entered Peru traveling on narrow, twisty, mountain roads in an old
school bus, from Cocacabana, Bolivia. At the border, entering Peru,
a group of us "viajeros", hired a van to take us to Puno
on Lake Titakaka. From there I had planned to go to Cusco by train,
but the Peruvian railway was on strike, so I continued on by bus.
It was 1984 and my first trip to South America. Having planned 6 months
off from my business, as a photographer in the US, I carried the minimum
gear in a small pack, including my camera, 2 lenses and about 30 rolls
of Kodachrome 64 slide film. In the Peru altiplano, the summer was
warm during the day and cool at night. For me, it was easy to get
sunburned in the clear mountain air. The pictures you see here were
taken between Puno, Cusco, Machu Pichu and the village of Pisac...