My beautiful wife and I travelled to Peru and we visited many places, saw many things and ate countless Peruvian dishes… The photos from the trip will be posted in two parts as there are way too many photos to post in a single blog entry.
The first leg of the trip took us on this wonderful journey:
Lima -> San Vincente de Cañete -> Lunahuaná -> Chincha -> El Carmen -> Ica -> Arequipa -> El Cañon del Colca -> Chivay -> Arequipa -> Puno -> Lake Titicaca (Los Uros, Amantani, Taquile) -> Puno -> Cusco -> Ollantaytambo -> Aguas Calientes -> Machu Picchu -> Cusco – > Lima.
Peru boasts countless natural wonders and a multitude of jaw-dropping, man-made landmarks. From its Pacific beaches (La Costa) to its Andean Mountains (La Sierra) and to the Amazonian jungle (La Selva), its cultural diversity embraces a mestizaje of Inca, African, and European traditions. Like many other Latin American countries, it has endured centuries of colonisation and the destruction of indigenous structures – all this adds to its historical and cultural wealth and forges a proud tradition that includes many folkloric dances, costumes, typical drinks, and signature dishes (Peruvian Cuisine is just delicious). These photos show just some of the people and fauna we encountered on this wonderful journey. I will be adding more as our trip continues deeper into the country…
Posing for photograph
After a long day
Going from Los Uros to Isla Amantani
from Los Uros
Chicha Morada – Yum!!
This guy sold bucket, bins and storage solutions
And this hat was really funky…
And a world wrestling masked man
And this guy had a dead ferret, I think.
There were snakes involved in the dancing…
And music playing…
There was also dancing…
and offerings to the gods
There was even a Christian cross mowed on the mountain
and they do look pretty life like
But they are definitely interesting
I have no idea what these represent
There were many sculptures like this one in Chivay