Photos from July 2012

Self explanatory I guess, any photos here were taken and blogged in july 2012.

Huaco Del Luna carvings, Trujillo, Peru

Made a last minute dash this morning to Huaco de la Luna just outside Trujillo. The ruins of this temple have been well preserved by Peru standards and show some shocking revelations… Read more »

Chesnut Eared Aracari, Manu National Park, Peru

After spending the last three nights in the beautiful Manu National Park its a shame to be back in Cusco. The national park is home to a wide variety of birds and other rare wildlife.… Read more »

Lost Inca City, Machu Picchu, Peru

Woke up at 4am today to head up to Machu Picchu's lost city, a pre-Columbian 15th century Inca site. The site is so well hidden high up in the Andes mountains it was completely missed… Read more »

Virgen del Carmen Festival, Aguas Calientes, Peru

Although Virgen del Carmen is actually the patron saint of Paucartambo, a town near Cuzco, many Andean towns celebrate a festival to honour her. As the last stop before Machu Picchu,… Read more »

Parade in Plaza de Armas, Cuzco, Peru

It seems during the summer there is a parade every weekend around the central plaza in most Latin American towns and Cuzco is no exception. As I sit here on the Starbucks balcony sipping… Read more »

Cycle Challenge, Death Road, Bolivia

Any of you Top Gear fans will probably have first seen the Yungas road (death road) on the Xmas special a few years back. The road from La Paz to Coroico is narrow, has huge drops… Read more »

Shoe shine kid, Sucre, Bolivia

Saw this chap earlier polishing shoes in the Plaza de Mayo in Sucre the capital city of Bolivia. There are a lot of children car washing, shoe shining and begging alongside adults… Read more »

El Tio, Cerro Rico Mines, Potosi, Bolivia

Potosi is a brutal and unforgiving place for miners. Millions have died in the mines of Cerro Rico (Rich mountain) since silver was discovered there in the 16th century. Above ground… Read more »

View from Cathedral of San Luis Potosí, Bolivia

Today I had a good look around Cathedral of San Luis Potosí. It was probably not the best idea to climb the bell tower as I was already feeling very dizzy due to the high altitude… Read more »

Laguna Colorada, Eduardo Avaroa Andean National Reserve, Bolivia

Laguna Colorada (Red Lagoon) is a shallow salt lake in the southwest region of Bolivia, located within Eduardo Avaroa Andean National Reserve and near the border to Chile. The lake… Read more »

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