Dead Dogs – an occasional blog filler September 29th 2011 During his travels, your correspondent has noticed that the local dogs of South America have two standard speeds. One is at 40kmh as it hurtles down the road chasing a 30 tonne bus or lorry (while trying to burst a tyre with it’s teeth), or crashed out, motionless on the pavement, doorstep of a house or as we have seen often, in the road itself.
While the first activity seems amazingly energe ... read more
South America » Peru » Cusco » Cusco 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