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A Peruvian farmer displays some of the 3000 types of Peruvian potatoes at Mistura. Photograph: Matthew Barker 2010

Peru’s potato passion

First cultivated on the altiplano in Peru, there are still over 2,800 varieties of potato grown, more than any other nation. Peruvians don’t take the humble spud lightly.

Look out for the Peruvian Hairless Dog

While visiting one of Peru’s many archeological sites you may notice a strange creature roaming the grounds. It is the Peruvian hairless dog,

Retail therapy in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires is a dynamic cosmopolitan city boasting some of the best shopping in South America.