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Following Lake Titicaca

The road to Cusco

July 4th 2011
After leaving Copacabana we crossed the border into Peru and into the Puno region, famous of late for it's protests against foreign mining contracts in the area. The main highway in this region is mostly closed to traffic because of roadblocks made by the locals but we thought we'd try our luck on our bikes. Most of the roadblocks are just rocks and mud with a bit of broken glass scattered ... 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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