Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Guess What? BRH Visits Peru This Week...Today Touring A Child's Introduction to Cultures!

Did you know that Amigo and Gremlin, who now live on the Hobby Ranch we visited yesterday, are originally from the Andes in Peru? I was so excited because today, we're introducing Peru to your children...and soon, maybe even tomorrow, we're going to visit with a family of missionaries who live there! That will be next book in a series and it is sooooo good, I can't wait to tell you about it! But now, get your ponchos on cause we're heading there to check out...


If You Were Me and Lived in...Peru:
A Child's Introduction to Cultures Around the World

Carole P. Roman

If you were living in Peru, you would be living on the western coast of South America toward the Pacific Ocean. It has many different climates from the dry plains to the wet Amazon Rain Forest, and up into the high mountain range called the Andes... Check out the two llamas in this beautiful pic!


Peru is home to some of the world's oldest civilizations. People have lived there for over
ten thousand years.

If you lived in Peru, you might live in Lima, the capital of Peru. One third of the Peruvian population lives there. It is a large city with nine million people! What I found personally interesting to me was the older parts of the city which included many of the restored buildings and the beautiful displays!

People have lived in Peru for over ten thousand years and Peru has been home to some of the world's oldest civilizations.


 
The word Lima comes from an
old Indian word, limaq, which
means "talker." (Check out the included pages for Pronunciation...)

Many of the populations still live from the early Peruvians... So, your names may reflect those different heritages, such as...

Hugo


Fernando

or Gerardo! 
                                                                                                              Girls may be named Rosario

or
Carmen
or Teresa...
As you can see, many of the children play with the various animals, including..ta da!

If you're a little girl visiting though, you might want to have your parents buy a Munecas to bring home! Yes?

Lunch time and more Nuevos soles if needed!
Papa rellena                                     and Picarones for me please!

Don't they look delicious?!

Well, there's lots more you'll learn about, but for me? I'm anxious to explore Machu Picchu - Want to Come?!

Machu Picchu is a beautiful and ancient city built high up on a mountain by the Incas in about the year 1450. Its name means "old peak" or "old mountaintop." The Incas used the sides of the mountains as farmland and made terraces to grow their food. Terraces are strips of land cut into the sides of the mountain so they could farm the rocky soil.
Check out a closer view during our visit! Of course nobody still lives there, but you can see how they effectively used the land to make their living!












But still a lot of activity since it's a major tourist site! I'd need about a month for the visit!

Kudos to Carole P. Roman for her continued enthusiasm and research to create an introduction to the cultures around the world...for children and adults alike! Meeting the kids of the countries is a special treat for many of your fans! Highly recommended!


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