Land of Hidden Treasures
How to Fit In
As part of the Peruvian culture they always shake hands when they meet knew people to show a sign on respect. They use a lot of hand gestures and make eye-contact when speaking. They always make time for family no mater what the day brings. People of Peru value religion; about 90% of their culture are involved in the Catholic faith.
Relaxation is a huge part of who they are, so try no to rush through your trip! Just relax and enjoy the beauty this wonderful country has in store for you.
- DO NOT go shirtless in Peru
- DO NOT talk about the prices of Peruvian goods/items
- DO NOT use your index finger curled to signal someone over (it is considered very rude)
Digging Deeper into Culture:
Having cars, expensive clothes, knowledge of English or other foreign languages, or modern day appliances are typical findings of an upper-class status in Peru. While lower-class Peruvians are normally seen wearing secondhand clothes and struggling to survive on an almost day-to-day basis. The lower class families work in the terrains on farms, trying to provide enough money, and food for each family member to get plenty to eat.
The young kids are responsible for providing for Peru's people, a strong alternative counterculture to norms. This counterculture is mainly expressed through music, such as the national adoption of punk and rock music, fashion trends, and popular culture, all coming from the North American region.
ATTRACTIONS TO SOME CULTURAL LANDSCAPING IN PERU
Also known as the “Lost City of the Incas”. Although known locally, Machu Picchu was very unknown to the outside world before being rediscovered in 1911 by a historian named Hiram.
Canyon of the Colca River, in the Andes mountain range, in southern Peru. It's more than twice as deep as the Grand Canyon, but the walls are less steep.
Plaza de Armas
The original plaza was built by the Incas and used to be known as the “square of the warrior”. Almost two times the current size, it functioned as the center of culture for the Inca life.