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This Photo of the Week is a bittersweet one — it marks my third and final week with Zoe.

We spent it in style. After leaving Cusco, we hopped down to Lake Titicaca and spent a few days soaking up the peaceful atmosphere before a serious gear shift to festival mode for Puno Day. We kept up the chaos when we pushed on to a serious party hostel in Arequipa with a birthday celebration that stretched three days! It was a very sad goodbye, as I likely won’t see Zoe again until March and I’ve loved having her as a travel buddy.

Now I’m heading into the Colca Canyon with a group I met at the hostel, my final adventure before I wind back to Cusco to hunker down and get to work on some freelancing projects.

Onto this weeks’ photos!

Photo A
Lake Titicacascenes from Lake Titicaca

Photo B
Puno Week Processiona procession from the Uros Islands

Photo C
Plaza Del Armas Punothe Plaza del Armas in Puno

Photo D
Puno Week Festivitiesboys celebrating in Puno

Photo E
Arequipa Monastery a monastery in Arequipa

Which photo is your favorite?

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27 Comments...
  • Sam
    November 10 2013

    So nice to see these familiar scenes through a different eye! It’ll be interesting to hear how you like Cusco as a very temporary base.
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    • Alex
      November 12 2013

      I’m going to be thrilled to stay put for a whole week after all this bouncing around, I’ll tell you that much! This super fast travel style definitely takes a toll 🙂

  • Rika | Cubicle Throwdown
    November 10 2013

    I love A and B…always such a big regret that I never made it to Lake Titicaca while in Peru (or anywhere in the south for that matter – guess it’s time to plan a trip!)
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    • Alex
      November 12 2013

      Heck yes! Everyone does the south though — it’s pretty cool though that you saw parts of Peru most tourists never step foot in!

  • Melanie Fontaine
    November 10 2013

    I love Photo B! The colors are amazing!
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    • Alex
      November 12 2013

      Thanks Melanie! I can’t wait to show more photos from that festival!

  • Sky
    November 10 2013

    LOVE Photo B!

    • Alex
      November 12 2013

      Thanks for voting, Sky! 🙂

  • Stephanie
    November 10 2013

    Photo C is my favorite. 🙂
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    • Alex
      November 12 2013

      Pretty amazing setting for a festival, eh!?

  • Jade
    November 10 2013

    Your photos this week are awesome! I love them all! Your time in Peru is bringing back so many great and colourful memories 🙂

    • Alex
      November 12 2013

      Aw, I’m so glad to hear that Jade! Thank you!

  • GRANDMA JOYCE
    November 10 2013

    A and B are BOTH my favorites—how can one chose between such fantastic pics?!?!

    • Alex
      November 12 2013

      Thanks Gram! Love you!

  • Steve
    November 11 2013

    I am going for photo B.
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    • Alex
      November 12 2013

      Thanks for voting, Steve!

  • Breanna
    November 11 2013

    photo a or b

    • Alex
      November 12 2013

      Thanks for voting Breanna — those seem to be the popular choices this week!

  • Ashley of Ashley Abroad
    November 11 2013

    I love the colors in Photo A… but all are seriously beautiful!
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    • Alex
      November 12 2013

      Thanks Ashley, that is very sweet!

  • Kristen Noelle
    November 11 2013

    I’ve got some major catching up to do. Love B, the boat procession looks awesome!

    • Alex
      November 12 2013

      Thanks for always checking back in, Kristen!

  • Maddy
    November 11 2013

    Maybe it’s the crafter in me, but I love the textiles in the first picture!
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    • Alex
      November 12 2013

      It’s funny, that trip brought back long-repressed memories of a weaving summer camp I went to when I was a kid. I don’t remember a thing, but I think I have a few textile example somewhere to prove I did it!

  • Amanda thePanda
    November 12 2013

    I love the gorgeous smiling faces in D, that’s the best part of travel 🙂
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    • Alex
      November 12 2013

      There’s actually a really funny story behind that photo — can’t wait to tell it when I write the full post 🙂

  • TammyOnTheMove
    November 13 2013

    Photo B looks amazing. I love those boats! I am surprised that they don’t sink actually.
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