Category Archives: Peru

Books we liked: Peru

“Death in the Andes”  by Mario Vargas Llosa “Turn right at Machu Picchu” by Mark Adams “The Last Days of the Incas” by Kim Macquarrie  

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Machu Picchu

  December 9. to 15. 2015 The magic word. Who hasn’t heard of Machu Picchu and seen the Pictures of this Inca citadel on top of the mountains.. Many of our friends have been there, it is one of the … Continue reading

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Paracas , on the Peruvian coast.

This reserve is on the wind-swept Peruvian coast, it is beautiful in its own way. Devoid of much vegetation it consists of sandy hills and mountains, high cliffs, coves, bays and beautiful rocky islands. There are many seabirds breeding in these … Continue reading

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Driving to Chavin

Let the pictures give you an idea of the road through the eastern Cordillera Blanca. It took us two days.                    

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Cordillera Blanca

Some of the highest mountains in South America are part of the Cordillera Blanca most are more than 6000 m high and loom majestically over steep green valleys that are dotted with little settlements inhabited by the descendants of pre … Continue reading

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From the Northern Highlands to the coast

  After a visit to the museum in Leymebamba we drove up to Calla Calla pass and spent a foggy, quiet night tucked away near the road. The museum in Leymebamba is well worth a visit, it displays mummies and other items … Continue reading

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Revash – Northern Highlands

  Revash, we decided, will be the  last ruin we would visit here in the Northern Highlands of Peru. You can’t see them all but even if you visit a few you get an idea about the past in these places. Next would … Continue reading

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Kuelap – Northern Highlands

Kuelap, fortress in the clouds. (3000 m) The Chachapoyas culture inhabited the highlands before the Incas came and they left behind interesting ruins and graves, thirty known but many yet to be discovered. Driving up to the hilltop city ruins of … Continue reading

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Karajia – Northern Highlands

There are quite a few ruins and other archeological sites in Peru that are much older than what Peru is most famous for, Machu Picchu. They are remnants of a civilization who inhabited the land before the emergence of the Incas. … Continue reading

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Gocta waterfalls – Northern Highlands

The border crossing to Peru in La Balsa was easy, we were the only vehicle there at the time. The officers were friendly and efficient, nice. On the Peruvian side the road was paved, we drove to Jaen and bought the … Continue reading

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