"SANTA CRUZ TREK 2006"
Lima - Cuzco - Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu - Nazca - Huaraz - Punta Union / September 2006
Following the Inca trails - Pisac, Sacred Valley
Peru, September 2006
Megalomaniacal and eternal walls of the Inca temples,
shaped with copper hand tools and astonishing accuracy
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Colours of the traditional Peruvian costume
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Never completed Incan metropolis Machu Picchu
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"The Lost City of the Incas"
- the holy city and the residence of Incan nobility, 2,340 m a.s.l.
One of the "New Seven Wonders of the World"
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Religion forbade looking directly at their highest diety - the Sun God (Inti),
one could only observe him in the reflection...
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Vendor of coca rolls and energy treats
Coca seller - wholesale merchant
Remains of pre-Incan culture in the underworld of Chavin
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A meal on the job
Omnipresent tradition of handweaving
which once served for storing information and was used instead of writing
Flight above pre-Incan "Nazca Lines"
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Santa Cruz Trek, Cordillera Blanca
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A morning view from the tent after a rainy day - revelation which shows promise
Ascent over the pass
Conquered Punta Union, 4750 m a.s.l.
A view on the other side
"The Most Beautiful Mountain in the World"
Alpamayo, 5947 m a.s.l.
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Descent through the Santa Cruz valley
Back in the civilization - Miraflores, Lima
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Before departure from South America