Pedro Ruiz, Peru
Pedro Ruiz, Peru
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Peruvian highlands landscape
Peruvian highlands landscape
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San Ignacio, Peru
San Ignacio, Peru
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Back Door Road Conditions
Back Door Road Conditions

From San ignacio to Balsa, construction delays

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Back Door Road Conditions
Back Door Road Conditions

San Ignacio to the border at Balsa - great shoulders!

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Back Door Road Conditions
Back Door Road Conditions

Bridge with "guard rails" - just wide enough for a vehicle

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Back Door journey
Back Door journey

La Balsa at the Peruvian/Ecuador border

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Border Crossing
Border Crossing

The "international bridge" between Ecuador and Peru at La Balsa

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Customs office, Ecuador
Customs office, Ecuador

Border Crossing between Ecuador and Peru

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Ranchera (truck with no sides)
Ranchera (truck with no sides)

Transportation from the Ecuador border to Zumba, Ecuador

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Ecuador
Ecuador

Landscape in area around Zumba

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Ecuadorian Soldier
Ecuadorian Soldier

Zumba used to be a major military post when there were hostilities with Peru

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Vilcabamba, Ecuador
Vilcabamba, Ecuador
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Vilcabamba, Ecuador
Vilcabamba, Ecuador

The Sleeping Incan presides over the valley

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Vilcabamba church
Vilcabamba church
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 Vilcabamba longevity
Vilcabamba longevity

The sign reads "World Headquarters of Gerontology Research"

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Loja
Loja

Between Vilcabamba and Cuenca, we changed vans in the town of Loja

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Cuenca street
Cuenca street
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Cuenca
Cuenca

The famous blue tile domes of the Cuenca cathedral are a landmark

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Cuenca
Cuenca

Doors of the Cathedral

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Cuenca
Cuenca

View of the city from Turi. The blue cathedral domes can be seen in the center right

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Cuenca
Cuenca

The beautiful banks of the Tomebamba River, running through the city center

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Cuenca
Cuenca

Indigenous Cuencaña in traditional dress

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Cuenca Flower Market
Cuenca Flower Market
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Cuenca streetscape
Cuenca streetscape
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Cuenca
Cuenca

Street food

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Cuenca
Cuenca

Plaza along Calle Larga

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Cuenca
Cuenca

Escalinita - a major stairway to a bridge linking old Cuenca with the newer part across the Tomebamba River

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Cuenca
Cuenca

Museum building

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Cuenca
Cuenca

Mansion Alcazar - a five star hotel with top-notch restaurant

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Cuenca
Cuenca

Sumaglla Antiques building

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 Cuenca
Cuenca

Courtyard stairway of the Sumaglla Antiques building

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Cuenca
Cuenca

Interior of the Sumaglla Antiques building

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Cuenca
Cuenca

Owner (in orange shawl) of Sumaglla Antiques building

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Cuenca courtyard
Cuenca courtyard
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Cuenca
Cuenca

Main Plaza

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Cuenca
Cuenca

Courtyard Restaurant in Hotel Santa Lucia

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Cuenca
Cuenca
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Cuenca
Cuenca

Interior Courtyard of the Palace of Justice

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Cuenca
Cuenca

Carved wooden doors

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Cuenca
Cuenca

Street art depicting woman wearing a Panama Hat

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Cuenca
Cuenca

Center of Panama Hat production

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Student  Protest in Cuenca
Student Protest in Cuenca

Active student population protesting oil drilling in the Amazonian Yasuni Reserve

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Cuenca
Cuenca

Art in City Hall

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Gualaceo
Gualaceo

Ikat shawl at the Jimenez family workshop (La Casa de la Makana)

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Gualaceo
Gualaceo

Ikat fibersbeing prepared for weaving Jimenez family workshop (La Casa de la Makana)

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Gualaceo Market
Gualaceo Market

Plate of hornado - roasted pork with vegetables and hominy, eaten with tortillas

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Chordeleg
Chordeleg

Main square with landscaped plaza and church

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Chordeleg
Chordeleg

Famous silver filagree jewelry and decorative objects

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Chordeleg street
Chordeleg street

With earring decorations dangling from the street lights

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