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Peru 2017 Books


Something Lost Behind the Ranges: Memoirs of a Traveler in Peru
Phyllis Mazzocchi, 2012

Publisher: Travel Gavel
Format: Paperback, 134 pages
ISBN-10: 0985521805 / ISBN-13: 978-0985521806
Summary: Peru was in a "state of siege," Halley’s Comet was making its cyclical reappearance for the first time in 72 years, and the throngs of tourists that would soon elevate Machu Picchu to a major world tourist destination had not yet descended upon the Sacred Valley.

Before the luxury hotels, high-speed trains, and express helicopters, an independent traveler armed with a poem encounters the obstacles and rewards of a puzzled trail in the quest to reach Machu Picchu, the legendary "Lost City of the Incas." With travels through the highlands of Peru; including Cusco, Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu and Puno; and a circuitous route through La Paz, Copacabana and Lake Titicaca, Bolivia. Past and present converge in a story that is true for all times.

A 2012 Finalist for ForeWord Reviews Magazine Book of the Year, Travel Essays

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