Thursday, July 16, 2009

Day 39, some UNESCO sites of Peru

We leave Santa Cruz for Peru.
We are going to meet my very dear friend Karla in Lima.
Karla has recently become a Mom:-) Congratulations again my dear Karla:-) Since she is unable to accompany us on all the tours, she was kind enough to book all our tours online so we are going to visit a few of
the UNESCO sites of Peru.


Although severely damaged by earthquakes, this 'City of the Kings' was,until the middle of the 18th century, the capital and most important city of the Spanish dominions in South America. Many of its buildings are the result of collaboration between local craftspeople and others from the Old World. The tour guide points out the the Palacio Arzobispal de Lima as we drive by in our horse drawn carriage....

Next stop:Arequipa

The historic centre of Arequipa, built in volcanic
sillar rock, represents an integration of European and native building techniques and characteristics, expressed in the admirable work of colonial masters and Criollo and Indian masons. This combination of influences is illustrated by the city's robust walls, archways and vaults, courtyards and open spaces,and the intricate Baroque decoration of its facades. Its fascinating, isn't it Sita?

Río Abiseo National Park

The park was created in 1983 to protect the fauna and flora of the
rain forests that are characteristic of this region of the Andes. There is a high level of endemism among the fauna and flora found in the park. The yellow-tailed woolly monkey, previously thought extinct, is found only in this area. Research undertaken since 1985 has already uncovered 36 previously unknown archaeological sites at altitudes of between 2,500 and 4,000 m, which give a good picture of pre-Inca society....Nopi is loving this.....

What's wrong guys?....
hmmm, the guys look a little bored........these guys are really not too interested in these UNESCO sites......OK...I agree, I am also looking for something a little more interesting.........lets see where to next?
Oh, wow, guys, you are definitely going to love the next few stops........well, I know I am :-)

1 comment:

Karla said...

So interesting my dear Sandy.
Peru has many interesting and historic places as you show here. There's a place that is not just intereseting, is also magic, funny and great : Machu Picchu, Cusco.
You can see nature places and also people is so nice and kind. If you go, you would like not leave.