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Buen Viaje – Take a Virtual Journey to Peru with these Magical Images

As you read this I am somewhere in the middle of Peru, scouting locations, meeting guides, and planning a new photography travel tour here for 2016.

So I thought it would be appropriate to give you an inspiration with some of my images of Peru from 2007. I was so in love with the place and vowed to return. It took me eight years but I did it!

Peru is a magical place. Not just Machu Picchu but the people, the culture and the food. It wasn't even on my radar until I had an opportunity to go on a friend's tour as her unofficial photographer (thanks Didi!) and I knew one day I'd be back, and next time I want to bring people with me too – could be you.

That's the plan. One of the most requested destinations for a new travel tour was Peru, so – you asked for it, we're building it! Watch for details in coming months, but I promise you it will have some special activities just for photographers, and maybe a few surprises too.

Buenos días (good day) y hasta pronto (see you soon)!

The fog lifts to reveal the magical Inca ruins of Machu Picchu, Peru.
The fog lifts to reveal the magical Inca ruins of Machu Picchu, Peru.
Truly a marvel, built atop a mountain - Machu Picchu, Peru.
Truly a marvel, built atop a mountain – Machu Picchu, Peru.
New inhabitants (llamas) at Machu Picchu.
New inhabitants (llamas) at Machu Picchu.
Layers in the fog at Machu Picchu, Peru.
Layers in the fog at Machu Picchu, Peru.
The steps and ruins of Machu Picchu, Peru.
The steps and ruins of Machu Picchu, Peru.
Golden sunset light on the Andes mounatins in Peru.
Golden sunset light on the Andes mounatins in Peru.
Mama Sentusa - the oldest lady in the Sacred Valley, Peru.
Mama Sentusa – at the time of this photo was the oldest lady in the Sacred Valley, Peru. She has since passed at over 86 years old.
Washing laundry in the stream
Washing laundry in the stream, mountain village, Peru.
Simple rock house in remote mountain village, Peru.
Simple rock house in remote mountain village, Peru.
Young Peruvian girl in mountain village, Peru.
Young Peruvian girl in mountain village, Peru.
Children traditional attire in remote mountain village, Peru.
Children traditional attire in remote mountain village, Peru.
Farmer in remote village, Peru
Farmer in remote village, Peru
Peruvian girl in mountain village, Peru.
Peruvian girl in mountain village, Peru.
Quechuan shaman in Sacred Valley, Peru.
Quechuan shaman in Sacred Valley, Peru.
Peruvian boy in Ollantaytambo Peru
Peruvian boy in Ollantaytambo Peru
Ladies at the market in Ollantaytambo Peru
Ladies at the market in Ollantaytambo Peru
Market in Ollantaytambo, Sacred Valley - Peru
Market in Ollantaytambo, Sacred Valley – Peru
Ladies walking in a field with food for their husbands in Peru
Peruvian sheep herder with baby.
Ladies walking in a field with food for their husbands in Peru
Ladies walking in a field with food for their husbands in Peru
Old Peruvian lady in Chinchero Peru
Old Peruvian lady in Chinchero Peru
Naturally dyed wools in Chinchero Peru
Naturally dyed wools in Chinchero Peru
Peruvian weavers in Chinchero Peru
Peruvian weavers in Chinchero Peru
Weaver in b/w near Cusco Peru
Weaver in b/w near Cusco Peru
Peruvian band in forest near Cusco Peru
Peruvian band in forest near Cusco Peru
Peruvian musicians in forest near Cusco Peru
Peruvian musicians in forest near Cusco Peru
Lady with baby and llama - near Cusco Peru
Lady with baby and llama – near Cusco Peru
Plaza de Armas - Cusco Peru
Plaza de Armas – Cusco Peru
Window in Cusco Peru
Window in Cusco Peru
Street in San Blas - Cusco, Peru
Street in San Blas – Cusco, Peru
Ladies with llamas Cusco, Peru
Ladies with llamas Cusco, Peru

Cheers,
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