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Belvedere Lookout of Moorea

Published about 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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Less than 30 minutes' drive away from my "pension" is the higest accessible point by car on the rugged island of Moorea - Belvedere. Had t<a href="http://www.360cities.net/image/belvedere-lookout-of-moorea">...(more)</a>

Boat Launching in Moorea

Published about 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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After breakfast I drove around and happened to stop by at this small pier about 15 minuntes' drive from the "pension" where I spent the previous night.

Moorea at Dawn

Published about 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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The sea smooth as a mirror reflects the heaven above all the colours that dawn brings about as I stroll ouside from the "pension" nearby.

Last Glimpse of Nevados Santa Cruz

Published about 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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Here I bid my last farewell to Nevados Santa Cruz before the trail takes a sharp turn heading down hill.

Laguna Cullicocha on a Cloudless Morning

Published about 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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I spent a freezing night near the bank of laguna Cullicocha and was greeted by the awesome sight of the lake the following morning hardly with any cloud in the sky.

The Second Hurdle - Osoruri Pass (4,860m)

Published about 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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After almost a week constantly on the move in the cordillera, the steep climb up to the first pass from the bottom of Quebra<a href="http://www.360cities.net/image/the-second-hurdle-osoruri-pass-4860m-peru">...(more)</a>

First Hurdle - Vientunan Pass at 4,750m

Published about 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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The following morning I began retracing my steps in 2009 on a hike back to Laguna Cullicocha.Here is the first hurdle - Vientunan Pass at 4,750m looking at the glaciated peak of Miluacocha (5,404m).

Alpamayo Basking in the Sun

Published about 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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Finally landing on the flats of Quebrada, I just caught the beautiful Alpamayo glowing  under the setting sun.

The Mountain Amphitheater below Paso Gara Gara

Published about 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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Descending from Paso Gara Gara (4,830m) is such a joy for the eyes are constantly treated to the beautiful glaciat<a href="http://www.360cities.net/image/the-mountain-amphitheater-below-paso-gara-gara-peru">...(more)</a>

Salinas Grandes of Jujuy

Published about 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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Despite its smaller size, Salinas Grandes in the Jujuy province of Argentina probably sees more visitors and traffics than its colo<a href="http://www.360cities.net/image/salinas-grandes-of-jujuy-argentina">...(more)</a>

Below Gara Gara Pass

Published about 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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As soon as I set foot upon the tiny Gara Gara Pass, a gale so strong as to blow me off the top desended from out of the blue, without any si<a href="http://www.360cities.net/image/below-gara-gara-pass-peru">...(more)</a>

The Valley below Gara Gara Pass (4,830m)

Published about 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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Gara Gara Pass at 4,830m is the second higest pass on the famed Alpamayo circuit and it lies right ahead above that mini-landslide area.

Mesapata Pass at 4,460m

Published about 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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The view from Paso Mesapata (4.460m) is dominated by Mt Pucahirca (6,040m) directlt opposite. Sitting below its many peaks are the two lakes of Safuna but only the lower one could be seen here.

The Lone Family at Huilla

Published about 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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Huilla is only a village on map but amounts to no more than one simple thatched roof hut that houses an extended family of nine under i<a href="http://www.360cities.net/image/the-lone-family-at-huilla-peru">...(more)</a>

Yanacon Pass and Beyond

Published about 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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The final climb on a really sandy and slippery slope nearly sent me hurling back down to the scree below had I not opted to zig-zag my wa<a href="http://www.360cities.net/image/yanacon-pass-and-beyond-peru">...(more)</a>

Iguazu Falls

Published about 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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Iguazu Falls is huge and to gauge its size properly it is necessary to see it from both sides of the border.Looking towards Garganta del <a href="http://www.360cities.net/image/iguazu-falls-south-america-2">...(more)</a>

Laguna Sactaycocha Enroute to Paso Yanacon

Published about 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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Laguna Sactaycocha began to disappear into the shadow as the valley below, quebrada Janajanca was slowly engulfed by darkness.Yanacon Pass, also known as Pucahirca Pass at 4,610m a.s.l. was my last hurdle of the day. 

Sunset over Yanacon Pass

Published about 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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With nightfall fast approaching I quickened my pace to get to the village of Huillca.As I looked back the last rays of the setting sun had turned the peaks of Pucahirca bright orange.

The Valley of Laguna Sactaycocha

Published about 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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The trail peters out eventually just before the valley where Laguna Sactaycocha lies - quebrada Janajanca. The next mountain pas<a href="http://www.360cities.net/image/the-valley-of-laguna-sactaycocha-peru">...(more)</a>

Glowing Santo Domingo Church in the Mayan Heartland of San cristobal de las Casas

Published about 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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The most beautiful church in the quaint little town of San Cristobal de las Casas catching the warm glow of a late afternoon sun following a storm.