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siddharthajoshi

Siddhartha Joshi | Travel photographer | TEDx speaker | Designer | TV: Discovery, NDTV, DD National Feature: CNN, TOI, HT, Huffpost, Shutterstock... #SidTheWanderer https://cnn.it/2xZeVBp
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Before i went to peru, i thought amazon forests were forests around river amazon. logical, right?
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as it turns out, it’s that plus much much more. amazon # consist of all the forests around numerous tributaries of the river too. hence the massive size - it’s about 5,500,000 km2 in size 😱
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by the way, did you know that amazon river originates from peru - but i was still a few thousand kilometres away ☺️
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so yes, i came back from the amazon forests without ever getting to actually see the #amazon river. nothing to feel sad about - this just means that i will have to visit peru once again ❤️
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📷 @dharnidh
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exploring #peru with @peru.
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#sidthewanderer .
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2 days ago comment 123 star 3,395
2 days ago comment 22 star 1,748

This was one memorable morning in #lima ❤️❤️❤️
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how’s your week going? i am in #delhi today but completely swamped with work 🤦🏻‍♂️
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exploring #peru with @peru.
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#sidthewanderer .
#perutherichestcountry #visitperu

3 days ago comment 89 star 3,459

There she goes...
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#cusco (or qosqo in the local dialect) is a lovely town, and i can easily see myself spending a week there just soaking it all in. the first look of the town gives a quintessential spanish vibe and most people fall for it and love it.
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however, it’s spanish legacy also camouflages (not successfully though) something far more important - it’s painful history. cusco was the capital of the vast and hugely powerful incan empire and also the jewel of the crown. it was famed as the city of gold and that’s what got the spaniards interested in the city.
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once conquered the city underwent extensive transformation - the old city was systematically dismantled or converted into a spanish style town. even today the buildings here have a unique styles - base with incan stones and the rest in typical spanish style.
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the incan temples were not spared either and they were either destroyed or converted into churches. today some of these have been restored and these give some idea about the astonishing legacy of the incans. the best way to explore this aspect of the city is through a city walk with a local and that’s how i learnt about it...
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exploring #peru with @peru.
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#sidthewanderer .
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4 days ago comment 25 star 1,843

I wish i had time to make a longer time-lapse here...anyway, this is all i have 🤩
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5 days ago comment 107 star 2,491

Suggest a caption?
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i will give a shoutout to the best ones in my stories (brownie points if it’s funny). bring it on! 😍😍😍
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exploring #peru with @peru.
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#sidthewanderer .
#perutherichestcountry #visitperu

5 days ago comment 206 star 2,599

There’s nothing like having a good time with your beach buddy!
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who’s your beach buddy? 🤔
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exploring #peru with @peru.
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#sidthewanderer .
#perutherichestcountry #visitperu

6 days ago comment 42 star 2,164

I like the music, so i made a video 😍
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but wait there’s more to it - an interesting back-story ☺️
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i’ve realised that making timelapses are a great way to meet interesting people, and curious dogs too! as i sat on the steps to set my camera, a pretty girl came along and asked me a hundred questions - all in spanish. once she realised we would need @google translate, she decided to move on!
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later a couple of guys came along - an argentinian along with his french partner. they sat down with me and we had a long chat - about indians visiting france, what they liked there, how much they loved to talk loudly (🙈🙈🙈 - @shenaztreasury & @overrated_outcast ) and so on.
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i got company for more than an hour that i spent there and made some new acquaintances - that’s always the case when i do my long lonely walks in cities. i meet interesting people (locals, travellers) and we share - for me the entire point of travel will be lost if these sharing sessions didn’t happen ❤️
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exploring #peru with @peru.
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#sidthewanderer .
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6 days ago comment 103 star 1,778

I tried hard to get one of those classic #huacachina picture with the entire oasis in the background...but failed massively 🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️ (no wide angle lens)
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i even asked a couple of beautiful girls, got completely distracted and forgot to pose 🙈
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so here’s me hiking up the sand dune (it was rather hard - never realised it could be so much work), with a hint of the oasis in the background. for a complete picture of the oasis town, check my last post ☺️
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exploring #peru with @peru.
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#sidthewanderer .
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1 weeks ago comment 112 star 3,389

Yes, this place is indeed real ❤️
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welcome to #huacachina (pronounced something like वॉकाचीना) - south america’s one and only oasis.
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and yes, if you are going to peru, this must be on your itinerary - the sunset as well as the moonrise there is absolutely to die for! ❤️
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exploring #peru with @peru.
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#sidthewanderer .
#perutherichestcountry #visitperu

2 weeks ago comment 289 star 5,059

One of the things i absolutely love in the morning is a hot cup of black coffee (or a steaming cup of adrak chai), and that’s exactly what i did almost everyday in peru as well.
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to make my cup of coffee extra special, i hiked up a mountain before sunrise near our @inkaterra resort. it’s really something to see the sunrise like the birds usually do, even though the days were often cloudy.
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i am generally quite a satisfied man and special moments like these add to that sense of contentment ☺️
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exploring #peru with @peru.
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#sidthewanderer .
#perutherichestcountry #visitperu

2 weeks ago comment 133 star 4,819

Walking on the beach at #paracas i bumped into two close friends - gabi (@gabi_garciar ) and savvas (@savvasgarden ) - and together we made this beautiful frame!
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thank you guys for this! lots and lots of ❤️ from india!
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exploring #peru with @peru.
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#sidthewanderer .
#perutherichestcountry #visitperu

2 weeks ago comment 73 star 2,816