Photo essay: Peru
and Aram Basseri
January 6, 2005
Peru is likely to be forever synonymous with the Incas, who built
the breath-taking city of Machu Picchu
in the Andes, it offers much more. We were constantly charmed by
hospitality, warmth and kindness of people. These are some of the
took in our recent adventure to Peru. We hope you enjoy them as
much as we enjoyed living and experiencing them.
in small towns and villages along the sacred valley of the Incas
with a view
day in market
Eve and Santuranticuy Festival, one of the largest arts and crafts
fairs in Peru. Hundreds of artisans lay out blankets
in the Plaza de Armas and sell carved Nativity figures saintsí images
plus ceramics and altars.
from cafÈ Baghdad with attractive balcony
over looking the plaza
never find it U.S, Coca leaf tea. But great remedy for soroche
or altitude sickness.
Ruins near Cusco and places along Urubamba River
our way from Ollantaytambo toward snow capped mountains.
Inca hid Machu Picchu so high in the clouds that is escaped destruction
of conquistadors. It finally revealed to the
world on 1911 by Hiram Bingham (an archaeologist at Yale university)
with the aid of local farmer
am taking it all in after 2 days of hiking in Inca trail, paying
to Initi and Pachamama (Sun god and Mother earth)
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