Peru is a third world country with the honor of being the main site of the Incan Empire. It’s main businesses are mining (copper and silver), tourism, and agriculture. The drivers are so far the most insane I have seen in the world. Groups of pedestrians cross the sections of the road without crosswalks and drivers not only speed by red lights once in awhile but in groups. The only thing more corrupt than the police are the politicians. Speaking of which, the election happened to be May but both candidates seem to have less than perfect histories. However as a tourist country, Peru is a great destination. In smaller towns, crime is nonexistent and extortion of tourists by shady or violent manners are not prevalent like in most major tourist cities. Peru is mainly known for Machu Picchu, a major site of the Incan Empire, but there is both good and bad news. In the next three years, Cusco will be completing an international airport so tourists will have less distance to travel to get to Machu Picchu. However, also around that time, the government is considering closing the site to foot traffic because the number of people visiting daily creates tremors that could collapse the sacred site. The only way to visit would be a lift up and down. Make sure to visit soon before deterioration takes hold.