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Peru/Bolivia

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View Peru/Bolivia 2006 on joffre's travel map.

Travelled to Peru/Bolivia... arrived Lima (Peru), via Santiago (Chile) and Auckland (New Zealand), then travelled to/through Lima, Huaraz, Trujillo, Cajamarca, Chiclayo, Lima, Ayacucho, Andahualas, Cuzco, Ollantaytambo, Aguas Calientes, Machu Piccu, Cuzco (Peru), Copacabana, La Paz (Bolivia), and back home via Santiago (Chile) and Auckland (New Zealand)...


Laguna Querococha
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In the mountains above Huaraz you'll find Laguna Querococha, Peru.


Naked Peruvian
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The legendary Peruvian Hairless dog, allegedly favourite pet of Incan royalty, Trujillo, Peru.


Cumbe Mayo
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The mystical petroglyphic rock formations of Cumbe Mayo, near Cajamarca, Peru.


Corny Shot
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Peruvians love their corn, hope you do too!




Lord of Sipan
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Ancient Moche burial site, near Chiclayo, Peru.


Plaza de Armas
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The Plaza de Armas in the delightful township of Ayacucho, Peru.


@Cuzco
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Cuesta de San Blas, Cuzco, Peru.



Ollantaytambo Inca Fortress
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The massive Inca Fortress of Ollantaytambo, Peru. (3 stitch shot)


Pisac Man
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Fabric seller at the famous weekend markets, Pisac, Sacred Valley, Peru.


Fields of Gold
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Golden fields of wheat on the way to the terraced amphitheatre near Moray, Sacred Valley, Peru.


Stepping back in Time
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The unique amphitheatre-like terrace built by the Inca's. They used this terraced site as a nursery to find the optimum conditions in which to grow the plants they cultivated, Moray, Sacred Valley, Peru.



Salinas
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In the hills above Urubamba, warm salt laden waters are diverted, channeled, dried and collected at the Incan Pans of Salinas, Sacred Valley, Peru.




Machu Misty Picchu
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A rainy and misty day at mysterious Machu Picchu, Peru.


Copacabana Beach
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Bolivia's famous Copacabana beach taken from the summit of Cerro Calvario, Copacabana, Bolivia.


Celebration
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Revellers on Copacabana beach celebrating their National Day, Copacabana, Bolivia.


Llimani View
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At 6438m, Mount Llimani, the highest mountain in the Cordillera Real, towering over the highest capital... in the World, La Paz, Bolivia.


Witches' Markets
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Offerings to the Pachamama in the Mercado de las Brujas or Witches' Market, La Paz, Bolivia.

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Posted by joffre 13:19 Archived in Peru Tagged peru photography bolivia Comments (0)

Tokyo

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Travelled to Tokyo... arrived Tokyo (Japan) via Amsterdam (The Netherlands), then travelled to/through Narita, Tokyo, Narita (Japan) and back home via Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)...



Cleansing the Flesh
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Stone water basin or Temizusha used to rinse the hands and mouth (the water dipper must not touch your lips) before entering the Meiji Jingu shrine, built for Emperor Meiji (the father of modern Japan) and his Empress Shoken. Harajuku, Tokyo, Japan.



Tickets to Heaven
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Ema or wooden wishing plaques are 'vehicles to the gods' for wishes or prayers at the Meiji-Jingu Shrine, Harajuku, Tokyo, Japan.




Sake Barrels
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Early morning shot of a wall of sake barrels near the Meiji-Jingu Shrine, Harajuku, Tokyo, Japan.




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Posted by joffre 12:02 Archived in Japan Tagged tokyo japan photography Comments (0)

Spain/Portugal

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Travelled to Spain/Portugal... arrived in Barcelona (Catalonia), (Spain) via Amsterdam (The Netherlands) and Tokyo (Japan) then travelled to/through Barcelona (Catalonia), Santiago de Compostella (Galicia), (Spain), Porto, Douro Valley, Lisbon, Sintra, Portalegre, Guardia (Portugal), Salamanca, Segovia, (Castile and León), Madrid (Spain) and back home via Amsterdam (The Netherlands) and Tokyo (Japan)...



Siesta
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An elderly Spanish couple catching an afternoon siesta in the Placa de la Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.


Spiral Stairs
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In the baroque styled Convent of Santo Domingo de Bonaval, built in the 13th century, you'll find this unique triple spiral staircase designed by Domingo de Andrade, Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain.


Porto Views
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Multi coloured apartments in the old riverside district of Ribera along the Rio Douro, Porto, Portugal.


What a View!
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It always pays to be 'looking-up' as this 'mannequin on the balcony' has become quite an institution in Porto, Portugal.



Tipple Ripples
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A Rio Douro river boat meanders it's way along the peaceful Douro Valley, Portugal.


Sintra Palace
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Over looking the historic village you'll find the gothic-designed 'Palacio Nacional da Pena', Sintra, Portugal.


Iconic Lisbon
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Lisbon's archtypal yellow trams, Lisbon, Portugal.


Roof View
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Roof-top view of houses from the 14th century castle in fortified village of Castelo De Vide, Portugal.



Light and Shadows
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View through one of the many alleys in the historic city of Salamanca, Castile and León, Spain.


Roman Aqueduct
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Famous Roman aqueduct in the World Heritage town of Segovia, Castile and León, Spain.


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Posted by joffre 13:27 Archived in Spain Tagged spain photography portugal Comments (0)

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