Peru is beginning to reap the rewards of its efforts to stabilize after a particularly tumultuous period at the close of the 20th century, when the economy was in dire need of resuscitation. Although a large section of the population still lives in poverty, cities have undergone modernization and transportation links have been developed. But the true wonder of Peru lies outside of the urban centers in its awe-inspiring landscape that covers a desert coastline, tropical rainforests, and the majestic Andes mountain range that’s home to Quechua-speaking indigenous villages.
The country’s physical grandeur is matched by its status as the foundation of the Inca Empire, and the ‘Lost City’ of Machu Picchu is an archeological treasure trove.
- Amazing natural beauty
- Fascinating history
- Low cost of living
- Huge demand for teachers
- The temples of the ancient Inca’s!
Things you might not know about Teaching English in Peru
- Tomatoes originate from Peru and, bizarrely, are in the same plant family as the potato!
- Peru is a true land of extremes: it has the world’s highest train pass at 4,815m and its deepest canyon (Cotahuasi) at 3,600m!
- It also has amazing bio-diversity, with over 1625 different types of orchid alone.
- There are 103 different eco-systems in the world, and 83 of these exist in Peru