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Inca Territory

July 8th 2012
From Arequipa it was on a plane to Cuzco (the Incan Capital), and after dropping our stuff at the hotel we headed out for a walk around the city. It's quite a lovely city with the Incan culture evident throughout, although it is very touristy as Cuzco is the base for many people doing trails leading to Machu Picchu. During the afternoon Nick, Ted and I went and visited a church which had been ... read more
South America » Peru » Cusco » Machu Picchu

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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