant you play soccer, so, what's your soccer position ?
    What do you like to dance ?
    Then, you must be a journalist freelance, don't you ? What would I like to know if you are working for a magazine (maybe an historical magazine) or a newspaper.
    Finally, I'm particularly interested in the history of the name Rosa. As far as I know the woman name of Rosa is connected with the Peru capital town of Lima. Do you know why ?
    Sorry for being a bit inquisitive but your profile is so interesting.
    I look foorward to reading your answers

  • Comment number 8.

    Dear Pary,

    Wow ! Thanks a lot for the link. It’s really brilliant. The photographs are quite mind blowing. What a panoramic beauty!

    It seems to me that you’ve a professional hand in photography. Thanks again.

    Ashish, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

  • Comment number 9.

    Hi Miguel! It's a pleasure to meet you :)

    Wow! It's only your first post but it's so gripping and informative that I just can't help wondering what your further entries will be like ;-) I believe we have a wonderful month ahead of us in your company.

    The second language I'm learning at university is Spanish (well, to be honest right now I'm not very good at it) so all Spanish speaking countries are of great interest for me. I'm eager to learn more about Peru and its culture (no doubt that the culture is really rich). And I'm absolutely ready for this trip through the past :)

    By the way, your English seems good. And you must be a great journalist - your style of writing, even when you write in a non-native language, is intriguing and it's very easy to read and understand.

    I'm looking forward to your next post.

    Good luck!
    Nastya, Russia

  • Comment number 10.

    Hello Miguel, nice to meet you!

    I like your idea of describing your country through the history. I think it is the best way of understanding other cultures. I admire your decision and I'm waiting eagerly for your next post. To be honest I don't know very much about your country and in general about the South America countries, so any piece of information will be new for me. I hope it will be a great journey through Peru!

    Maria, Poland

  • Comment number 11.

    Hey Miguel! Nice to meet you!

    It seems like I've found a "twin soul" :) I'm 26 year old and I'm a journalist as well. I always write something especially when I get an inspiration. I've written "poetry" twice in my life, guess, you know what I mean :) But I'm not a footballer at all (I prefer volleyball or mountains :) And I'm an August blogger :)

    Is journalism your main job? What does you usually write about? Any special preferences (I mean topics)? Miguel, if you don't mind, tell me more about journalism in your country.

    I know, too many questions :)

    See you,

    Pocahontas, Kazakhstan-Almaty

    P.S. Is this you on your last photo? I mean paragliding. It's just amazing!!! Looking forward to new post from you!

  • Comment number 12.

    Hi marina,

    What a delivery! It's great! So, you've written "Poetry" twice in your life.......Ha...........Ha....... Yes, we guess what you mean. Anyway, what are you doing now, dear editor? Are you still trying on writing more poetry? If yes, I don't really know what will happen...........better let's see.


    Ashish, Bangladesh.

  • Comment number 13.

    Hi Miguel,

    Nice to meet you! I'm Ditta from Hungary, and I'm new here.
    Your country is very misterious for me, because I don't know a lot about it. Unfortunatelly, I haven't been in South America, but the ancient city in the middle of the rain forest is amazing. I hope, sometimes I will be able to go there.
    I'm looking forward your next post about you, your country and the people in Peru.

    Ditta, Hungary, Budapest

  • Comment number 14.

    Hi and welcome Miguel! I am not going to praise yet, you´ve cought all the audience into the net. However, there is one more question which I am interested in looking at the Dances photo. Are the streets of Lima always so clean? I am a big admirer of traditional colourful dresses in Peru though, I can judge them just from watching TV travel documentaries, Even, once I did a small picture of sitting women in turquoise dresses and black hats. The impression of them is pure calmness. I´ll read all the information you´ve got for us!marianna,Slovakia

  • Comment number 15.

    Hi Miguel,

    It is impressively introductory. I like the way of your beginning, it is so attractive to me. Although I have not come to Peru, I have learnt it from the internet. Peru is the country with rich culture and historical heritages. We hope to hear more about your country in next entries.


    Tienhoa, Vietnam

  • Comment number 16.

    hello Miguel!!! Of course WELCOME to this paradise land !!!! can you just imagine how much we have been waiting for you! hey man you have to be very precise and accurate talking about Peru because i know everything there! it's my second wonderland! i guess Peru is yours?!
    Anyway! you know the song! "really looking forward to your next post!"

