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    A closeup of the Southern Cross constellation

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    A gelatan made with cactus pear fruit

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    A statue of the Juanita Mummy in Chivay

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    A replica of the child mummy Juanita who was unearthed from a local mountaintop

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    A traditional Peruvian Dress on display in the restaurant

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    Alpaca on a skewer, plantains, peppers, quinoa

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    A view of rural Yanque from my window

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    Apparently this guy wasn't used to visitors

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    Alpaca, plantains, lentils, yams, rice, and purple morado

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    Around Chivay

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    Around town

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    Business center

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    Business transaction

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    Cactus Pear fruit, a bit like kiwi

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    Canine starting his daily rounds

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    Chivay market

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    Chivay town center

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    Church in Yanque

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    Church in Chivay

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    Claro

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    Coming through

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    Gittin Jiggy Wit It

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    Gardening

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    Hanging out in the town square

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    Gotta get these sacks of potatoes to the market

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    Hi I'm a baby alpaca, or maybe a llama, I'm not sure

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    Howdy neighbor

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    I arrive at my hotel in Yanque

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    I'm going to follow this bag of potatoes to the kitchen

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    Inside the Yanque church

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    Inside the Yanque church2

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    Lady and her baby alpaca

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    Life in the not so fast lane

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    Look closely in the top-center and you can see the Southern Cross constellation

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    Local use glass on top of thier walls

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    Looking out the window

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    Macarena

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    Maize

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    Mango Chicken, mmm

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    Market goods

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    More beans, grains, etc

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    New construction

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    My neighbor settles in for the night

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    One of my favorite pictures from Peru was taken from a moving bus window

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    Outfits in the museum

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    Over here gringos

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    Performers in training

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    Productos del Colca

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    Sacks of potatoes

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    So many options, if I only knew what to do with them

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    Souvenirs

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    The accomodations were very nice, but no heat, and it was COLD

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    Taxi

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    The mayor of Chivay passes by

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    The locals were putting on a show in the Yanque town square

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    The museum where the very realistic replica of the Juanita mummy is

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    The moon was out during the day

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    The neighbors

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    The potato originated in Peru and was first cultivated 7000-10000 years ago

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    The real mummy can not be photographed and is in Arequipa

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    The town market is always the center of activity

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    There are over 1000 types of potatoes

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    This is where food begins

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    This place is a ghost town at night

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    This place is deserted

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    Trabajo

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    Traffic jam

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    Yanque at night, oddly enough the dogs did not bark at night here

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    We arrive in the main town of Chivay at this restaurant

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    Yanque homes

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    Yanque in the morning

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    Yanque town center

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    Yanque

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    3 more big birds

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    A lovely view out the window

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    3 big birds

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    A couple of tourists from Mexico that were in my group barter with a local woman

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    A flock of tourists

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    A stone cross at the Colca Canyon viewing site

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    An old cement factory

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    A very strange looking cliff

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    And all this time I've been calling it Colca Canyon

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    And I thought we were the only tourists here

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    At the Condor viewing platform

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    Bike Picture

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    Black and White version of the bike picture

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    Birds of the same feather flock together

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    Bombs away

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    Bringing home the market goods

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    Business meeting

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    Business must be slow today

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    By finding and feeding on carrion they help clean the ecosystem, thereby reducing the chance for diseases to develop

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    Cactus

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    Chachani overlooking a small town

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    Closeup of the farming terraces

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    Coca, all the locals are doing it

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    Colca Canyon has a certain peaceful feeling to it

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    Condors are also commonly called vultures

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    Don't step on this

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    El Misti again

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    El Misti

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    Farmer and his loyal companion

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    Farming terraces

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    Fly like a Condor

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    From Cusco, to Machhu Picchu, to the Amazon, and now here its hard to pick a favorite

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    Get your high altitude souvenirs over here

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    Great place for a picnic

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    Here in the distance you can see Chachani which is 19,997 feet

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    High dessert landscape

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    I didn't really expect to be impressed by these big birds, but I was

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    I believe this little villiage is called Viscachani

