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Lima on the coast

to Peru we flew

January 16th 2011
Hello Everyone, That's right, we are currently in Peru! Having spent a few days in Lima, Peru waiting for our bags to do a scenic route, we finally got them. Now we are in Cuzco in the mountains. A beautiful day of hot sunshine in both places, and a bit of rain in Cusco so far. The altitude is 3300 metres above sea level or so. That is over 11000 feet! Did someone turn on the gravity switch ... 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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