This country has so many hidden treasures, it is hard to know where to start! It is home to the highest sand dune in the world, Cerro Blanco, in the Sechura Desert by the Nazca Lines measuring 3,860 feet from the base to the summit and two-thirds of the country is covered in prime Amazon Rain Forest. It has the world’s highest navigable lake and South America largest: Lake Titicaca. Machu Picchu, its crown jewel, was voted on a worldwide internet poll as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. And besides featuring the city of Caral, one of the oldest cities in the world, built almost 5,000 years ago, Peru also houses one of the oldest universities in the Americas, the National University of San Marcos, founded in 1551. Peru has two official languages–Spanish and Quechua, and has the second largest population of Japanese descent in Latin America after Brazil. Peruvians are hard-working, friendly and happy people, they have a passion for food and festivities. oh, and punctuality is not a national characteristic.