    2Nastya: you were wrong dear(^_')! he is neither from South America nor from Asia, he is from PERU !!!!! (^.^)

  • Comment number 17.

    Hello my Neighbor, Miguel,
    Hello ladies and Gentlemen,
    Specially Hello Sventla, Nastya, Pary, Marina Pocahontas, Ashish and Dommi. Welcome to October.

    It's a pleasure to have you here, Miguel.

    I agree that it will be a very good journey.

    Go ahead... and good luck.


    Natanael - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

  • Comment number 18.

    Hello Ditta,

    It a honor to have you here...

    Nice to meet you.


    Natanael - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

  • Comment number 19.

    Hello Dear Beatriz,

    How are you doing? I don't speak you frequently, but from now on, I'll do it.

    How is the Buenos Aires City? What about its wine. Yes, I know that you have one of the most important WINE Industry of the South America. I like a good wine.

    Do you know Brazil? I read that you have never traveled abroad, but to take a trip to Brazil is not a real trip. Isn't it? We are neighbors very closer.

    I have some friends that went to Buenos Aires recently to make some development about wine suppliers.

    They tell me that was amazing. Tell me more about this important path of your economy.

    Cheers - Natanael - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

  • Comment number 20.

    Dear Friend Miguel,

    Very interesting your explanation about Machu Picchu and your introduction about your history.

    I think that you have noticed that you'll have work to do here (^_^).

    Well, tell us a little more about Arequipa (The White City) the important Industrial City. Tell us about Trujillo and please don't forget Cuzco.

    Your country is amazing, man.

    We are eager for read your next post.

    Cheers - Natanael - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

  • Comment number 21.

    Hello Miguel,

    No, I have not. I am looking forward to hearing more about Peru. I am Susy from Hungary. I am new here.



  • Comment number 22.

    Hey Ashish! :)

    As you have noticed I've really "written poetry" twice in my life :) am not sure whether I'm ready to do it again ;)) Anyway thank you for being so attentive to my comment ;)

    Pocahontas from Kazakhstan

  • Comment number 23.

    Hola, Miguel!

    Nice to meet you. I think it will be very interesting month )

    Nat from Moscow

  • Comment number 24.

    Hi dear Dominique! It's nice to hear from you that soon :)
    Um, to be honest I didn't get your meaning. Was it a joke? Or is my knowledge of Geography that frighteningly bad?

    Hi Natanael! You're extremely active. Just as always ;-)

    See you around,
    Nastya, Russia

  • Comment number 25.

    Hi Nastya,

    Dommi has simply tried to make us all 'October Fool'. I say so because she's placed the game for us but technically she's avoided participating (dodged ^_^) in it. So, don't worry.

    Natanael: I agree with Nastya that you're really dynamic. Carry it on, friend. How about the youngest player of your team?

    Thanks to all.

    Ashish, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

  • Comment number 26.

    Dear Ashish and Nastya,

    Thanks for your words.
    In fact, I'm always "on" you know. It's a part of my work (Finance Market). Don't forget it !!! By the way. Ashish, you're very fanny !!

    There are many interesting things to know about our continent (South America), and i'm sure that Miguel will show us a little more, overall, about Peru. It's beautiful country to know. Believe that !

    Cheers people,

    Natanael - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

  • Comment number 27.


    Good post, only You forget talk about the best city of peru. Mi love Arequipa.

    One word that describe perfectly to Peru is: diversity
    If you travel to my country, You don´t encounter two equal places.
    We have many mountains, rivers, canyons, peoples, arquitectonic monuments, foods, etc.

    Regards friends

    Alonso from Arequipa-Perú

  • Comment number 28.

    Thanks Ashish! You made me feel better :) I suppose sometimes we misunderstand each other a little just because we're from different cultures and naturally our sense of humour is different as well. But I believe that everybody here doesn't mean anything bad (^_*). Thanks once again for your warm words :)

    Nastya, Russia

  • Comment number 29.

    Hai Miguel!

    I am a brand new member on this side to improve my english and i am really happy that i can also extend my knowledges about other cultures:)
    I am living now in Netherland but i come from Hungary so it's really intresting to live in an other country altough it is still in Europe:)
    I can't wait on your next rows:)
    And last but not least greatings on the other Commenter!:)

    Enjoyable writing!


