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Valparaiso : The Seaport City – Part 1: City Planning

Valparaiso, commonly known as Valpo, is the second largest city in Chile, and Gran Valparaiso (which includes Viña del Mar, Quilpué and Villa Alemana) is the third largest conurbation in the country, after Gran Concepcion and Gran Santiago. It is also the capital of the Valparaiso Province and Valparaiso Region, …

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Machu Picchu: The Lost City – Part 2 : Engineering

  “…Machu Picchu was probably the most amazing urban creation of the Inca Empire at its height. Its giant walls, terraces and ramps seem as if they have been cut naturally in the continuous rock escarpments.”   ~UNESCO A pedestrian ‘ruta’ (route) known now as the Inca Trail was built …

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