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Your appearance and behavior in public

Safety, Security & Travel Advice Series Peru
In countless publications about how to stay safe in Peru, you can always read the same thing: Adapt to the local situation and blend in. Not a straightforward task, especially if you are for example tall, blond, fair-skinned and/or don’t speak Spanish properly.
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The Tourism Police - Policia de Turismo (POLTUR) - was established in 2012 to provide a better service to foreign tourists visiting Peru and needing help or support during their stay.

World Bank Peru

Peruvian Organizations, Institutions & Associations
The World Bank is an international financial institution providing loans and grants to the governments of developing countries for the purpose of pursuing capital projects. Main goal is to work for sustainable solutions that reduce poverty and build shared prosperity.
On the 24th of November 1604 a strong sea-quake with a magnitude of approximately 8.5 to 9.0 hit the southern Peruvian coast destroying Arica (back then Peru, today Chile) completely and causing severe damage in the whole area. The quake was felt even in Arequipa that just a few years before lay in ashes due to heavy earthquakes caused by the er...
Founded in 1960. the American Chamber of Commerce of Peru (AmCham Peru) is an independent and non-profit organization promoting the principles that encourage the economy, the market, investment and commercial exchange, all within a framework of social responsibility, values ​​and business ethics.

Ministry of Culture

Peruvian Ministries
The Ministry of Culture is an institution of the Peruvian Government in charge of promoting and managing the cultural diversity in the country for the benefit of the citizens.

Al-Anon / Alateen

Supporting Institutions
Family and firends of alcoholics find help and support at Al-Anon / Alateen meetings. There are numerous groups meeting up reguarly in Lima and Peru's provinces.

Boticas Mifarma

Pharmacies & Medicine
Mifarma is a large pharmacy chain with countless branches in Lima and Peru offering a wide range of over-the-counter drugs and prescribtion medicines.

Clinica Good Hope

International Hospitals
Located in the heart of Miraflores, Clinica Good Hope is a good private clinic for all your emergency and general medical needs with qualified staff and modern equipment.

Alerta Medica

Ambulances & Services
Alerta Medica is the largest private provider of emergency services in Lima. Their modern fleet of different ambulances and emergency vehicles are all equipped to international standards and most have a doctor, a qualified nurse and an emergency driver on board.
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  • Peruvian Archaeology

    The Mystery of the Nazca Lines in Peru

    In the 1920s, when people first flew across southern Peru, they made an astonishing discovery. Stretching below them,…
  • Peruvian Personalities & Founders

    Francisco Pizarro González (1474-1541)

    Francisco Pizarro, a peasant from Spain, was one of the least well-equipped conquerors in history. However, in the name…
  • Peruvian Archaeology

    The colorful Fabrics and Textiles of Peru

    Europe’s first knowledge of Peruvian textiles was acquired following the Spanish invasion of Peru in 1532, when the…
  • Peruvian Legends, Myths & Tales

    The Jeweled Frog and the Condor

    By a quiet pond, at the side of a cloud-topped mountain in Peru, lived a small green frog and his large green family.…
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    Peruvian Economy

    The Peruvian economy is an emerging, social market economy highly dependent on foreign trade and classified as an upper…