The Lovely Landscape of the Peruvian Andes
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The Lovely Landscape of the Peruvian Andes


The Lovely Landscape of the Peruvian Andes

Peruvian Andes

It’s been a very long time since my ramblings in the Peruvian Andes and I can’t find where I took this photo. What I clearly remember, though, is how totally speechless I felt every time I looked at the mountains, no matter if they were far away or close-by.

While Machu Picchu, with its magic atmosphere, is undoubtedly the most famous sites of the Peruvian Andes, the mountains are an almost ubiquitous backdrop in Peru, often standing out an impossibly blue sky. Granite peaks, white glaciers, green terraces, pristine lakes. And then the people, most of them descendants of the Incas, proud of their origins and enduring an incredibly hard life.

The mighty, beautiful Andes had  (and still have) such a huge impact on the culture and the life in Peru that it’s impossible to understand and appreciate this amazing country without admiring and understanding the mountains. Like in Nepal, it’s the Andes that made Peru become such a distinctive place. One that it is hard to forget.


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Travel addict and passionate about photography, Simon Falvo started Wild About Travel back in 2009. Leveraging her strong PR background, she developed an extensive knowledge of Digital Communications and Social Media Marketing. Besides travel writing SImon holds workshops and trainings, she collaborated with tourism boards for digital marketing campaigns and participated as a speaker at several events.

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  • Mary @ Green Global Travel
    Posted at 16:26h, 06 September Reply

    Absolutely beautiful photo! It is easy to see how this landscape could leave you speechless as I find myself in a similar position, just trying to soak it all in, in awe of the majesty of the mountains before me. I would love to explore both the landscape and culture in this part of the world in much greater depth. Thank you for this dose of inspiration!

    • Simon Falvo
      Posted at 23:58h, 06 September Reply

      Thank you for the lovely words, Mary. I’m aware that the pleasure everyone of us takes from traveling is very much subjective. Notwithstanding. I try to share my emotions, usually stemming from places which took my breath away, to provide a little bit of inspiration into my readers. If I succeed with only a handful of people, I feel happy, because it makes sense to all the passion I put in my travels and writing.

  • Sarah Lee
    Posted at 10:19h, 18 April Reply

    What a gorgeous shot, Simon!

    • Simon Falvo
      Posted at 00:00h, 07 September Reply

      Awww… Thank you, Sarah. I took it a few years ago, when I did not have such a great camera. but images of the most beautiful places (and there are many of them) of Peru and deeply impressed in my mind and memories.

  • Anita Mac
    Posted at 18:46h, 31 March Reply

    Another stunning shot from you Simon. Gorgeous. Reminds me of Huaraz in Peru – did you trek in that area? Mind you….there are so many stunning areas…that is just me throwing out the only non-Inca hiking I can think of off the top of my head!!! Where ever it is from….it is stunning.

    • Simon Falvo
      Posted at 00:05h, 07 September Reply

      Indeed, this picture was taken in the area of Huaraz, Anita. Problem is that after a few years, I can’t be anymore very precise on the places. What did not fade is the wonder and memories of one of the most beautiful areas in the world I have visited.

  • Simon Falvo
    Posted at 19:16h, 30 March Reply

    It’s a part of the world you would fall in love with, Iain. I’m pretty sure about that! Haven’t been to Patagonia and Chile yet. Hopefully… Soon! 🙂

  • Iain Mallory
    Posted at 18:19h, 30 March Reply

    Beautiful Simon, I’ve yet to visit this this continent and have always wanted to visit the Andes and especially Patagonia too. Seeing images like this just emphasises for me what I’m missing.

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