A place in Peru

In a place in Peru, there is a surprising landscape of salt terraces, they are “Las Salinas de Maras”.
Their exploitation is as old as the Inca empire and they are located on the side of a hill in the “Sacred Valley”. The name of the salt flats in Quechua is Kachi Raqay and it is made up of about five thousand pools of about 5 square meters each, the water is filtered in the pools and evaporates by the action of the intense sun, causing the crystals of coarse salt to sprout. After 1 month the salt reaches 10 cm tall and has to be harvested.
In one part of Peru, there are some islands built with totora, where a community lives whose origins date back to times before the Incas: they are the Floating Islands of San Pedro de Kapi in Lake Titicaca, home to the Uros. They are located in the Bay of Puno and there are about 20. Each one is inhabited by 3 to 10 Uro-Aymara families, who build and roof their houses with reed mats, as well as make the islands. The Uros call themselves kotsuña, “the lake people”, and maintain the tradition of artisanal fishing, especially karachi and silverside, as well as hunting wild birds.
In a place in Peru, there is a place of visual magnificence: it is the Cordillera Huayhuash, legendary for being the source of the mighty Amazon. It has peaks that rise above 6,600 m, the Huayhuash is a compact range of 20 main mountains knotted by the blue of the glacial ice and beautiful lakes. It is considered the best place in the world for Andean trekking. A trip around the entire circuit is 170 kilometers of hard walking.

Photography: own and from the internet

Taken from a PowerPoint design by: Eliza

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