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Peruvian Adventure World famous Machu Picchu citadel Peruvia ladies at Lake Titicaca tortora reed island Main square in the capital city of Lima Herd of llama at Saksayhuaman Backpackers on the Inca Trail
The main square in the capital city of Lima.  Despite Lima being within tropical latitudes at 12° 2’ south, the proximity of the Andes moderated the temperature and kept it comfortable.  There is always a cloudy sky in Lima and it hardly ever rains, meaning that artificial irrigation is needed for growing crops.
Here’s a herd of llama near the fort of Saksayhuaman, near Cuzco.  Llama, alpaca and vicuña are fairly common sights in the fields and plains of Peru.  Their fleece is spun into high-quality, very soft wool and knitted alpaca garments are much sought-after.  Alpaca knitwear is Peru is very cheap to buy compared to prices is Britain.
The Inca Trail is very popular for backpackers and hikers when visiting Peru and going up to Machu Picchu.  This photo was taken out of the window of the train that took us from Cuzco - it took three and a half hours to do a 57-mile journey!
The world-famous ‘lost’ Inca city of Machu Picchu.  Built around 1450 and abandoned about 100 years later, it was ‘rediscovered’ in 1911 by the explorer Hiram Bingham and much restoration work has been carried out.  In 1983 it became a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Peruvian ladies at Lake Titicaca.  This style of dress was very typical of most of the local ladies we saw - heavy gathered skirts, knitted cardigans or ponchos and straw hats.
View the certificate I received for visiting Machu Picchu.
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