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Postcards from Peru

  • March 20th, 2014 | Travels

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    Jack at our Chelsea shop recently returned from a trip to Peru and shared some of his photos with us.

    I traveled to Peru with my best friend from college who happens to be a native Peruvian. We stayed with his family in Lima for several days before boarding a short flight to the colonial city of Cusco, the historic capital of the Inca Empire, situated at 11,200 feet above sea level. After exploring the city for a few days, we took a bus to a train, which took us to the base of Machu Picchu. The following morning we awoke at 4 AM to hike the base of the Andes mountains to reach the ancient city of Machu Picchu. After summiting, we returned to Lima to spend a few final days hanging out at the beach, surfing, and exploring the city’s cultural hotspots.

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    Two woman in traditional garb carrying a goat. We ran into them on our way to Machu Picchu.

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    View of the city of Cusco.

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    View of Machu Picchu.

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    Streets of Cusco.

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    Fruit vendor at the Mercado Central de Sand Pedro in Cusco.

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    Grilled Cuy (guinea pig) with Inca Cola at the Festival de San Sebastian outside of Cusco (It might be gruesome but it’s the staple meat raised in the households and Inca Cola is Peru’s national soft drift!)

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    Woman in traditional clothing.8
    Children dressed up for the Festival de San Sebastian.

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    Surfer walking up from the beach in Miraflores district of Lima.

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    Famous El Malecon park along the cliffside of Miraflores in Lima (and Lima’s infamous overcast sky).

     

    - Photos by Jack Barrett

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