you ever been to Perú?
think it's one of the most exciting countries I've visited. Not only does
it have big mountains (the Andes) with ice and snow, it even has penguins.
You see there's a cold ocean current (lovely!) which runs up the coast
from the Antarctic. It brings with it lots of food for fish. Then the
fish themselves become food for bigger fish, seabirds like me, other sea-dwelling
animals and people.
was lucky enough to visit Perú with some human friends a while
back. You can see some of what I saw in my five
slide shows. And if you like, you can listen to some of Perú's
music while you're looking. Choose your piece (or click 'Random') from
my little jukebox popup. Click for useful information about how my
slide shows work.
see a map of Perú, click here.
The people of Perú mostly speak Spanish, but the native mountain
peoples speak their own language called Quechua. For some quick facts
on Perú, click
here. And did you wonder why Perú has an accent
on the u? Find out why .
Mountains and ice I
visit two great mountain ranges and ride on horseback (you can't expect
a penguin to walk and climb, can you?).
weird pictures and ancient ruins Mud
city, funny carvings and a warlike people thousands of years ago.
and Machu Picchu Lots
of trees, fruits, parrots... and one of the world's most famous ruined
Blanca: people, earthquakes, ruins and mountains The
highest mountains in Perú are beautiful but terribly dangerous to the
people who live below them.
and the Incas I
discover a little about the Inca people and how the Spanish destroyed
their civilisation 500 years ago.