Tag: Peru

The Whole Picture: Windows of Koricancha

The Whole Picture: Windows of Koricancha

| October 27, 2013 | 2 Comments

To build these windows, the Incas used blocks of stone that were cut so accurately that mortar was not needed and between which it is impossible to pass a knife blade.

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The Inca Trail in 70,866 Steps

The Inca Trail in 70,866 Steps

| June 21, 2012 | 5 Comments

Kathryn and I are suckers for infographics—but this one definitely just topped the list as one of our favourites. Our friend (and co-worker) Sean Russo from G Adventures recently did the Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu. Just before he left, the team asked him to count his steps. Check it out!

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The Women of San Pedro Market

The Women of San Pedro Market

| January 3, 2012 | 3 Comments

At Cusco’s Sand Pedro market, you can enjoy a first-hand look at how locals live day-to-day outside the confines of Cusco’s tourist areas. Get off the beaten path a little bit and head to the market for a truly Peruvian experience. And bring lots of film—or make sure that you have abundant space on your memory card. It’s very photogenic.

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The Whole Picture: Machu Picchu Tilt Shift

The Whole Picture: Machu Picchu Tilt Shift

| August 1, 2011 | 5 Comments

This week’s photo incorporates tilt shifting. Tilt-shift style miniature photos are simply photos of real life scenes that are made to look like miniature scale models. This is done using either a special camera lens or with software, instead of a special lens.

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The Whole Picture: Caretaker’s Hut at Machu Picchu

The Whole Picture: Caretaker’s Hut at Machu Picchu

| June 22, 2011 | 3 Comments

On the funerary plain, overlooking Machu Picchu, stands the Caretaker’s Hut. The hut is one of the few structures in Machu Picchu that has a thatched roof. Open on one side—with three windows looking out to the Urubamba valley below—this is one of the best places in Machu Picchu to get the classic photo of the Lost City of the Incas—and Huayna Picchu looming above!

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Cusco: Va para ti!

Cusco: Va para ti!

| April 22, 2010 | 3 Comments

Cusco is a unique combination of the colonial and the Incan. It’s easy to tell where one history leaves off and the other begins.

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A Taste of Peru

A Taste of Peru

| April 17, 2010 | 16 Comments

After joining up in Lima with Jesús, our Gap Adventures CEO, we headed straight for Puerto Maldonado, a smaller city in Southeastern Peru.

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