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The Harsh Reality of Illegal Gold Mining in South America (46 pics)

Posted in Random » Weird 26 Nov 2014   / 4404 views

These hard-hitting photos show a glimpse into the lives of gold miners in south-east Peru. Miners work 28 hours shifts for minimum wage, are slowly poisoned by the mercury used to bind gold flecks and chew on a mild herbal stimulant that is the basis of cocaine in order to stay awake. The mining also destroys the surrounding tropical forests and the government loses approximately $305 million in taxes every year.

 

The Harsh Reality of Illegal Gold Mining in South America

It Takes a Village to Build a Suspension Bridge (22 pics)

Posted in Random » Wow 24 Jul 2014   / 4286 views

The people of Cuzco, Peru spend three days, 12 hours a day, building this 30 meter long suspension bridge that crosses the River Apurimac every year. This is a centuries old tradition.

 

It Takes a Village to Build a Suspension Bridge

A Beautiful Desert Village That Is the “Oasis of America” (33 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Travel 10 Feb 2014   / 3212 views

Huacachina is a village in the Ica Region of southwestern Peru. This small town has only 115 people and is a resort and tourist destination for locals from Ica and people wanting to experience desert activities like dune rides and sandboarding. Located around a small lagoon, the legend says that a native princess was captured by a hunter and the water she was bathing in became the lake and that she now lives in the oasis as mermaid.

 

A Beautiful Desert Village That Is the “Oasis of America”

Meanwhile in Peru. Part 2 (45 pics)

Posted in Picdumps » Funny 29 Nov 2012   / 8429 views

Meanwhile in Peru (50 pics)

Posted in Picdumps » Funny 6 Jan 2012   / 18810 views

Have you been to the Republic of Peru? You can now start your journey and see some things that happen only in Peru.

 

Meanwhile in Peru

Picture of the Day

Posted in Random » POTD 5 Jan 2012   / 3621 views

Hiram Bingham road leads to Machu Picchu, Cuzco region, Peru.

 

Picture of the Day

Guess What This Is (18 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Food 9 Jul 2011   / 11122 views

Try to guess what it is. The answer is inside the post.

 

Guess What This Is

Hanging Bridge Made Out of Grass (15 pics)

Posted in Pictures 16 Jun 2010   / 7407 views

Qeswachaka, the hanging bridge located at the southern province of Canas in Cuzco, Peru.

It is hand-woven from a local grass called "Qoya". It is 120 feet long and is rebuilt every year by a local community.

 

Hanging Bridge Made Out of Grass (15 pics)

Huacachina - another great destination for summer vacations (38 pics)

Posted in Pictures 9 Jul 2009   / 15190 views

Huacachina is a small lost paradise located in the desert of the Ica region, in south-western Peru. There are only 115 inhabitants (1999).
The particularity of this village is that it has been built around a small natural lake in the desert called the "Oasis of America.”
The two main activities in addition to swimming are sandboarding and taking dune buggy rides on sand dunes that stretch several hundred feet high.
Going on vacations in an oasis is rather cool and frankly, I would be glad to spend one week or two over there this summer!


Huacachina - another great destination for summer vacations (38 pics)















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