Peru's City of Ghosts Documentary, National Geographic, 2014.
This film documents an inside look at the mysteries of the ancient Nazca people and their culture.
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Machu Picchu, Peru, by Pedro Szekely
Peru is truly a destination for adventurers of all types. This nation is home to sites of ancient Incan villages and artifacts, breath-taking landscapes and trails, exquisite South American cuisine, beaches, and exciting nightlife. Make the trip to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu (pictured above), take a bite of ceviche, the Peruvian signature dish, or marvel at the wonders of the Amazon National Forest. Peru is waiting to be explored.
Mario Vargas Llosa is Peru's most celebrated contemporary author. Much of his ficition, particularly his earliest work, is set in Peru and treats a broad range of topics, including history, urban and provincial life, social institutions, education, political unrest, dictatorship, prostitution, the military, etc. Among the most notable of his prolific output are the very accessible and amusing Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter set in a radio station in the Lima of Vargas Llosa's youth; Conversation in the Cathedral based on the Odría dictatorship; The Green House, set in a brothel in Piura, where he attended elementary school; The Time of the Hero, which came out of his experience in military school; Death in the Andes, set during the period of the Shining Path insurgency; The Discreet Hero, a story of extortion set in both modern Piura and the capital. It is worth noting that among his excellent translators is Penn alum Edith Grossman.