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Floating Islands at sunset  
   

Floating Islands at sunset

This was shot from atop a super-rickety tower on one of the floating islands. You can see the way they have houses etc all built atop the reed islands.
Señor and Señorita flee the rampaging mob

May 25th 2011
After crossing the border in a majorly dodgy manner we decided to stay in Puno for a couple of days to check out a few sights locally. Our friends Heidi and Kayleigh had decided to jump a bus out of there asap as the protests against the mining operation were heating up but we wanted to go see things so we opted to stay. Night 1 in Puno: We came into town without seeing much sign of the protests ... 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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