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This photo gallery is from a journey to Peru in 1987. Consult the map page for details. All Peru entries on this website are found on...

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South America 1987 (20) – Peru (7) – Impressions

Like in Brazil and Ecuador we stayed in Peru approximately a month (32 days) and I would like to summarise some impressions from our stay....

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South America 1987 (19) – Peru (6) – Puno and Lake Titicaca

Puno, Titicaca and reed boats: The next leg of our journey through South America went to the town of Puno, right on the world’s highest...

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South America 1987 (18) – Peru (5) – Machu Picchu

Finally, one of the highlights of this South American journey was coming up. We were going to visit Machu Picchu. In addition we’re going...

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WHC List #0273 – City of Cuzco

Cuzco’s secret is the mix of Inca remains, Spanish colonial buildings, and the lives of its present-day indigenous population. The...

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WHC List #0274 – Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu

This is undoubtedly one of the world’s most famous sights, the remains of the hilltop town of the Incas. The UNESCO World Heritage...

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South America 1987 (17) – Peru (4) – First days in Cuzco

Christmas was coming up and we wanted to press on into the mountainous southern Peru, and away from Lima. We flew to Cuzco, the ancient...

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South America 1987 (16) – Peru (3) – Lima

Lima, and the long journey to get there: After a month in Ecuador we returned to Peru. We spent two days nearly continuously on buses from...

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WHC List #0500 – Historic Centre of Lima

The capital of Peru has a powerful appearance due to its Spanish colonial legacy. The UNESCO World Heritage List includes several hundred...

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South America 1987 (10) – Peru (2) – Crossing the Andes

The next week we continued across the Andes in northern Peru and prepared to move on up north to Quito, Ecuador. I also wrote a letter...

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South America 1987 (9) – Peru (1) – The Amazon and beyond

This is the story of our travels in the Amazon region in Peru and its difficult connections. We had stayed the night in Leticia, Colombia,...

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South America 1987 (1) – Introduction

This is the story of a five month journey to South America. My girlfriend Bo and I visited five countries on the continent, from Brazil in...

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