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Chilling in cuzco  

Chilling in cuzco

Incas, mountains, monkeys and tree spirits...

August 19th 2009
So with just two weeks left in Peru we managed to pack in some big adventures - the first was the 5 day Salkantay hike to Machu Picchu - the second a trip to the deepest Amazonian jungle - and an amazing journey to the astral plane courtesy of a shaman ceremony and a psychotropic brew (more on this later). We were prepared for extreme cold and altitude on the Salkantay trek (the trek was called f ... 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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