Archivo de la etiqueta: Peru

Cusco and the Communist Empire

Cusco, ancient capital of the Inca Empire. Cusco. 500 years ago it was the capital of the Inca Empire and now a pretty city at 3400 meters above sea level, crammed with churches and palaces the conquistadors erected using the … Sigue leyendo

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The Amazon

Tahuayo, one of the thousands of tributaries of the Amazon River. If we include the tributaries, the Amazon River covers a larger part of Peru than Brazil. From Lima we flew to Iquitos, an island surrounded by fresh water, and … Sigue leyendo

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Machu Picchu: The hidden city

Machu Picchu, residence of Emperor Pachacutec. As we approach Machu Picchu we hear thousands of stories about it. Some confuse it with El Dorado, a sort of bait created by the Incas to send the greedy conquistadors to a sure … Sigue leyendo

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El Dorado

Ollantaytambo, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Peru. The Incas’ descendants tell that when the “españarris” entered Cusco, they mistook them for the sons and daughters of the sun. Because their skins were so light and they were so tall, … Sigue leyendo

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Playing historian

Lhasa, capital of Tibet It was not until the third day after crossing the border of Nepal and Tibet that we got to the plain were the Himalaya is located.  We stopped at the first crossroads to have a tea … Sigue leyendo

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