Colorful Peru: Puno and Lake Titicaca

During my Peruvian part of the South American trip I visited Puno, a city in southeastern Peru, located on the shore of Lake Titicaca. By volume of water, Lake Titicaca is the largest lake on the continent. It is often called the highest navigable lake in the world, with a surface elevation of 3,812 m (12,507 ft). Within four-days/three-nights stay …

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Larcomar. Miraflores, Lima, Peru

In Lima, Peru I’ve stayed in Miraflores district, a few blocks from a famous Larcomar Mall built into the cliffside of the Pacific Ocean. Larcomar is a huge complex which has its own movie theater, bowling lanes, pool hall, and museum. Many Peruvian fashion designers have boutiques in Larcomar, and there are plenty of high-end jewelry and clothing stores. Larcomar …

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Entrance to the Secret Chamber of Machu Picchu. Click on image to view without markings.

My Inca Trail tour guide has told me a story about a secret chamber full of gold and silver treasures discovered under one of the houses at Machu Picchu’s urban site. He said that the chamber has not been opened yet and took me there for a “photo-check-mark” (see below). I had a funny feeling standing above buried Incas treasures …

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The Carter Center. Atlanta, Georgia

My photo archive stores a variety of photos taken in Atlanta, Georgia, my current home town. Unfortunately, I do not publish them here at Memographer.com as much as I would love to… So, this is my attempt to fix the issue ;) In the beginning of April I visited The Carter Center, located on 37 acres (150,000 m2) of parkland, …

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Semana Santa - The Holy Week of Easter in Latin America

Semana Santa, the Holy Week of Easter, is the most important Catholic religious festival in Latin America. It begins on Domingo de Ramos (Palm Sunday) through Jueves Santo (Maundy Thursday) and Viernes Santo (Good Friday), culminating in Pascua or Domingo de Resurrección (Easter Sunday). Semana Santa celebrates the last days of Christ’s life, the Crucifixion and Resurrection, as well as …

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Mystery of Easter Island

Dedicated to the 13th Anniversary of my Intercontinental travel. Easter Island (Rapa Nui) is an island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean, which is famous for its 887 extant monumental statues, called moai. It is the most remote inhabited island in the world. The nearest continental point lies in central Chile, at 3,512 kilometres (2,182 mi). The name “Easter Island” (Isla …

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Santiago, Chile: Street Photographer’s Paradise

This is the third post of photos from my Street Photography Day in Santiago, Chile. Check out other posts here: Santiagueños – Santiago People and The Faces Of Santiago De Chile. Click on image to view full size.

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Hiking Peru's Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

The Inca Trail is the most famous trek in South America and is rated to be in the top 5 treks in the World. It combines beautiful mountain scenery, lush cloud-forest, subtropical jungle and incredible Inca ruins. The final destination of the trail is the mysterious Lost City of the Incas – Machu Picchu. This is the second part of …

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On My Shelves. My Travel Bring-back Collection. Season 6

On My Shelves is my Instagram photo project – I take photos of stuff from my shelves using a phone camera and post them here in Travel Photo Journal (all items are related to my travels or photography). This is the sixth set of pictures. Click here to read about the project in its “pilot episode” or click here to …

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Chachabamba Ruins, Peru

There are several “official options” of trekking Inca Trail to Machu Picchu available from Cusco, Peru. The most popular are 4-Day “Classic Inca Trail“, 2-Day “Short Inca Trail” and 7-Day “Mollepata – Salkantay – Wayllabamba – Machu Picchu“. These treks are subject to Inca Trail regulations which require the presence of a licensed tour guide and purchase of a trek …

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Ollantaytambo, Peru

After arrival to Cusco from Lima I promptly relocated to Ollantaytambo, a small town in Sacred Valley. During the times of Inca Empire, Ollantaytambo was the royal estate of Emperor Pachacuti who built the town. I really enjoyed my time there. It was exciting to leave on a street built by Incas. In Ollantaytambo I took the most colorful portraits …

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Ollantaytambo, Peru

I had planned my travel in Peru according to elevations of the places I wanted to visit. I have never been at an altitude of above 1,800 m (5,900 ft) before, and had no idea how my body would behave in intermediate altitudes. High Altitude Sickness (AMS – Acute Mountain Sickness) commonly occurs above 2,400 meters (8,000 feet) after a …

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