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Lima, Peru



dunes on the pacific
Written by sophie et jeremy   
Sunday, 17 June 2018 17:45

Arequipa, « the white », is the second city of Peru, standing at 2300m high, between desert and pacific coast, overlooked by 3 majestic volcanoes, one of these being active. Its name comes from the white spanish colons who initially settled the city, and then it kept it later with the mix of populations because of the many buildings made of the sillar, a volcanic white stone. The city is undoubtedly charming and pleasant, and less touristic than Cuzco.

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Cotahuasi canyon
Written by sophie et jeremy   
Saturday, 09 June 2018 16:53

For us to reach this canyon, the world’s deepest with 3354m, we have decided not to use the most common way, nor the easiest. It’ll be much more fun to go through the altiplano for a few days, where roads are bad and none have seen a tourist recently. One more chance to freeze at nights!

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Nevado Ausangate and Montana Colorada
Written by sophie et jeremy   
Friday, 25 May 2018 03:38

After a first attempt 2 weeks before, aborted because of bad weather conditions, we are ready to go for a 4 days trek around this 6384m summit : 50 km and 3 passes higher than 5000m !

ausangate 4 ausangate 4

 
Machu Picchu and the sacred valley
Written by sophie et jeremy   
Monday, 21 May 2018 23:23

West of Cuzco is the huge valley of the Rio Urubamba. Its fertile land has been the cradle of the Inca, who built there numbers of temples and fortresses, most of them being still visible. We take our time to visit this scenic road, ending at the famous Machu Pichu.

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Cuzco
Written by sophie et jeremy   
Monday, 21 May 2018 23:21

Former Inca capital founded in 1100 AD by Manco Capac, son of the sun, and Mama Ocllo, daughter of the moon, Cuzco is a city full of contrasts. One can find there as many pre-columbian temples as spanish churches and convents (most of them built on inca basements). Incas were unequally talented stone cutters.

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