  • Comment number 30.

    Hello!! Ow! so good, some south american guy here... I went to Peru once...but I went only to Titicaca Lake and Puno. it was so interesting, I have plans to go to Lima and of course Machu Pichu someday. That kind of Islands in Puno were amazing...it is maden by wood, the floating islands...I've never thought that I would meet something like that in my life.

    Marcos - Brazil

  • Comment number 31.

    Hi Natanael,
    I'm pleased to meet you! Thanks for your friendly welcome words!

    Susy and Dia,
    'Sziasztok!' I'm glad that there're some Hungarian here!

    Ditta, Hungary

  • Comment number 32.

    very nice country. I;m going to visit there someday, sure

  • Comment number 33.

    Hi Dommi,

    How are you? What are you busy with now?
    I remember you to have an idea of another funny game about our 'Teacher Blogger'. As five days of this month have already gone and our teacher is still on the way to BBCLE, we have a scope to play on it ^_^. You can invite us all again to presume about him/her. May we guess where s/he might come from *_*? Do you agree? Then, come on ^_*.

    Ashish, Bangladesh.

  • Comment number 34.

    Oh, how much comments are there!
    Hi Miguel! Nice to meet you!
    Peru is one of a number of most interesting points on a globe I want to visit.
    I’m guess it wouldn’t be soon, but I hope your blog could move me close to my dream.
    Best wishes. Victor. Russia.

  • Comment number 35.

    Hi Ditta,

    I love this website. I read it every day. Do you live in Budapest? How did you discover this page?

    Miguel, I am looking forward to hearing about you and your stories.

    Have a nice day to everybody!



  • Comment number 36.

    Hola Miguel
    Welcome to our inernational group of English fans.I wish you fruitful month.There are so many mice people here that are going to comment on your posts and to ask you some questions.I'm sure you are ready and you'll enjoy it!
    Concerning me I would like to ask you about the way the educational system in Peru is looking at the very cruel Spenish conquest of Peru:the destroy of the Incas,the robbery of the land treasures etc.Does Fransico Pizarro cosider to be a national hero or may be there is another approach towerds him? What are the relations between the natives and the Spanish people. Dear Miguel take it easy and try to explain me whenever you'll find it appropriate to you.
    Dear Pary I left you a comment in your blog I hope it's ok with you.
    All the best

  • Comment number 37.

    Hi all from Hungary!

    I welcome you all.

    A ‘Limerick’ here is for you.
    (Please don’t take it otherwise)

    A lot of people from Hungary.
    They all seem to me hungry,
    yes, hungry only for learning English
    They’ve gathered here, they’re not foolish.
    Don’t mind it Hungarian, please don’t be angry.

    Ashish, Dhaka, Bangladesh

  • Comment number 38.

    Hi all,
    I have just discover this website, it's really interesting. It’s a real pleasure to read all these people from different nations, diferents cutures...
    im from Morocco, one day i will tell you about my country

    Mustapha, Morocco

  • Comment number 39.

    that's beautiful! i've ever been come there :(

  • Comment number 40.


    Dear Ashish thanks for your nice poem to the hungarian members:) it's a kind thing from you. Have you ever been to Hungary? If yes did you like it?

    I am happy to find this page and read from people all over the world and also from Hungary:) greetings back dear Ditta:)
    And as Ashish mentioned in his poem we are all hungry for learning english first of all and some culture too:)

    I am looking forward hearing from you,

  • Comment number 41.

    Hi Miguel. I´m Oscar from México. I heard much about Perú, Iwould like to visit your country, may be nex year. But I like to talk about one of the your best writers, Mario Vargas Llosa, I like to much his novels, and I lerned much about your country an your people, reading his books. I think that your country is beautiful like México. I´m a scientific and live in México city. I hope to go to Lima soon. Greetings from México Miguel.


  • Comment number 42.

    Hi, Miguel: Incredible the expectation you´ve originated among the BBCLEcommunity. As bbllmm says you´ve caught all the audience into the net. Time for you to work but I think Machu Picchu deserves your efforts. Looking for the news. Beatriz. To Svetlana and Ashish: Thanks a lot for your kind words. Regards. Beatriz.

