Warriors of the clouds
Chachapoyas is a city situated in the northern Peruvian province of Amazonas. Chachapoyas is also the name given to an indigenous civilization that has thrived in the area for hundreds of years before being conquered and destroyed by both the Incas and the Spanish conquistadores. Although no mention is ever made about how the people of this civilization referred to themselves, they were referred to by the Incas as ‘the people from the clouds’.
About South & Central-America
South and Central-America is best described as a blend of European and indigenous Indian culture. Coastal cities are often westernized. The further inlands you go, the more indigenous influences you will find. Local men and women wearing traditional and very colorful clothing, still telling the ancient stories of their forefathers, usually living a very modest lifestyle.
The continent is also famous for its ancient native civilizations. Think of the Inca’s in Peru or the Maya’s in Mexico and Guatemala. Impressively intact structures such as the Machu Picchu and Tikal belong to their legacy. Additionally South-America consists of very diverse habitat. Freezing cold and glaciers in Patagonia at the most southern point of the continent, abundant wildlife and moist heat in the rainforest and the longest mountain range in the world, the Andes, dividing the continent.