Index to the Peru PhotoDiary pages
- To Peru and, ultimately, Machu Picchu
- Colca Canyon, in Arequipa Region.
- City of Arequipa
- Leaving Arequipa and Colca Canyon
- Lake Titicaca
- Sacred Valley
- Machu Picchu
- Preliminary Peru Links
Last Updated November 12, 2002
Postcards from Peru - collected by aqplink.com
Spirit of Machu Picchu threatened
Newspaper or magazine travel stories on Machu Picchu, etc. (Archives)
Some articles require (free) registration.
- These include travel reports with great photos and also sites with good advice for traveling in Peru and South America.
Added pages by Florence Deems 4/15/02
Added pages by Putchkaperu.com 11/12/02
Found archive of A. Paul Jenkin's spectacular photography 11/12/02
- Machu Picchu in the news - always the most current
- Peru bans flights over Machu Picchu - Andean condors had left (!)
- NY Times: Yale Univ vs Peru re ownership of artifacts, Feb. 1, 2006
- National Geo's 'Mystery Mountain of the Inca"
- NY Times array of articles on Peru - found by my cousin Eleanor Yuen!
- New inca burial site found at Machu Picchu
- Nat'l Geo on the thousands of mummies discovered
- Lost city of the last stand - The Telegraph, Feb. 19, 2002 (thanks to Michael Webb's web-explorations).
- 54% in poverty: "Garbage Boy Illustrates Grim Reality of Peru's Poor"
- Peru earthquake, June 23-24, 2001:
Deadly Quake - ABC News; Search for Survivors;
Video: BBC 6/24 BBC 6/23
- Cable car suspended indefinitely - May 20, 2001
- Frommer's Budget Travel website:
$789 One-Week Air-Hotel Vacation in Peru
- Machu Picchu collapse-danger stories:
Japanese Scientist claims New Scientist magazine exaggerated his findings.
Scientists' reports on effect on cable car building, in addition
New Scientist magazine (3/7/01) and UK Telegraph articles on the peril.
1995 Rock slide report - part of the danger?
- Daily Yomiuri - Feb. 25, 2001
Discovery Channel News
Machu Picchu in grave danger, Japanese researchers warn.
- Ollantaytambo to be ruined by highway project ?
- NY Times, Feb. 7, 2001 - Peru series
Good Morning in Peru's 'Lost City'
A popular trek in the Andes
How to see the desert designs
For travelers in Peru, a few words about safety . . .
Breathless in a Colonial Perch
- Archeology Magazine on "Inca Beer Bash" - Nov/Dec 2000 (quotes in this brief piece are beyond belief). Also, for archeology buffs, an interesting piece on the first Neanderthal skeleton ever found
- Cuzco's Portals to the Past - L.A. Times, 10/15/00
- Star-Telegram (Texas) article on Martin Gray's "Sacret Sites" website and his travel photos and stories.
- Peru unclear about cable car to Inca ruins - The Irish Times, 9/23
- Intihuatana stone damaged by idiotic commercial-makers
Veteran US Explorer Heads to Peru - 8/26
- RUINS under Lake Titicaca - Several stories:
Ancient temple ruins found under lake Titicaca - 8/22;
Bolivians Question Archaeologists - 8/23;
Submerged Titicaca Temple Finds Come to Light - 8/24
Inca flag, gay pride clash in Peruvian Andes - 8/15
- New backpacker rail service in Peru - You can hike part of the Inca trail this way. Other good links included. May 27, 2000
- Peru puts limits on Inca Trail foot traffic - ENN
Too many tourists on trail - ABC News
Latest Status on Trail Fees
- Sacrificial Ancestor - DNA Studies Link Inca Mummy to a Descendent Living in the U.S. (the homeland of the descendents of one child was the Colca Valley of Peru). Scientific American's Discovering Archeology, March-April 2000
- Cuzco Journal - "To get to the Disco, Just Follow the Llama Tracks" - 4/20/00
- Indelible Inca - Long, thoughtful Washington Post piece by Roger Piantadosi, with travel advice at the end
- Altitude Adjustment - Adjusting to dizziness and spectacular vistas, by Ellen Clark
- The L.A. Times Travel Sourcebook - excellent resource.
- The L.A. Times Travel Insider Also, News, Tips, and Bargains, and Women and Traveling. Very helpful is their Archive of helpful articles (including choosing travel insurance).
. . . to be continued . . .
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Andes Music, on CD
The photo above is of musicians who played during the day at the Machu Picchu Hotel's outside dining area when I was there in May '97.
The one below is taken by co-traveler M.A. Campbell. The pouch-purse worn around my neck and in front is recommended by Peruvians, who cautioned us quite often to wear them this way rather than on the shoulder.
Although their primary concern seemed to be safety, this gave me a sense of freedom during the constant walking and step-climbing. The tiny Canon Elph camera was carried on my belt.
This 3-window'd temple is in what's thought of as the Sacred Plaza and is to the left of the Principal Temple. This shows 2 of the windows, one partially, and one 'closet.'
The Temple of the 3 Windows, Machu Picchu
(Larger version, clickable, is 122k.)