  • Comment number 43.

    Hi, Natanael: Thanks for your words. I don´t know anything about wines, but some young members of my family appreciate good wines. They also know a lot of your country and its culture,and two of them study portuguese and song!I was in Foz do Iguazu when visiting the wonderful Iguazu Falls. They are really impressive, the view and the sound of the waterfalls. We share that beauty. Bye. Beatriz.

  • Comment number 44.

    Sorry, Natanael, were you talking seriously when you asked me about the economic situation? It´s not an easy topic, but..........Bye. Beatriz.

  • Comment number 45.

    Hi Dia,

    It's my pleasure that you've liked the 'Limeric'. The gathering of a lot of Hungarian here motivated me in writing so, though I'm not a poet (surely not in the sense that Miguel mentioned or Marina was....Ha....Ha).

    No, Dia, I've never been to Hungary. You'll be surprised to learn that I've never been out of my country Bangladesh in my life. But, I'm really interested in doing it. I travel my country a lot. The green natural views especially after rainy season attract me the most, it often takes me out of my home. What about Hungary? Is it green? I don't know what will happen, but I dream that I'll be there, all over the globe, one day...............


    Ashish, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

  • Comment number 46.

    WOW! I am surprised, there are so many comments..It looks like that it would be a good idea to have Student Forum on BBC English Learning webpage, so people could just share their experience and just talk to each other.
    What do you think guys?


  • Comment number 47.

    Hi Everybody,

    So do I :). Yes, I have been living in Bp. for 15 years. I have a persian colleague and he offered the BBC LE. Moreover I can improve my english I found here lots of friendly people from different country with colorfull and intriguing culture. And you?

    Thanks for your limerick. It's very kind and true as Dia also said....
    You're very nice that you wrote it for us :)!
    I hope at one time you will be able to come to Hungary.

    Yes, I think it's a good idea :)

    All the best,
    Ditta, Hungary

  • Comment number 48.

    I'm so sorry, previously I wrote your name erroneously :(.


  • Comment number 49.

    Dear Beatriz,

    Yes, that's sound is great. To know that you know Foz do Iguaçu on Paraná State. It's really amazing.

    I'm flatered about your youngers members of your family due to studing about my country. I'm happy about it.

    Yes, I was talking seriously about the economy topics. We're living a new age about the economy on south america, overall mercosul. There are some very important topics, that we could discuss, but i'm afraid that is not a good enviroment to do it here. (For a while)(^_^).

    So, let's talk about music for exemple. I worked on Sony Music Entertainment Record co. during 12 years. How about tango. Carlos Gallardo. Tell about your art. Some aspects about your country. Unfortunatelly, i don't know Argentina. I'd like so much.

    Cheers - Natanael - Rio de Janeiro - Brasil

  • Comment number 50.

    Hello Ashish and Hungary People.

    I agree with Ashish, it's a honor to have all of you here.

    We'd like to know about Magyarország.

    It would be very interesting to know about Hungary (Hungria in Portuguese) and its capital (Budapeste in Portuguese).

    Cheers Natanael - Rio de Janeiro - Brasil

  • Comment number 51.

    Hi Mustapha.

    Yu are welcome here.

    Natanael - Rio de Janeiro - Brasil

  • Comment number 52.

    Dear Marina,

    Sorry for my inconvenience but i'd like to send you a little poem...

    The strength of our friendship overcomes all differences ...
    In fact ... so that differences if we are friends?
    When wrong ... we forgive and forget
    If you have faults ... we do not care ...
    We traded secrets ...
    and respect the differences ...
    In uncertain times, we always come at the right time ...
    We hold you ... we defend ourselves ...
    without asking ...
    we do because we feel happy to do ...
    In reverence we worship ... ... ... appreciate idolize ... admired.
    We show real friends,
    when we say we have to say ...
    We accept, without wanting to change ...
    We are always present,
    not only in moments of joy,
    sharing pleasures,
    but especially in difficult times ...

    You're a special person, believe that...

    Cheers - Natanael - Rio de Janeiro - Brasil

  • Comment number 53.

