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River at the bottom of Colca canyon  
   

River at the bottom of Colca canyon

It looked so small from the top!
River Deep, Mountain High

March 4th 2008
Rather than following the traditional backpacker route North from La Paz, to Peru via Lake Titicaca, i decided to go West and explore the very North of Chile first. So i hopped on a bus in La Paz and travelled over to Arica in extreme Northern Chile. Arica...ca...ca...ca Arriving in Arica is a really nice change after the high altitude, cold nights of Bolivia. Its situated right on th ... read more
South America » Peru » Arequipa » Colca Canyon

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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