Peru

Peru is the country for you!

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Learn how to fit in to Peru culture (Beliefs, norms, taboos, values,etc.)

In Peru their main languages are Spanish, Aymara, and Quechua. Some folkways in Peru are that when you travel to Peru you need to bring your own toilet paper, hand gestures are very commonly used when talking to others, family is very important and at the end of the week they will get together with their extended family to spend the day with each other, and clothing is a way to see what someone's status is in their class system. Some taboos in Peru are if you point at someone to call them over to you, is disrespectful, authority is very expected, it is proper to rest both hands on the table when eating, and crossing your legs is to them considered inappropriate. In Peru their religion is one of their most important values, they've followed this religion since the 1500's. They value respecting their elders and have discipline and respect for their others. It is important for children to have education for 11 years, after these 11 years they consider them citizens. There's a lot more to learn about Peru's culture so why not come visit to get hands on information from the people who live here!

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Peru's location & other interesting basics of this beautiful country

Peru is located in the Central Western region of South America, bordering countries include Ecuador, Columbia, Brazil, Bolivia, and Chile. The weather in Peru is mostly sunny, but from October to April it is called the "Wet Season" were it rains a lot. On the East side of Peru their is a tropical rainforest, which makes for more of a wet climate and on the West side it is a very dry, desert climate. Two of the largest physical characteristics in Peru is the Andes Mountain Range, the West side of Peru has the Atacama Desert and on the East side it has the tropical rainforest. Wouldn't you love to visit this unique country and its climate?!
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Looking more into Peru's culture & changes

Peru is set up into subcultures, the middle/upper class, lower class, and the "slum dwellers". Class structure is important to the Peruvians and their culture. Some evidence of cultural diffusion is that Peru trades with other countries. The United States is Peru's biggest trader, other trading they do is between Western Europe, Japan, Columbia, and Brazil. Peru's culture has changed in ways like on July 1821 they succeeded from Spain to become independently by themselves. They started off as a colonial Hispanic culture to European Romanticism and in the early twentieth century they turned more into a "Indigenisimo" culture. Peruvian's use buses as their biggest mode of transportation, the two biggest sports in Peru is football and women's volleyball. Peru is a very exciting and welcoming country, Peru would love to have you either to study their culture or play them in a game of football!

Thanks for reading about Peru, we hope to see you soon :-)