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Peru had a rich cultural life thousands of years before Pizarro turned up in funny clothing. Wander around colonial cities that echo the legacy of Spanish conquistadors, explore the ancient Inca capital of Cuzco, visit the lost city of Machu Picchu and ponder the enigma of the Nazca Lines. Peru also boasts some of the most spectacular scenery in South America. The beautiful Peruvian Andes issue a siren's call to top-class trekkers. These mountains are also home to squillions of indigenous highlanders, who still speak the ancient tongue of Quechua and live a traditional way of life.

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Three farm workers take a Sunday off to explore a nearby town: by alyciakravitz, Views[7]
A Peruvian weaves a necklace to be sold at an artisan craft fair : by alyciakravitz, Views[7]
Peruvian workers relax and smoke after picking coffee: by alyciakravitz, Views[7]
Juan Carlos, the owner of the farm, teaches a Peruvian song to a volunteer: by alyciakravitz, Views[8]
The sleeping area at the chacra, or farm, in the Junín province of Peru: by alyciakravitz, Views[8]
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Enamórate! Life on a Peruvian Coffee Farm

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 | By alyciakravitz | Photo Gallery | Scholarship Entry

I have a lot of obsessions. Not the "omg I'm OBSESSED with pumpkin spice" type of obsession, though I'm not denying that stuff is delicious. My obsessions share blurred boundaries with compulsions, and they are as follows: photography, languages and ... Read more >
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Tags: 2014 travel photography scholarship

Lost colors

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 | By thewickedwax | Flickr Photo Gallery | Scholarship Entry

I have had a passion for photography & adventures since I was 12 years old. I love to travel & if I could choose a job I would like to travel around & take pictures for the rest of my life. I have covered a bit of ground, but would be humble & stunned ... Read more >
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Tags: 2014 Travel Photography Scholarship

Photos: 180 days on

Mon, 13 Oct 2014 | By jugap | Photo Gallery

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Photos: Lima Redux

Wed, 1 Oct 2014 | By 7dayadventurer | Photo Gallery

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A Last Languid Look at Lima: Indian Markets, Chifas and Catacombs

Wed, 1 Oct 2014 | By 7dayadventurer | Views [55]

The tour bus took us out in the direction of the city, but we had gone scarcely any distance at all, still in Miraflores, we come to our first stop and first highlight. Huaca Pucllana is Lima's most famous archaeological site, containing a large adobe ... Read more >


Wed, 24 Sep 2014 | By jugap | Views [59]

Gary has informed me it is now 6 months since we left OZ. We are now in Bolivia at the bolivian end of Lake Titicaca,but back to the north and Peru.We travelled into Peru by o/night bus from Equador and woke up whilst travelling to find a bleak landscape.... Read more >

Taking Portraits in Peru

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 | By responsible-travel | Views [873]

Jeff McAllister is a traveller, blogger and cyclist with an interest in human rights and science journalism. When he first started shooting portraits, his hope was to draw the emphasis away from his own story and place it onto someone else’s. ... Read more >

Tags: inca, photography, portrait equality, travel

Photos: Watching the Flowers

Wed, 10 Sep 2014 | By 7dayadventurer | Photo Gallery

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Miraflores: Flowers, Grass and the Odd Gringo Tourist

Wed, 10 Sep 2014 | By 7dayadventurer | Views [45]

  The Hotel, Antigua Mirafores, has a kind of old colonial hacienda look to it, perhaps more accurately I might say, estancia , as its probably not big enough to be considered a hacienda. Old it is, but it is in good shape and looks like it's ... Read more >

Cusco, Peru- Week 1

Thu, 4 Sep 2014 | By capecodkiwi | Views [58]

After 1 year in New Zealand, 9 months in Australia, and 3 months in Europe, I decided that it was time to finally do something meaningful on this world trip instead of screwing around.  I researched volunteer programs in Peru and came across a program ... Read more >


Sun, 31 Aug 2014 | By coggos | Views [123]

  We were sad to leave Bolivia but excited to visit our last country in South America- Peru.  Our night bus to Cusco allowed us a few hours on Puno to visit the floating villages . These really are extraordinary but you do get the feeling ... Read more >

Tags: arequipe, colca canyon, huacachina, huanchaco, machu picchu, nazca, ollantaytambo, pisac, sacred valley

Photos: Peru

Sat, 30 Aug 2014 | By coggos | Photo Gallery

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Stop #3 - Welcome to the Jungle - Peru

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 | By rachelstewart2 | Views [91]

  Welcome to the Jungle – Manu National Park, Peru Pre-Inca Ruins   Day 1 – We had a long drive from Cusco to the edge of Manu National Park. On the way we stopped to see some pre-Incan ruins. They ... Read more >

Tags: amazon, jungle, laselva, manu, manunationalpark, nature, peru, selva, theamazon, trekking


Fri, 15 Aug 2014 | By hpmoon | Views [89] | Video | Scholarship Entry

I have a long history of adventure traveling with portable filmmaking gear that fits in a backpack, but yields cinematic quality with the immediacy of documentary style. My work, with examples at www.zenviolence.com, is focused on world cultures and ... Read more >

Tags: 2014 Travel Film Scholarship to Mexico

Photos: Juliaca Route 3N Lima Redux

Fri, 8 Aug 2014 | By 7dayadventurer | Photo Gallery

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