Condors Fly Freely in Utah and in the Andes of Peru

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Danzas en Paucartambo (Walter Coraza Morveli)

The Wonderful Central Day of Celebrations for the Mamacha Carmen in Paucartambo.

I remember Paucartambo, its two-storied adobe houses painted white, some with blue balconies. I remember its narrow streets where the … 0 85
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Paucartambo Celebrates the Mamacha Carmen

The Mamacha Carmen, the Virgen of Mount Carmel, strides calmly into view today as all over her feast is celebrated.  … 0 81
Sacsayhuaman y su atardecer (Walter Coraza Morveli)
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Saqsayhuaman and Its Connection with Deity

On top of a mountain on the edge of Cusco is found the great fortress of Saqsayhuaman. From there a … 0 115
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Ollantaytambo the Marvelous

Ollantaytambo is an impressive archeological site and historical town located just two and a half hours from Cusco by bus. … 0 94

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