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On holiday in the winter of 2013 we took a swoop by the floating Uros islands, near Puno on the Peruvian side of Lake Titicaca, and a day at the excellent Museo Larco in Pueblo Libre, Lima. Not only does the museum display a collection of ceramics from an impressive array of pre-Colombian Peruvian cultures, but they keep their non-display collection open to the public as well. If only more museums would follow suit.

A Word A Week Photograph Challenge – Pots


Waiting… at the top of the world

Waiting... at the top of the world

An Amantaní woman waits for visitors to the island.
Lake Titicaca, Peru

A Word A Week Photograph Challenge – WAITING


Up, up, and away

Reed boats in the Uros

Reed boats in the Uros

Cuzco is *&”£ing freezing at this time of year. Puno is !?*$ing freezinger. And the night I spent on the island of Amantaní in Lake Titicaca was possibly the ***%%$!!”ing freezingest night of my life. This has really helped to put the winter in Lima in perspective. As my colleagues shivered and snivelled this week in school, bundled up in coats and scarves, I ran gaily about in my cardigan feeling fine in the 14 – 17° weather. Although even I have to admit that however mild that sounds for the middle of winter, the humidity does make it feel colder, and the neverending cloud cover makes for a gloomy, relentless few months, as described by the Associated Press in this article on Lima’s coldest winter in 30 years. More

Feathered friends

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