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Copacabana and Isla de Sol

“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.”

– Gustave Flaubert 692 more words

Peru #3: Machu Picchu via the Salkantay Trail

It was without doubt the biggie on my trip to Peru. I’d seen countless images of Machu Picchu, one of the seven modern wonders of the world, and there’s no question that it’s extremely photogenic. 4,287 more words

Peru #2 Cusco: the centre of the Inca empire

Cusco, the mystical centre of the famous Inca empire. Over 3000m above sea level and the departure point for Machu Picchu. It’s a world away from… 1,971 more words

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Getting High in Peru and Bolivia

One big caution for travel in Peru and Bolivia is altitude sickness. Symptoms include dizziness, headache, nausea, shortness of breath, fatigue. In more serious cases, weakness, confusion and other extreme symptoms can happen and need to be treated medically. 274 more words

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Love affair with coca

In an Incan legend, a number of men aggressively pursued a particularly beautiful and pure young woman. She resisted all temptation which angered them. The men ended up abusing her, and she responded by committing suicide. 337 more words

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