    Hi Miguel,

    how nice to meet a guy from Peru!!! and to learn English with topics of such a exiting country!!!
    I was looking at your pictures I though: what a paradox in both first pictures, both are made out of stone, both were or are important places for people (however you want to look them) they have a religious touch, they are both majestic. However, it seems as a link is missing.
    Have you ever been in Macchupicchu? I can imagine screaming very loud. I wonder if you get the echo trough the mountains, can you also imagine being at the top of that higher mountain? It must be a real experience!!!

    I love the colour of the dresses of the women dancing they look so much lively and the last picture gives the sensation as if you are flying on time
    I am looking forward for more entries


  • Comment number 54.

    Sir Miguel,

    As you can see your first post is a success.

    Where are you, man? We're eager for your next post and comments.

    Cheers - Natanael - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

  • Comment number 55.

    Dear Sventla,

    I'm missing you...

    I love your comments.

    Nastya, you too.

    Natanael - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

  • Comment number 56.

    Hi guys,

    Looks like you're all getting on very well here. It's great to see all your comments and people chatting to each other. @BBC_Fan you can chat to other fans on our "Communicate" message board. To find it, visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/community/

    BBC Learning English team

  • Comment number 57.

    @ Ditta: Thanks a lot. I wish that I'll be there at least one time. It's also encouraging for me that I'm getting a lot of friends here from Hungary. So, surely I can have a plan, can't I? What do you say? Anyway, I'm pleased that you're mistaken with the spelling of my name? Can you guess why? This is because it’s provided me an opportunity to learn a new word 'Erroneously'. Thanks again, Ditta.

    @ Natanael: Thanks. I’m happy that it’s drawn your attention. I really envy Marina having a good dynamic friend like you. Hey, you’ve posted the poem only for ‘Marina’, ha? What about others (^_^)? Anyway, don’t you know that Svetlana is busy now (*_*)? I’m really surprised that you don’t know Argentina! As far I know, it’s your neighbor in terms of location and again it’s your rival in terms of Football game(^_^). I remind you that I’m a fan of Argentine Football (^_*)

    @ Sero_03: Wow! What a delivery! I’m impressed at your imagination. Screaming loudly at the top of Macchupicchu, I can’t think what it will be. And, the echo? Really it will be an experience!!! To tell the truth you make me screaming myself in my room and thinking how it’ll be there. You’re fantastic, Sero.

    @ BBC_Fan: I do agree with you. Thanks for that. Anyway, I think Stephen has suggested a solution. So, hurry up, friend. Let’s move there.

    @ Stephen: Hi Stephen, thanks a lot for your information. Anyway, what about our teacher blogger? We’re eagerly waiting for him/her. Regards.

    Thanks to all.

    Ashish, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

  • Comment number 58.

    Hello, Miguel!
    The post you wrote is rather interesting. I hope you have a lot to say in your future posts. Thanks for colorful photos. I've always associated Peru with an astonishing nature and people in bright clothes. I didn't know Lima has such amazing pieces of architecture.

  • Comment number 59.

    Hi guys!
    It’s good to see all of you here having a good time during temporary absence of our bloggers (both student and teacher). Poems, limericks... well done! I’m here too, Natanael! And I’m still waiting for our friend Miguel to appear with a new post. I should say I’m getting a bit impatient…, and worried. Miguel, how are you? Is everything OK? If my memory doesn’t escape me you’ve promised your readers “a long journey through the past”. Do you remember it?:) Are you too busy with your daily routine? Or did you change your mind and don’t want to tell us about Peru anymore? I really hope not. I hope you’ll make good on your promise very soon. You’re just preparing something extraordinary to share with us, aren’t you?

    Best wishes and warm greetings to all,
    Svetlana, Russia

  • Comment number 60.

    Dear Ashish,

    You're a good guy !!
    Argentina is a great country and yes, they are my neighbor, but remember that Brasil is very big and the distance between Rio de Janeiro - Brasil and Buenos Ayres in Argentina is long. I don't exactly but i'm afraid 3 thousand km or more.

    Football, sorry but Brasil is better. See the numbers...(^_^).

    Bye dear friend,

    Cheers - Natanael - Rio de Janeiro - Brasil.

  • Comment number 61.

    Hi Dear Miguel,
    nice to meet you, you are handsome, like some a famous Hollywood aktor:)
    We are ready of course, and we heard about Peru. What you was going to write to us from youself about Peru?? We are looking forward to reading your next post.
    Best wishes,

  • Comment number 62.

