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Cusco: Like Asia, but more South American

April 29th 2010
Before we could indulge in our Machu Picchu swansong, we first had to negotiate a trans-continental flight from Buenos Aires to Lima, and a flight across the Andes from Lima to Cuzco. A quirk of the airlines booking system meant that it was actually cheaper for us to fly from Buenos Aires to Lima to Cuzco than it was just to fly from Buenos Aires to Lima ... add this to the fact that the trip from ... 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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