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Joe Blogs - Cusco 13°31′S 71°58′W

March 20th 2012
Cusco (Or Custard, as my mind says, secretly, every time). 3400m above sea level. The air is rarefied. It’s hard to breathe. Our eyeballs pop. Our tongues swell, become purple and choke us. Our ears bleed profusely, spraying the walls around. Confusion abounds. We faint, then die. But, after a good night’s sleep, and a couple of Paracetamol, all is well. Flying straight in f ... read more
South America » Peru » Cusco

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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