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Huancavelica and Huancayo

August 18th 2006
Huancavelica and Huancayo We took a night bus from Pisco to Huancavelica and it was probably best that we couldn’t really see where we were going. At times the bus crawled around rock ledges and steep drop offs, mostly on dirt roads, arriving in Huancavelica at 5 am. We spent two days in Huancavelica, a small mountainous town where we were the only foreigners at that time and it made for grea ... read more
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Peruvian Flag Ancient Peru was the seat of several prominent Andean civilizations, most notably that of the Incas whose empire was captured by the Spanish conquistadors in 1533. Peruvian independence was declared in 1821, and remaining Spanish forces defeated in 1... ... read more
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