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Latino Daily News

Wednesday February 29, 2012

Bono’s First Visit to Peru

Bono’s First Visit to Peru

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Alongside his family and personal security, U2 lead singer, Bono, is enjoying a trip to Peru.  This is the first time the singer has visited the South American country. 

According to local radio RPP,  Bono is enjoying his Peruvian adventure thus far stating, “Thank you, thank you very much friends.  I am here with my family to see your beautiful country for the first time.”

After arriving in Lima on Thursday night and heading to Cuzco the following day, Bono visited the ancient Inca city of Machu Picchu Saturday.  Arriving by an alternate route called, ‘Tercera Curva’ in order to avoid the crowd gathered hoping to get a photo of the rock star, Bono enjoyed the tour of the ancient civilization.

According to reports from Andina, the singer enjoyed a lunch of alpaca tenderloin and elderberry sauce at a local hotel in Machu Picchu. 

Stating that he would love to return for another visit after being very impressed, Bono headed towards his next destination of Tambopata National Reserve, where he arrived on Tuesday.  According to the country’s Foreign Trade and Tourism, Juan Arzola, Bono’s itinerary was similar to Mick Jagger’s October 2011 trip. 

“When Mick Jagger was here he said he would work on an environmental crusade in the Amazon, that is why Bono is here, and therefore why we also expect other international singers,” Arzola said to Andina.