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Cusco and Mahcu Picchu - why people visit Peru

July 27th 2012
Instead of enduring a 21-hour road journey to Cusco, Angela and I boarded a Lan Peru airliner that took one hour. After the gloom and greyness of Lima, Cusco was a welcome change – blue sky, bright sun, an imposing mountainous backdrop, and the promise of a trip to Machu Picchu later that week. Breathing was difficult from the start. With an altitude of 11,200 feet, wandering the picture-post ... read more
South America » Peru » Cusco » Sacred Valley

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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