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Travel Map and Photo Blog - Peru, Bolivia

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Travelling to Peru/Bolivia... arriving in Lima (Peru), via Santiago (Chile) and Auckland (New Zealand), then travelling 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)...

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

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

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

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

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

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

'Cuesta de San Blas', Cuzco, Peru.

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

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

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

Stepping back in Time
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.

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

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

Revellers on 'Copacabana Beach', celebrating their National Day, Copacabana, Bolivia.

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

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

Other photos from my travels;

Peruvian photos - (PhotoStream)
Bolivian photos - (PhotoStream)

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


Travel Map and Photo Blog - Japan

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Travelling to Tokyo... arriving in Narita (Japan) via Amsterdam (Netherlands), then travelling to/through; Tokyo, Narita (Japan) and back home via Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)...

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

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

Other travels to Japan/Korea include;

Japan/Korea 2012 - Traveling from Osaka to Seoul.
South Korea 2007 - Kimchi tour around the unique island.

Other Japanese photos from my travels;

Japanese photos - (PhotoStream)

◄ Spain/Portugal 2005 ---------------- Table of Contents ---------------- Peru/Bolivia 2006 ►

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


Travel Map and Photo Blog - Spain, Portugal

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

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

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

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

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

Walking along the timeless streets, Porto, Portugal.

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

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

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

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

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

Other photos from my travels;

Spanish photos - (PhotoStream)
Portuguese photos - (PhotoStream)

◄ Sri Lanka 2004 ---------------- Table of Contents ---------------- Tokyo 2005 ►

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

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