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Colorado Reporter Qualifies the Inca Heart as “Strong and Mysterious”

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bildeIt is always interesting to read how foreigners explore Peru and share their journey with the world. In a recent local Colorado newspaper “Summit Daily News” reporter Megan Wheat documents her trek to Machu Picchu. It was great to read how she summarizes her trip:

Our journey through Peru was simply put — an adventure. For me, Machu Picchu was the highlight, and provided education and exploration. In Peru, the culture is rich, the faces friendly, and the ruins and Incas who built them, wondrous.

To read about this reporter’s journey to Peru, and to get her great traveler’s tips, click here.

Written by Catherine Castro

January 26, 2009 at 11:05 pm

Peru Leads Employers’ Hiring Intentions Global Survey for First Quarter 2009

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According to a survey conducted by research firm Manpower, Peru leads the #1 position in the world in terms of employers’ hiring intentions for Q1 2009 with a score of 24%. Costa Rica and India were in second and third place with 19% and 18%, respectively.

Despite the current financial crisis, Peru has become one of the most attractive countries for investment. In Peru, the financial services industry shows the largest percentage (46%), followed by the transportation and public services industry with 30%.

The lowest scores belonged to Singapore with -31%, followed by Ireland with -12%, and Spain and Italy both with -9%.

On March 10, 2009, results for Q2 2009 will be announced.

For more information and to read the full report, click here for an El Comercio article.

Written by Catherine Castro

December 9, 2008 at 9:37 am

Chicago, IL Resident Among 2,600 Foreigners Warmly Welcomed Today in Lima, Peru in South American Cruise

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princess In their South American stop on Lima, Peru, a group of 2,600 foreigners arrived today in Lima, Peru via “Star Princess”, the largest fleet of Princess Cruises as they begin their South American 32-day tour coming from San Francisco, CA, as the local newspaper El Comercio reports — including an interview to an American from Chicago, IL.

Foreigners were warmly welcomed by traditional music and dancers and the Peruvian pisco sour at the Main Square in the capital city. A video of their welcoming is available here.

Their next stops in South America will be Chile, and Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.

Written by Catherine Castro

December 4, 2008 at 9:35 pm