The Flag of Peru: A Door to Mystery
The Peruvian flag may make you feel closer to this wonderful country. It is not a bad reminder of the good times that you had in South America and the bounty of beauty they offer both in urban and rural areas. Escaping to a different country is an exciting undertaking that usually gains an audience with questions and similar plans and desires. We like what we like because we make a point of loving it and partaking in its beauty and mystery. And this travel souvenir from Peru does just that.
The Unknown Peru
Peru is an ancestral country located on the Pacific coast of South America. People usually talk about the Ancient Peru referring to the time before the arrival of the Spanish Conquistadores. That history started as far as the third millennium Before Christ and finished in the Fifteenth century. The Inca Empire was the last indigenous political organization. Soon, the Spanish over imposed their culture, their political rule and their religious influence over the Peruvian territory. The Spanish rule ended in 1821 when the country officially declared its independence. Since then, Peru has undergone several civil wars as well a military governments. Peruvian culture takes its influences from the indigenous and the Spanish. This blend can be perceived in the country's traditions, music, dances, and literature and in the physical appearance of the people, called or mestizos, as they are the result of the racial mix of Indians and Spanish. It is also evident in everyday life as people speak both Spanish and Quechua. Nowadays, Peru is a modern country with a democratic government and is among one of the most prosperous countries in South America. All in all, this is a great travel souvenir to take back home.