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.
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South America » Peru » Cusco » Sacred Valley » Huchuy 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