Bird's Eye View
Machu Picchu, Cusco, Peru
Despite the rain and heavy fog, I loved the mystical look of Machu Picchu. I was extremely lucky to get this shot. I watched the clouds for a couple minutes, noticed a gap and took this shot before the clouds enveloped it again.
Islas Uros
Lago Titicaca, Peru
The Uros people, 2000 in Peru, are indigineous people of Peru and Bolivia who were forced onto islands by colonising Incas. They use dried totora reeds to make reed boats and the floating islands. They were also early adopters of solar technology in Peru starting more than 25 years ago.
Taquille Textiles
Taquille Island, Lago Titicaca, Peru
Taquileños are known for their fine handwoven textiles and clothing which were honored by UNESCO as "Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity" in 2005. On Taquille Island, the knitting is exclusively done by men while the women spin and die the wool through vegetables and minerals.
Natural Shampoo
Taquille Island, Lago Titicaca, Peru
A demonstration of natural shampoo made by a local plant and its use of cleaning wool. Our tour guide also told us that the people of Taquille never grow gray hair because of this powerful shampoo.
Town Square
Cusco, Peru
A lively city filled with cafes, ruins and markets. My favorite spots were Museo Del Cafe and ChocoMuseo.
Cusco, Peru
The ruins in Peru are just not complete without the amazing alpacas and llamas.
Pisco Vineyard
Ica, Peru
Pisco is a must try in Peru. On this Pisco Vineyard tour, I learned that Peruvians really love their Pisco sweet!