Q’eswachaka Bridge

Photo: Victoria Pickering, Building the bridge Perú – The Q’eswachaka bridge is a rope suspension bridge over a gorge of the Apurimac River in the southern Andes. It is renewed every year, using traditional Inca techniques and raw materials. The Quechua-speaking peasant communities of Huinchiri, Chaupibanda, Choccayhua and Ccollana Quehue see it as a means …

Perú Links

Peru Flag Links related to Perú Facebook Llama-Expeditions Vamos-Expeditions Flickr Groups peruvian food South American Ecotourism Tourism Portals http://turismoperu.info http://peru.info @VisitPeru https://www.facebook.com/visitperu https://www.youtube.com/user/VisitPeru @Promperu Blogs Nomadex Llama expeditions – Peru Hikes Peruvian Graffiti Unpaved South America Unpaved South America http://dantefernandezg.blogspot.com Twitter @llamaexpedition @VamosExpedition @VisitPeru @peruviantimes @MINCETUR @Promperu @SERNANP https://twitter.com/actualidadspda https://twitter.com/CITDESPeru Headlines The Rainbow Mountain in …

Quechua

Indigenous Peoples Quechua is the name of a people of the central Andes of South America and their languages. Recommended Listening Quechua – Imagine that while growing up, your parents spoke to each other in a language you didn’t understand, using another language for you and your siblings. Gabina Funegra was exposed, in this way, …

Perú

Peru Flag Perú is bordered on the north by Ecuador and Colombia, on the east by Brazil, on the southeast by Bolivia, on the south by Chile and on the west by the Pacific Ocean. The capital and largest city is Lima. Photos Wikipedia Perú Planeta.com Lima Perú Links South America

World Network of Biosphere Reserves, Status Report

Poster: Masurian Lakes Biosphere Reserve Publisher’s Note: We are editing and adding links to UNESCO Press Release The International Coordinating Council of the Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme meeting in Paris has added 23 new sites to the World Network of Biosphere Reserves, including four that straddle national boundaries. These additions were made during the MAB …

Machu Picchu

Peru – Machu Picchu  is a 15th-century Inca citadel situated on a mountain ridge 2,430 metres (7,970 ft) above sea level, located in the Cusco Region, Urubamba Province, Machupicchu District above the Sacred Valley, which is 80 kilometers (50 mi) northwest of Cusco. Planeta.com Perú

Cusco

Cusco is located near the Urubamba Valley (Sacred Valley) of the Andes mountain range. Cusco is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. VISITING? LOCATION – TRANSPORTATION – The airport is at the edge of the city. There are daily internal flights to and from Lima, Arequipa and small jungle airstrips in the Amazon. Cusco is connected …

Lima

Lima is the capital and largest city of Peru. With a population of more than 8 million, Lima is located in a desert region, hemmed in between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes Mountains. It hardly ever rains, but cold Ocean currents push moisture over the desert, which gets blocked by the mountains, so overcast …