Peru trip - finally got the photos up (lots of photos)

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  1. niforpix

    niforpix TPF Noob!

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    Ok, so after taking over 1,800 photos in Peru, it was really hard to pick some of the best ones. I managed to narrow it down to 500, which took most of the night to upload to my Flickr page lol

    Anyway, here are some of them. Keep in mind, these were during the hike, so I wasn't aming for "pro" results.

    Enjoy.

    Leaving Vancouver
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    Toronto airport
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    Lima - The sun was out, but it was smoggy, all day, everyday.
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    Where my wife's cousin (Vicky) got married
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    Restaurant - reception
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    Local church in Lima
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    Strike
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    Outside of a restaurant
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    Another church
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    Typical taxi in Lima
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    Fountain outside a restaurant
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    Our room in the 400 year old hotel in Cusco
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    Main plaza
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    Original street in Cusco
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    Pizza place, there were lots of them
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    Puma in the wall
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    Puma in the wall - the real thing
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    Art museum
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    Cusco from top of a ruin
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    Another site. There were so many I couldn't remember all the names
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    First day of the Inka Trail hike to Machu Picchu
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    Porters would carry our big backpacks. They would leave the camp about an hour after us, and get to the next campsite 2 hours before.
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    Pit stop
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    First site on the way to Machu Picchu
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    These guys carried this coffin as far as we hiked the first day - 16km.
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    Taking a break
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    View from our camp site
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    Porters running by us again...
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    Flower
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    Dead Woman's Pass - 4,200 meters above sea level
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    Made it to the top after 4+ hours of hiking up the mountain
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    Now time to hike down the slippery, steep, uneven stairs
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    Flowers
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    Photographers in action :p
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    Misty jungle
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    Hiking up again
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    In pissing rain
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    Came across this flower
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    Another ruin
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    One of the few flat parts of the trail
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    More crazy steep stairs
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    Whistling frog. They actually sound like birds. Our guide said he has never seen one in person and he's been doing his job for over 10 years.
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    Stairs carved in stone, slippery, can't even fit your whole foot on them. Porters were running down them like it was nothing.
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    More stairs
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    Final night camping
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    Our porters and hiking group
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    Machu Picchu at last!
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    Our guide, Rubin
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    Aquas Calientes
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    Hot springs
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    Back in Cusco - church full of mirrors
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    14 hour bus ride back to Nazca to see the Nazca Lines
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    Thru the bus window
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    Time to see Nazca Lines
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    Nazca mummies
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    Flying back home
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    If you wanna see more, feel free to check out my Flickr site:

    www.flickr.com/photos/niforpix

    Thanks guys.
     
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  2. Renair

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    Excellent series, really liked it.
     
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    Wow, really enjoyed this thread! Hiking up to Machu Picchu is extremely high on my list of places to go/things to do. And seeing the Nazca lines, well, that's a real added bonus.
     
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    Thank you :)

    The hike is 3.5 days. About 8 hours (16km) of hiking each day. But, it depends what package you go with. There are different options. You can do it in 2 days, or even 5 days. I think 3.5 is a good time, because you get a bit of a workout, but you're not too rushed. The porters set up the tents and everything else for you. The meals they cook are amazing. Because of that, I only lost 6 pounts lol They would cook awesome breakfasts, 3 course lunches and dinners. If you want to do the hike, you have took book at least 6 months in advance, as they only let 200 people on the trail per month.
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Very enjoyable photo series. Long, picture heavy, but each of them informative and enjoyable. Thank you!
     
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    niforpix TPF Noob!

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    Thank you. I know what you mean tho. It was hard not showing some of those photos.
     
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    wow, great. I really enjoyed these. Thanks for sharing.:thumbup:






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    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Ahhh.. you made it to one of my dream sites where I still HAVE to go ... :D

    thanks for sharing!
     
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    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    hey, same here, fancy planning an expedition? ;)
     
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    Heehee, why not? I seem to remember that May-July is the best time to go (avoids the rainy season etc).


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    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Hmm, so for this year the best chances are already over ... :(

    Hey, but rain can give the right mood to photography sometimes ;).. the moment just after the rain .....
     
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    Plus it's their winter, so the temperature only gets up to about 25 degrees ceclius. I don't think I'd wanna hike in the summer with 35+ plus degrees.
     

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