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Jul 17, 2009 - Peru: Paucartambo Fiesta

Drunken Spanish hacienda owners on horseback, tearful black slaves in chains, malaria sufferers chased by nurses with hypodermic needles...these are three examples of the many dances at the Paucartambo "Virgen del Carmen" festival. Paucartambo sits between Cusco and the Peruvian Amazon and is on the only (dirt) road to the Manu Biosphere. After watching the fiesta all day, we got up at 2:30am the following morning to arrive at Tres Cruces for sunrise. Tres Cruces sits at the edge of the Andes Mountains with a spectacular, never-ending view...

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