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Peru - The Sacred Valley

June 11th 2014
Arriving in the Sacred Valley we noticed two things which had been scarce around the rest of Peru - trees and tourists. I had assumed that we had been above the tree line as we travelled along the Andes through central Peru. It turns out that all the trees were chopped down by the earliest inhabitants and only the less useful, bushy species remained in any number. The severe lack o ... 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
30th July 2014

Excelllent blog!
Researching Ayacucho and central Peru, where I'll be heading next year, I discovered your blogs. What a great combination of historical context, personal adventures and fine photos. I'm going to nominate you for Blogger of the Week, so I do hope you continue to blog. Incidentally, I'm in Arequipa, so if you head down this way, I'd love to meet up with you. I really enjoy your writing--good show!
18th August 2014

Hello Ms Cloud
Hi Tara, thanks for noticing. I took a look at your blog. Seems like we both go for the slower option. We rarely keep pace with the younger crowd. Currently we are heading South from Bolivia to Argentina, so not close enough to touch base. Have fun in Peru, we loved it. All the best, Mark

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