just rent a board and suit from one of many vans parked on the beach in miraflores and you're good to go, cold water though so be ready
streets are generally narrow so using a fisheye is a great way to capture tight spaces.
even on crowded street corners people are generally friendly and chatty along with seemingly genuine about hoping you have a nice stay.
performers in a local festival on a sunday, all the colleges come out to put on a show to demonstrate part of peruvian culture, even the local police and town government get involved
a sample of the rather large local market, some "foods" for sale were pretty bizarre. sampling of said foods would not be a wise choice unless you want to see just how tough your gut is.
the "fallen angel" restaurant in cusco
the "fallen angel"
this bathtub was made into an aquarium which also served as a dining table
artwork abounds in this place, a must see if you ever make it to peru.
another room in the "fallen angel"
often, small doors in the front of a rather ordinary building lead to large markets which you could spend several days exploring.
many back streets are narrow and moody such as this.
a good example of a courtyard that ninety percent of the buildings in town have.
put some coins in the can and the "gargoyle" will lean over and shake your hand and wave, for obvious reasons the kids love it.
mandor waterfalls outside of aguas calliente, aka the machu picchu pueblo
the rather unforgiving landscape looking ominous as passing morning clouds filter through the mountains near machu picchu
aguas caliente, this little town is the last stop before machu picchu, it looks unlevel in this shot because it pretty much is.
aguas caliente as seen from the railroad tracks going to the mandor waterfalls. the mountains seem to swallow up this small town.
one of machu picchu's permanent residents, these llamas are so used to interaction with people they will practically walk over you to get to your lunch. very mellow individuals though.
part of machu picchu seen from the railroad tracks during the walk to the waterfall, shot with a 300mm lens, pretty far up there.
peru may 2014