Essays on Natural Features and People of Peru Case Study

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The paper "Natural Features and People of Peru" is a great example of a tourism case study.   Peru, a state in South America is famous for scenic features most preferred by tourists from all parts of the globe. It has many islands like Amantani, Isla Del Sol, Peru and Capachica among others. Earlier, communities living in Peru were more conservative and reserved in their cultures. At the advent of globalization and the free market, the majority of the Peru archipelagos opened up to tourist and visitors who started to bring new dimensions to culture and economy.

The s of Peru are well known for hosting some of the world’ s most indigenous communities who are more indebted to their culture than civilization. Tourists are now flocking the towns of Puno and Lima to engage in various activities. Tourists have given meaning to the Peru Taqulenos in their quest to earn and live better livelihoods. The aim of this project is to create an analytical perspective of taquile, Peru as a tourist destination of choice for all. It seeks to understand on features and cultural elements of the Peruvian people who provide unique attractions to Peru by looking into what attracts and excites people who visit or learn about. Map of Peru Source: Wikipedia Natural features of Peru Peru located inside Lake Titicaca is 35 Kilometers east of Puno.

It is a very beautiful hilly highland with a narrow shaped characterized by its long and parenthesized shape. The major feature is a colonial prison used by the Spanish in the early 20th century. The Peru people themselves form another major attraction as they possess a friendly touch with a culture of donning different clothes depending on their status.

Their leaders put on caps (black Chullos), married wear red while single men and women put on red and white. Their clothes reflect deep customs and beliefs. The highest peaks are extremely cold enough for cold weather hikers to have a great trip up the mountain. Lastly, the pre-Inca ruins sit on the highest end of Peru, are very attractive overlooking the stone agricultural terraces on Peru. The place has textile and cooperative shops, restaurants and family rooms for night outs. The people of Peru Peru hosts about 3000 Quechua speaking people, who grow potatoes, barley and beans on terraced plots.

Many were relying on fishing until they migrated to other areas of Peru in search of better livelihoods. The people in Peru who are mainly shy to strangers are accustomed to popular indigenous culture in dress and festivities. They have a moral code that they should not lie, rob or become lazy. There are no dogs, police, vehicles and almost no state authorities. The people run the communities collectively to generate income for their members.

They specialize in high-quality hand-woven textiles and clothing which are highly regarded in Peru. Men are known for their famous hand knitting. The is controlled by the old people, who are sought to offer direction on what to eat, where to sleep and authority to bring pets like dogs and cats. The residents love visitors though they treat them with suspicion and caution due to their influential lifestyles. Their culture and beliefs come first before anything they value. Thus, any deviant behaviour will be treated harshly. The people there do not want any divorce or marrying anyone from outside Peru.

Severe consequences like being ostracized from Peru are the welcome terms and conditions.


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