Peru. We 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...   

 Photographs and text by John O'Heron  ©2017 

Cusco Market Entrance, 1984

 Llama, Machu Pichu


Train to Machu Pichu, Rio Cochabamba

Machu Pichu, 1984

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