Peru and Bolivia 2006

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Created On: Sep 10, 2006
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Peru. Cusco and The Sacred Valley

we stayed in Cusco a few days to start our acclimatisation.

Local colour, Cusco, PeruAs ever, there was a festival going on in Cusco.

Quechua girlThis little girl lives near Silustani, not far from Puno, Lake Titicaca



Machu Picchu, PeruOf course you shouldn't go to Peru and not visit Machu Picchu!!


Best tree in the world, Machu Picchu 2006My favourite tree. Not only does it look spectacular, this is the only place any gold was ever found in Machu Picchu.




Into Bolivia

After a week we moved down to Lake Titicaca and into Bolivia.
Illampu from Lake Titicaca, Bolivia



Road btwn Condoriri and Huayna Potosi, Bolivia,


Our plan was to climb Pequeno Alpamayo and Huayna Potosi, both in the Cordillera Real. Due in some small part to bad weather, but mostly because I failed to acclimatise, we never summitted either peak.


Huayna Potosi, Bolivia

Cabeza De Condor, Cordillera Real, Bolivia

AloeAgave growing on Sun Island, Lake Titicaca.

Austria Peak, Condoriri Region, Cordillera Real,  Bolivia


View btwn Huallomen and Aguja Negra twds Pyramide Blanca, Cordillera real, Bolivia


Dried Llama offerings, Witches market, La Paz, BoliviaHad I sacrificed a Llama or even just bought one of these dried foetus' then things may have been SO different!!

Moving on to Sajama National Park

As a bonus prize we spent a few days around Sajama.

Road to Volcan Sajama, Bolivia


Local tomb dwellers, BoliviaThese were the residents of a 'Chulpa' tomb at the side of the road. They have been there for between 500 to 2000 years, but no one really knows.


Tomorapi Church, Volcan Sajama, Bolivia This beautiful little church is at Tomarapu, at the foot of Sajama, at 6,549 metres, the highest peak in Bolivia







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BLong

BLong - Aug 30, 2009 8:37 pm - Hasn't voted

Nice shots!

Good photos. Thanks for posting them

Nigel Lewis

Nigel Lewis - Sep 3, 2009 1:51 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice shots!

Diolch yn fawr!
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