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Cuzco pictures from Incascrapers forumers

This city is known as the old Incas capital. Today it receives thousands of tourists annualy that come to see Machu Pichu, inca ruins, the Andes, The Inca Trail, the city itself, its culture. According to official numbers the city recieved 1.1 million foreign tourists and 0.6 Peruvian tourists in 2007. It is Peru´s 9th biggest city. However the Region of Cuzco is one of the poorest, as it is located in the south highlands. (The richest areas in Peru are the central and north coast).



















Machu Pichu
 

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Arequipa pictures from Incascrapers forumers

Peru´s 3rd biggest city. Arequipa is a melting point between European and Andean cultures. It was founded by Spanish and recieved an important Spanish and English (mostly dedicated to the textiles industry) migration till mid 20th centruy. Between the late 60´s and early 90´s the city recieved a big migration from Cuzco, Puno and other southern Peruvian regions and as well form Bolivia.









































 

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Congratulations sebvill!!
I like a lot the people from Peru!! They are so nice!!
The photos are great, this cities have a different kind of energy! Peru is a mystical place!!
thanks!!
 

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Mr.Br*gthside
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Arequipa by Incascrapers forumers

The Misti in the back, a sleeping Volcano.




Posada del Puente


A supermarket near the river in a rainy night


Club Internacional


Suburbs


Valley of Majes, outside the city


Cuzco by Incascrapers forumers

Urubamba Valley "The Sacred Valley" near the city




Up the mountain, the city behind


The town of Aguas Calientes, in the train route between Cuzco and Machu Picchu.

 

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Peru isnt tropical (except the rainforest).

The Rainforest is wet, rainy and over 25 C almost all year.
The Higland have a dry and wet season. Temperatures and rain levels also depend a lot in the altitude. While Arequipa is at 1500 masl, Cuzco is at 4000 masl. In Arequipa the coolest it gets is 5 C, while in Cuzco it goes belw 0 C. In some parts of the higland you can get -25 C (Puno, Juliaca).

Machu Picchu is in what it is called the "Rainforest Eyebrow" or High Forest. Wich has the same climate as the Rainforest but a bit drier and with mountains.

The central and south coast (Tacna, Ica, Lima, Trujillo) have a minimun temperature of 12 C in winter and a maximun of 28 C in summer. This area is almost rainless but its very humid. Lima can have a humidity of 100% in mid-winter (July).

The north coast (Lambayeque, Piura and Tumbes) are warmer. With temperatures going from 32 C to 20 C. And it rains more than in the rest of the coast. The sea is also warmer in this area.
 

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Mr.Br*gthside
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Cuzco´s Sorroundings

Pictures by Ekeko

The Sacred Valley


The small town of Urubamba




Quinua plant


Moray, old "andenerías"


At the bottom left, the "Salineras" of Maras


The village of Chincheros


Chincheros


Chincheros sorroundings










Wheat fields


 
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