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Sillustani

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Alpaca...tasty tasty
Alpaca...tasty tasty
Llama...starting to tell the difference
Llama...starting to tell the difference
Alpaca and Llamas in front of a traditional house on the road to Sillustani
Alpaca and Llamas in front of a traditional house on the road to Sillustani
Traditional stone compound on the road to Sillustani
Traditional stone compound on the road to Sillustani
Each family lives in a walled enclosure with several huts
Each family lives in a walled enclosure with several huts
Traditional rural enclosure on the Altiplano en route to Sillustani
Traditional rural enclosure on the Altiplano en route to Sillustani
Atuncolla, Peru
Atuncolla, Peru
Church of San Andres, Atuncolla, Peru
Church of San Andres, Atuncolla, Peru
Iglesia San Andres de Atuncolla, Peru
Iglesia San Andres de Atuncolla, Peru
Main plaza, Antuncolla, Peru
Main plaza, Antuncolla, Peru
Municipalidad Distrital Atuncolla
Municipalidad Distrital Atuncolla
Freestanding stone house near Atuncolla
Freestanding stone house near Atuncolla
Llamas grazing in front of a traditional enclosure
Llamas grazing in front of a traditional enclosure
In Africa, I'd call it a kraal...here, choza
In Africa, I'd call it a kraal...here, choza
Cattle wading in the Lake Umayo below Sillustani
Cattle wading in the Lake Umayo below Sillustani
Lago Umayo by Sillustani
Lago Umayo by Sillustani
Alpaca
Alpaca
Sillustani
Sillustani
Parking area and village at Sillustani
Parking area and village at Sillustani
Late afternoon at Sillustani
Late afternoon at Sillustani
Lago Umayo, Sillustani
Lago Umayo, Sillustani
The plowed furroughs are called waru waru
The plowed furroughs are called waru waru
Lago Umayo, Sillustani
Lago Umayo, Sillustani
Village at Sillustani
Village at Sillustani
Sillustani is famous as a pre-Incan burial ground of the Colla people, Aymara
Sillustani is famous as a pre-Incan burial ground of the Colla people, Aymara
Chullpa, an ancient Aymara tomb
Chullpa, an ancient Aymara tomb
The Aymara worshiped their ancestors and built these stone Chullpas as their tombs
The Aymara worshiped their ancestors and built these stone Chullpas as their tombs
Aymara stonework differs from that of the Inca
Aymara stonework differs from that of the Inca
Detail of a Chullpa at Sillustani
Detail of a Chullpa at Sillustani
Marcos on top of a rock, Sillustani
Marcos on top of a rock, Sillustani
Marcos, my knowledgable guide
Marcos, my knowledgable guide
Ruins of a Chullpa with only two layers remaining
Ruins of a Chullpa with only two layers remaining
Chullpa tomb, Sillustani
Chullpa tomb, Sillustani
Marcos, Sillustani
Marcos, Sillustani
Chullpa remains, Sillustani
Chullpa remains, Sillustani
Lago Umayo from the necropolis of Sillustani
Lago Umayo from the necropolis of Sillustani
Some Chullpas are barely piles of rock today
Some Chullpas are barely piles of rock today
Pre-Incan burial ground at Sillustani
Pre-Incan burial ground at Sillustani
Sillustani
Sillustani
Sillustani
Sillustani
Long shadows, late afternoon
Long shadows, late afternoon
Chulpa Cuadrada - dating from the Inca period
Chulpa Cuadrada - dating from the Inca period
Chulpa remains, Sillustani
Chulpa remains, Sillustani
Chulpa remains, Sillustani
Chulpa remains, Sillustani
Lago Umayo - 3890m
Lago Umayo - 3890m
Sillustani
Sillustani
Chullpas were used to bury entire families
Chullpas were used to bury entire families
Marcos, Sillustani
Marcos, Sillustani
Late afternoon sun behind a dry stone wall, Sillustani
Late afternoon sun behind a dry stone wall, Sillustani
Late afternoon sun behind a dry stone wall, Sillustani
Late afternoon sun behind a dry stone wall, Sillustani
Late afternoon sun behind a dry stone wall, Sillustani
Late afternoon sun behind a dry stone wall, Sillustani
One of the best preserved Chullpa, Sillustani
One of the best preserved Chullpa, Sillustani
One of the best preserved Chullpa, Sillustani
One of the best preserved Chullpa, Sillustani
One of the best preserved Chullpa, Sillustani
One of the best preserved Chullpa, Sillustani
The largest chullpa are 12m tall
The largest chullpa are 12m tall
Chullpa, Sillustani - tombs of Colla nobility
Chullpa, Sillustani - tombs of Colla nobility
Chullpa, Sillustani
Chullpa, Sillustani
Carving of a lizard on one of the chullpa of Sillustani
Carving of a lizard on one of the chullpa of Sillustani
Peek through to the interior through an eastern-facing opening
Peek through to the interior through an eastern-facing opening
Chullpa, Sillustani
Chullpa, Sillustani
Chullpa, Sillustani
Chullpa, Sillustani
Bolivian license plate from La Paz
Bolivian license plate from La Paz
Rough section of road along Lake Umayho
Rough section of road along Lake Umayho
Friendly boy sitting in front of his family's home...we decided to stop...
Friendly boy sitting in front of his family's home...we decided to stop...
I tried to pinpoint the house on Google Earth but couldn't...leaving Sillustani, it's only a couple of km on the right hand side
I tried to pinpoint the house on Google Earth but couldn't...leaving Sillustani, it's only a couple of km on the right hand side
The family operates the home as a guesthouse
The family operates the home as a guesthouse
One of the rooms available for guests
One of the rooms available for guests
The main enclosure of the home
The main enclosure of the home
The boy showing us traditional tools
The boy showing us traditional tools
Here, an tool to prepare the fields
Here, an tool to prepare the fields
Traditional home near Sillustani operating as a guest house
Traditional home near Sillustani operating as a guest house
Samples of traditional foods
Samples of traditional foods
Griding grain
Griding grain
The kitchen
The kitchen
Guinea pig
Guinea pig
The guinea pigs have their own little thatched house
The guinea pigs have their own little thatched house
I had guinea pigs as pets as a kid...couldn't see eating them
I had guinea pigs as pets as a kid...couldn't see eating them
Guestroom
Guestroom
Arch leaving Acuncolla ont he Sillustani Road
Arch leaving Acuncolla ont he Sillustani Road
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