Peru    Cuzco, Machu Picchu, Arequipa, 1994 (map, info, notes).


"It was six a.m. when the AeroPeru jet arrived in Lima. The night had seemed real long partly because an elderly senora let her head collapse on my shoulder every few minutes. She had earlier told me, almost apologetically, that Lima was not for tourists anymore, that it had lost its former charm, that it was now truly Lima la horrible. She then warily inquired whether Nueva Delhi was better or worse. I told her it was much the same which seemed to infuse her with a warm feeling for me, a silent solidarity of sorts. It not only encouraged her to unleash motherly advice on how to tackle Lima but just before disembarking she insisted that I take a small bottle of homemade Peruvian Chili sauce as a gift. Not a bad start, I thought." ( read more )

Cuzco / Machu Picchu

Cuzco Plaza de Armas

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Rooftops

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Aerial view

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Life in town

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Cristo on the hill

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Village path

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Crafts market, Pisac

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Fruit of the loom

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Fruit market

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Sacsayhuaman

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Wall close-up

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Inca ruins

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Ollantaytambo

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Fusion dance (Flamenco-Indian)

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Machu Picchu

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Train in valley below

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Arequipa

Plaza central

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Teacher's union ...

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... protest rally

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Bollywood

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