Peru (February - April 1998)

Note: during my round-the-world trip I did not have a single lense reflex camera yet.
I only had a very simple point-and-shoot camera without zoom options.

The route
Three months in Peru, one of which working as English teachers in Puno.

Floating reed islands of the Uros people in Lake Titicaca (+3800m). The reed rots away from the bottom and is
replenished from the top. It feels like walking on a waterbed!

A drawing bought (under light force) from a kid inhabitant of the floating islands of the Uros people.

On the island of Taquile in Lake Titicaca.

On Taquile

Part of the group we shared the tour with

Festividades de la Virgen de la Candelaria, Puno.
Yearly festival held by 8000 Aymara indians.

Group 1 of my students; I taught English in Puno, Peru for a month

Group 2 of my students

Kids still up at night

Niños Unidos Peruanos - long term project for street kids

Market in Cuzco. When the train comes, everybody moves their stuff.


Santa Catalina monastery in Arequipa

More popular than Coca-Cola! Tastes like bubble gum.   :-S

Our guide to the Colca Canyon

Hot spring with mineral water from the mountain (Chivay)

Village in the Colca Canyon

Colca Canyon
Here we saw condors with a 3 meter wingspan

Ballestas islands, off the coast at Pisco


Central Market in Lima

Easter festivities in Lima

Seller of empanadas, Huaraz (northern Peru)

Kids in Chavín de Huantar, northern Peru

More Peru pictures
I visited Peru again in 2006. See pictures of that trip here.

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