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Pictures from my travels to Peru in May 2014. I highly recommend reading "Turn Right at Machu Picchu" by Mark Adams and "The White Rock" by Hugh Thomson before traveling to Machu Picchu. Both are great and funny travel accounts of exploring Peru and discovering the answers to many questions about Machu Picchu and the Incan people.
Sacsahuaman, PeruSacsahuamanPeruA partial view of the ruins of the Incan fortress, Sacsahuaman in the foreground with the former Incan capital of Cusco in the valley below. Most...Starbucks, Cuzco, PeruStarbucksCuzco, PeruJust in case you are missing Starbucks, there is one in between the two cathedrals in the Plaza de Armas in Cusco, Peru. It's a bit hidden, in a...Basilica de San Francisco, Lima, PeruBasilica de San FranciscoLima, PeruOne of the many side chapels of the basilica that contain beautiful statues of the Holy Family and Saints. The church has been here since the 1500s...Basílica y Convento de San Francisco de Lima, Lima, PeruBasílica y Convento de San Francisco de LimaLima, PeruThe ornately carved ceiling with the centuries old murals along with the beautiful tiles sent over from Spain in the early 1600s combine to leave...Machu Picchu, PeruMachu PicchuPeruThe sun shining through the trapezoidal window with a niche showing below in the perfectly cut stones indicating the most sacred and special...Convento de San Francisco, Lima, PeruConvento de San FranciscoLima, PeruI was fortunate enough to get a picture of this adorable little girl playing with the pigeons outside the cathedral. She caught the white pigeon!...Maras Salt Mines, PeruMaras Salt MinesPeruA view of Maras salt mines and the surrounding canyon. This is an interesting and fun trip combined with visiting Moray nearby ( I recommend Moray...Tunupa Lodge, Ollantaytambo, PeruTunupa LodgeOllantaytambo, PeruThe Tunupa Lodge is a beautifully situated little hotel with a homey atmosphere in the most gorgeous of surroundings. It is just a short walk to...Machu Picchu, PeruMachu PicchuPeruPanoramic shot of Macchu Picchu, the surrounding mountains and agricultural terraces.Basílica y Convento de San Francisco de Lima, Lima, PeruBasílica y Convento de San Francisco de LimaLima, PeruThis ossuary in the catacombs of the Monastery of Saint Francis (Convento de San Francisco) is estimated to be 10 meters deep full of bones. The...Royal Mausoleum, Machu Picchu, PeruRoyal Mausoleum, Machu PicchuPeruThis is a natural cave that is located beneath the Temple of the Sun where the Incan stonemasons used some of their finest craftsmanship by...Maras Salt Mines, PeruMaras Salt MinesPeruBeautiful souvenir shop at the Maras Salt Mines. I love the alpaca felted slippers and handmade purses.Inca Trail on the way to Machu Picchu from the Gate to the Sun (Intipunku), PeruInca Trail on the way to Machu Picchu from the Gate to the Sun (Intipunku)PeruIntipunku is the gate and important checkpoint along the Inca Trail where visitors in the 16th century would have traveled and had their first view...The Wall of the Six Monoliths, Ollantaytambo Archeological Site, Ollantaytambo, PeruThe Wall of the Six Monoliths, Ollantaytambo Archeological SiteOllantaytambo, PeruThe Wall of the Six Monoliths is an incredible piece of Incan ingenuity created out of pink granite that was mined from the top of the mountain...Plaza De Armas, Cuzco, PeruPlaza De ArmasCuzco, PeruThe fountain in remembrance of Manco Capac, one of the great Incan emperors, is at the center of the Plaza de Armas in Cusco, Peru. This is also...Artist's shop, Ollantaytambo, Peru, Ollantaytambo, PeruArtist's shop, Ollantaytambo, PeruOllantaytambo, PeruBeautiful Peruvian artwork for sale as a cute little girl looks outside in curiosity.Panaka restaurant, Ollantaytambo, Peru, Ollantaytambo, PeruPanaka restaurant, Ollantaytambo, PeruOllantaytambo, PeruIf you're adventuresome, here's a place to try alpaca or guinea pig.Pirqa, JW Marriott Cusco, Esquina de la Calle Ruinas 432 y San Agustín, Cusco, Peru, Cuzco, PeruPirqa, JW Marriott Cusco, Esquina de la Calle Ruinas 432 y San Agustín, Cusco, PeruCuzco, PeruWonderful restaurant in Cusco that serves terrific food with choices that range from American cheeseburgers to traditional Peruvian fare such as...Gate to the Ollantaytambo archaeological site, Ollantaytambo, Peru, Ollantaytambo, PeruGate to the Ollantaytambo archaeological site, Ollantaytambo, PeruOllantaytambo, PeruJuan Diego, a blind harpist, makes walking into the gates of the ruins even more magical as he plays beautiful music.Templo de la Compañía de Jesús, Cuzco, PeruTemplo de la Compañía de JesúsCuzco, PeruA lovely door at the Church of the Society of Jesus at the Plaza del Armas in Cusco
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