"Don't Be Afraid of Peru" Peru by richiecdisc
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While Peru conjures images of lush cloud-enshrouded forest and mystical ancient ruins, it has also garnered its fair share of bad press regarding general safety with special emphasis on mass transit and petty theft. There are incidents of the latter and bus journeys are somewhat adventurous affairs due to the aggressive style of driving in South American countries. But it can be stated quite emphatically that with a reasonable degree of precaution, neither should be a problem and certainly not a deterrent to one’s choice of potential travel destinations. Peru offers a variety of terrains, fantastic colonial cities, remnants of its Indian past in ruins and an interesting thriving indigenous population all at a fraction of the cost of North American or European destinations. While there may be a few overly aggressive individuals after your tourist dollars, the population in general is refreshingly friendly and cannot seem to do enough to help you if you make even a minimal effort to speak Spanish. So, by all means, do not be afraid of Peru and all that it has to offer just because of exaggerated or outdated fears. Peru has changed with the times and is ready for your exploration now.
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