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    I think that says, welcome to another world

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    I was able to get about 15 feet from this guy to take this pic

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    I wonder if anyone else is selling the same merchandise as me

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    I'd say this is off the beaten path

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    If you go off the side of the road here, its game over

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    If you think you won't be able to find souvenirs in the middle of nowhere, think again

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    It was very cold in the morning

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    Interesting geology down here

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    Let's make a deal

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    Local lizard

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    Looking down at the canyon floor

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    Looking down into the canyon

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    Lookout below

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    Lots of cacti around here

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    Lots of competition but at least they don't have much overhead expenses

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    Lovely, but haunted

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    Loving this Colca Canyon trip, El Misti is in the background here

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    Moonscape

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    Nevado Chachani

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    More souvenirs at the viewing platforms

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    Off in the distance

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    Once very shy, but now they have become used to tourists and will buzz right over your head

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    One of many big peaks in the area

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    One of the Condor viewing platforms

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    One of the mountains in the distance from this pass is the source for the Amazon River, the exact one is disputed

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    Over here sir, I give you good price

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    Over the pass and on the way to Chivay

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    Overlooking the town of Chivay

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    Patapampa Pass at 4910 m (16109 feet)

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    Peruvian shopping mall

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    Pipe dream

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    Religious bird

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    Rocks and mountains

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    Sadly some locals capture these birds so tourists can pay to take pictures with them, our guide wisely asked us to not support that practice

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    Rural living

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    Self portrait in the middle of nowhere

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    Small town on the other side of the canyon

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    Something tells me that guys is about to pay way too much for that trinket

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    Souvenirs

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    Standing at 16,109 feet there are still plenty of higher mountains in the distance topping 21 thousand feet

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    Sparky and Jojo say Odelay

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    Stone Cross

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    Stone houses

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    Surreal

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    Terraces

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    The Andean Condor has the largest wingspan of any land bird at 10.5 feet

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    Terraces2

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    The Canyon is 3,960 feet deep at this spot

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    The Colca Canyon is up to 13,650 feet deep, more than twice as deep as the Grand Canyon

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    The condors can live up to 100 years

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    The holes in the side of the mountain are gravesites

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    The isn't really a job market here, but this is one way to make some sol's

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    The town of Chivay below

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    The town of Chivay which has an elevation of 11,926 ft

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    The viewing platform from a distance

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    The way the ladies wear thier hats shows if they are single or not

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    There are basically just a couple of stores and souvenir stands, plus the only bathroom in route to Chivay

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    There are many stone shelters and cairns on this pass

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    There were some gnarly looking bees with a stinger about a inch long that were buzzing around here

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    These are either Alpacas or Llamas, I still can't tell the difference

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    These birds can weigh over 30 pounds

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    These birds will fly over your head

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    These condors have a conservation status of NT or near threatened

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    These hillside terraces were likely built by the incas originally

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    These huge condors are the main attraction of the Colca Canyon

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    These little ponds were near the top of the pass

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    This guardrail was slightly comforting, but turned out to be a rare site on the drive

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    Thier more abundant cousins the Alpaca

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    This is a great picture

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    This is a really cool picture of a fellow traveler in our group

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    This is what Colca Canyon is all about

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    This place is amazing, there is a certain serenity about it

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    This region is one of the driest in the world

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    This place looks as good as any to set up a storefront

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    This spot has good thermals which help the condors glide effortlessly over the canyon below

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    Those are some bone dry mountains

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    Traffic Jam

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    Tourist trail

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    Vicuñas are another rarer type of cameloid in Peru

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    Two worlds collide

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    Watch out for Alpacas crossing

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    Vicuñas are protected here in Pampa Cañahuas National Reserve

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    Water is a scarce commodity up here

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    Wearing my Peruvian hat to keep that high altitude sun out of my face

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    Who knew alpacas and sheep could coexist so peacefully

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    Weird looking cactus

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    Working for a living is much different here

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    Wrapping up a days work

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    You can pet me for Un Sol

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    You don't want to break down out here

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