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One hell of a street party

June 25th 2006
Well I´m back in Cuzco again, this time for Inti Raymi (Festival of the Sun). Supposedly the most important festival which celebrates the winter solstice and dates back to Inca times. There have been tons of street processions including Corpus Christi (celebration of the Virgin and each parish´s patron saint), street food stalls, folk dancing groups and marching bands. There is definitely some m ... 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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