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Month: July 2011

Machu Picchu: Is it reaching its peak? – latimes.com

Machu Picchu: Is it reaching its peak? – latimes.com

Machu Picchu: Is it reaching its peak? – latimes.com. Today, July 24 marks the 100th anniversary of “discovery” of Machu Picchu. The above article makes a front page of today’s Los Angeles Times travel section. For your own trip to the Inca citadel please see our page. Happy reading!

Flags of South America part 3 – Peru

Flags of South America part 3 – Peru

Peru is the third installment in this series. A country rich in pre-colonial history, it was the home to one of the most admired civilizations in respect to building intricate stone structures. One only needs to visit the ruins of Ollantaytambo, Sacsayhuaman or Machu Picchu to stand in awe of the architectural marvels. After nearly 300 years, Peru has gained its independence from Spain in 1821 and the last forces were defeated in 1824. The meaning of the flag: Three…

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Galapagos Islands get more protection.

Galapagos Islands get more protection.

Galapagos establishes new landing rules for cruise ships – Travel Weekly. This will most likely affect travel to this pristine ecosystem. The recommended length to go is at least 10 days. This is inevitably a travel trend of the future, limited visitation in an effort to preserve our last wild places. As more and more people travel the world the impact of the mass tourism needs to be controlled. We see it here in the US with the access to…

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Flags of South American countries part 2 – Chile

Flags of South American countries part 2 – Chile

Today is the 4th of July. The United States Independence Day.  I thought I should post the second installment of the series on South American flags today because of similarities between the flag of Chile and the United States. In fact, the US flag has been a source of inspiration to several nations ( the design and colors have been the basis for a number of other flags, including Chile, Liberia, Malaysia, and Puerto Rico) in its design which is…

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.: ANDINA – Peru News Agency :.

.: ANDINA – Peru News Agency :.

Cusco, Jul. 02 (ANDINA). Centennial celebrations for the scientific discovery of Macchu Picchu start on Saturday in Cusco with the opening of the photographic exhibition Remembrances of Machu Picchu. The exact date of the celebration is on July 7th. That day a limited amount of tourists will be allowed to get into the park which will close at 2pm. via .: ANDINA – Peru News Agency :.. Local villager blows a “pututu” from the heights of Machu Picchu. Photo:ANDINA/Piero Vargas