Peru's Colca Canyon

Onwards to explore Colca Canyon!

Onwards to explore Colca Canyon!

I was rummaging through my Flickr account this weekend while sick in bed and rediscovered a few photos from my 2010 trip to Peru. I visited Peru for over three months, living in the southern city of Arequipa and visiting many places such as the beaches of Camana, Lake Titicaca and Machu Picchu from there. But one of the very first trips I made was outside of Arequipa the city and deeper into Arequipa the region. This post is dedicated to reminiscing on my tour from the city into the mountains and out to Rio Colca. Because I didn't have that many photos I found myself googling to remember all the different places I visited and decided to include a few links so you can "visit" them too!

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Admiring the geology of Patahuasi

Admiring the geology of Patahuasi

Chucura Volcano

Chucura Volcano

First look up close look of the Andes

First look up close look of the Andes

Atop Cruz del Condor with an actual condor!

Atop Cruz del Condor with an actual condor!

Quechua girl in traditional dress

Quechua girl in traditional dress

Chilling with a hawk in Yanque

Chilling with a hawk in Yanque

The Church of the Immaculate Conception of Yanque and the dancing ladies

The Church of the Immaculate Conception of Yanque and the dancing ladies

Best dressed llama in Yanque

Best dressed llama in Yanque

Grazing llamas and alpacas

Grazing llamas and alpacas

Colca River and a view of the valley

Colca River and a view of the valley