life through the lens
It's a short journey from the Bolivian side of Lake Titicaca to Peru's, where I arrived at Puno in February 1998.
Peruvian currency - the Nuevo Sol
The Floating Islands of the Uros people, Lake Titicaca
Floating Islands, Lake Titicaca - they are made from interwoven totora reeds. A very touristy place but enjoyable nonetheless
Lake Titicaca from Puno
Another fiesta at Lake Titicaca - this time the Fiesta de la Virgen de la Candelaria, Puno
A military parade at Plaza de Armas, Cuzco
View of Cuzco city centre (altitude - 3330 metres)
The 15th/16th century Inca ruins of Machu Picchu
Temple of the Sun, Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu's sundial
The Sacred Rock, Machu Picchu
A cloud covered Machu Picchu, altitude 2,430 metres
Warming up at Aguas Calientes hot springs
The train back to Cuzco broke down, resulting in hundreds walking by moonlight through the countryside in search of a truck to take us back.
Washing bowls at the Santa Catalina monastery, Arequipa
In the lovely grounds of the Santa Catalina monastery, Arequipa
Advert for the luminous, sickly sweet Peruvian drink - Inka Cola, Nazca. I had loads of it
2000-year-old mummified bodies at Chauchilla cemetery, Nazca
Ready for a stomach churning flight over the famous Nazca Lines with Wendy, Agnes and Louise
A tall narrow triangular 'trapezoid' at Nazca Lines. The Lines date from 300 BC to 700 AD
The Condor at Nazca Lines has a 130 metre wingspan
The Astronaut seems the odd one out, as if made by drunks on a big night out.
See his right hand waving - Nazca Lines
Pisco town centre
The Government Palace, Lima
Statue of Pizarro at the Plaza de Armas, Lima
At an altitude of 3850 metres, Lake Llanganuco, close to Huaraz - hear the crashing of ice down Mt Huascaran from here
Mt Huascaran - 6768 metres high, on the minibus from Huaraz to Yungay
The centre of Huaraz
This is where I saw the effects of the 1997/98 El Nino for the first time - landslides on the way from Huaraz to Chimbote
Northern Peru was affected by El Nino, but I managed to get to Trujillo. This is Plazuela el Recreo
So here I am with Shirley, from Lima, waiting for a flight from Lima to Piura
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