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Postcard from Peru – Part 1

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.

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The photos below show the above trip in chronological order.

Taquile Married Woman

The many faces of Peru

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…