    Hi Dear Miguel,
    nice to meet you, you are handsome, like some a famous Hollywood aktor:)
    We are ready of course, and we heard about Peru. What were you going to write to us from yourself about Peru?? We are looking forward to reading your next post.
    Best wishes,

  • Comment number 63.

    Thanks everyone!! I am really amazed for all your comments. I read every comment that you have sent. I feel so glad, that everyone is really interested in my country.

    Please forgive If I couldn't anwers your comments before, but this week was crazy. I lost the sense of time. In peru there are election to choose the next mayor. This is the first time that Lima city will have a woman mayor. Anyway I don't want to boring you talking about politics.

    People usualy ask me How is Peru? You'll never know if you don't come. I invite everyone to come here, you'll never feel bored. Amazing places, beaches, rich culture, famous people like the writer Mario Vargas Llosa or the photographer Mario Testino, or The Miss World 2004 Maju Mantilla or the footballer Cladio Pizarro or Jeferson Farfán. They are from Peru.

    Too many people love this country, because it's mainly a mix between traditional culture and modernity.

    I'd like to have much more time to explain you all about my country, but you can help me,

    If you are really interested in any special topic, plese let me know. I could write a blog about this..

    It's a pleasure to meet everyone!!

    *Hey marina, you are my twin soul, That's fun. I hope to see next comment from you

    Bye Everyone !!


  • Comment number 64.

    Nice pictures, I´m from Chile. We have many things in common. I was thinking about travelling to Peru and after reading your blog I think I´ve made a decision. Saludos desde Chile.

  • Comment number 65.

    Hi Everybody!

    Natanael and Ashish,
    Thanks for your interest about Hungary. It's a little country in Central Europa, but it's very nice and interesting (but maybe I'm a little partial :)) I can tell about it a good deal, but I think this time and page is Peru's.
    But I welcome to chat about anything with everybody on that webpage that Stephen offered, because I'm also interested in Brasil and Bagladesh, and the other countries too.

    This is a very good plan :).
    I'm happy that I helped you to learn a new word. I'm just kidding :) Always there are a number of new words for me here. It's also one of the much reason why I like this webpage.

    Ditta, Hungary

  • Comment number 66.

    So, I've opened a new topic on the "Communicate" message board (that Stephen offered). Its title is "countries, culture and everything else". It has not been visible yet, but maybe some hours later....
    So, if somebody has notion, we will be able to chat there about countries:).

    Ditta, Hungary

  • Comment number 67.

    Hi Ditta,

    Thanks a lot. I appreciate that you're being partial. It naturally happens, I think, due to patriotism.

    Anyway, I'm a bit worried about on-going ecological catastrophe in your country. As far I know the Toxic red sludge has already reached the River Danube. It's made the countries like Croatia, Serbia and Romania bound to draw up emergency plans.

    Is it nearby you, Ditta? Wherever it is, take care.



  • Comment number 68.

    Hi Miguel!
    Your introduction are really interested in me..And I haven't heard a lot about Peru.But your photographs are so beautiful.I hope I'll have a chance to travel to Peru one day !
    Best wishes,
    T tran

  • Comment number 69.

    Hi Miguel,

    I love the way you wrote the introduction of yourself, and I can't wait to read more about your country, Peru. I had ever learned about Peru when I was in high school, but I couldn't remember all, that's why I'm excited to get more information from you.

    have a nice day :)

  • Comment number 70.

    Hello Miguel,
    Before I read your blog, I even did not know that the beautiful Machu Pichu is located in Peru. Thank you for a lot of useful information about your country.
    I am really interested in Machu Pichu, its architecture is so amazing. There are also a lot of mystery myth about Machu Pichu (the UFO). So please tell me more about "the thing that impossible not to mention with your country"

    Best wishes :D

  • Comment number 71.

    Hello Miguel!
    I live in a neigbouring country, Brazil.
    I know Lima, Cuzco and Machu Picchu. Actually, I was there in last July.
    Wow. Machu Picchu is so awesome! I loved it and I´m planning to return as soon as possible.
    Best wishes,


  • Comment number 72.

    You are so humorous,friend from Peru!When I was a boy,I watched TV and I knew about Machu Picchu.I feel so curious at that time and I wish one day I can go to there!
    So nice to get a much closer look at your country from you!


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