Historic Lima
Historic Lima

Plaza de Armas

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Historic Lima
Historic Lima

Colonial building on the Plaza de Armas

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Central Lima Traffic
Central Lima Traffic

Terrible traffic and congested streets

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Miraflores, Lima
Miraflores, Lima

Amor Park - Park of the Lovers - along the malecon in Miraflores

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Barranco District, Lima
Barranco District, Lima

One of the landmarks seen on our bike ride-- a church damaged in the war between Peru and Chile - left as is as a memorial to the conflict

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Barranco District, Lima
Barranco District, Lima

Peruvian crafts displayed in Mari Solari's artisan shop/ home/museum (Artesanias Las Pallas)

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511 Lima Hostel, Miraflores, Lima
511 Lima Hostel, Miraflores, Lima

Joe, Evan, and David in front of our wonderful hostel in Lima

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Historic Lima
Historic Lima

The amazing colonial architecture of historic Lima

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Museo Larco, Lima
Museo Larco, Lima

More Incan Bling (Moche Epoch)

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Excellent food in Lima
Excellent food in Lima

Lima is the gastronomic capital of South America. Our Goodbye Dinner at Danica Restaurant with the owners of 511 Lima Hostel (Humberto, Gonzalo) and Gonzalo's girlfriend Anunziata

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Cuzco
Cuzco

Cathedral on the Plaza de Armas

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Cuzco
Cuzco

Cathedral on the Plaza de Armas with statue of Incan leader

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Cuzco
Cuzco

Typical street. The rainbow flag is not the symbol of gay pride like in the U.S. - it represents the Incan nation

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Cuzco
Cuzco

Quechua woman and llama

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Cuzco
Cuzco

Church built on the remains of the most sacred Incan temple

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Cuzco
Cuzco

Eco-Packers Hostal

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Cuzco
Cuzco

Street in the steep San Blas neigborhood

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Cuzco
Cuzco

Quechua women in indigenous dress with baby lambs

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Pisco Bar, Cuzco
Pisco Bar, Cuzco

Pisco is the national alcohol drink of Peru, a clear liquor made from grapes, similar to a grappa.

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Cuzco
Cuzco

Quechua woman weaving with a backstrap loom

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Cuy
Cuy

Guinea Pig, or cuy, is a traditional food source in Peru - they are not kept as pets

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Cuzco
Cuzco

Coca candies and tea leaves sold everywhere to combat the effects of altitude

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Sacred Valley
Sacred Valley
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Sacred Valley
Sacred Valley

Terraces

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Sacred Valley
Sacred Valley

Children outside the Incan ruins, Ollantaytambo

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Sacred Valley
Sacred Valley

Ollantaytambo ruins and market

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Sacred Valley
Sacred Valley

Chinchero (the birthplace of the rainbow in Quechua lore)

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Perurail Train
Perurail Train

To Machu Picchu (from Ollantaytambo)

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Inca Trail
Inca Trail
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Aguas Calientes
Aguas Calientes

Gateway to Machu Picchu, Aguas Calientes is located in a steep gorge with a rushing river down the center.

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Aguas Calientes
Aguas Calientes

Virgen del Carmen Fiesta

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Aguas Calientes
Aguas Calientes

Virgen del Carmen Fiesta

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Aguas Calientes
Aguas Calientes

Narrow street lined with pizza joints

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Aguas Calientes
Aguas Calientes

Hot Springs

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Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu

Iconic family photo

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Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu
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Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu
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Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu

The Incans were master stone masons

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Puno
Puno

Cathedral at night

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Lake Titicaca
Lake Titicaca

Uros Floating Islands

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Lake Titicaca
Lake Titicaca

Uros Reed Islands - traditional reed boat

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Lake Titicaca
Lake Titicaca

Taquile Island where the men have a tradition of knitting hats - red ones for married men and white ones for singles

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Arequipa
Arequipa

Volcanoes looking down on the city of Arequipa

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Arequipa
Arequipa

Peruvian Independence Day preparations

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Arequipa
Arequipa

Baroque decorated colonial buildings constructed of white sillar volcanic stone

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Arequipa
Arequipa

Santa Catalina Monastery - a city within a city

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Arequipa
Arequipa

Jacaranda trees in bloom - a sight we really love to see

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Arequipa
Arequipa

Sillar Quarry outside Arequipa

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Near Chivay
Near Chivay

Inca terracing on the way to Chivay for our Colca Canyon Trip

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Vicuñas, wild relatives of alpacas and llamas, are abundant in the Paramo (high grassland) reserve on the way to Colca Canyon

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