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The Best Local Travel Pictures of the Year 2011

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 2 January 2012

It’s hard to believe another year has gone by. And with it the grace of another 44 incredible Photos of the Week. We are nevertheless once again proud to present our Photos of the Year – the travel pictures of the year 2011 that most captured the imagination of The Travel Word team and a group of expert external judges. Unlike our Photo of the Year 2010, this year, we had a tie for first place.

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Photo of the Week: The Church of Tisco, Arequipa, Peru

  • Alberto Gonzales (Photo) Mariel Gonzalez (Text)
  • 20 March 2011

This photo was taken in the town of Tisco, which is just located about 200 kilometres north of Arequipa, Peru. It is one of the highest settlements in the Colca Valley. The church pictured here was built when members of the order of Dominican Monks lived in the area before their expulsion in the 18th century. It is set in the midst of a large area of puna and grassland perfect for raising llamas, alpacas and sheep.

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Experience Local Life in the Village of Yanque at the Heart of Peru’s Colca Canyon

  • Maureen Valentine
  • 29 September 2010

In Arequipa’s backyard, in the south of Peru, are two sleepy sister canyons that happen to hold the world records for the largest and second-largest chasms in the world. In Colca Canyon, in the small town of Yanque, locals has banded together to offer tourists a more authentic and unique glimpse into the lives of the area’s Collahua people. Today, the colourful crew of Yanqueños behind Sumac Yanque Ayllu to offer tourists a more authentic and unique glimpse into the lives of the area’s Collahua people.

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‘The White City’ of Arequipa, Peru, Joins whl.travel

  • whl.travel
  • 8 January 2010

THIS ARTICLE IS AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH, SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE. For the adventurous traveller in search of an ideal climate, picturesque scenery and historically interesting architecture, Arequipa, Peru, should figure prominently on any itinerary. Called La Ciudad Blanca or ‘the White City’, Arequipa is a distinctive ensemble of stunning buildings constructed out of sillar (white volcanic rock).

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