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Beholding El Misti Volcano

El Misti, also known as Guagua-Putina, stands at 5,822 metres (19,101 ft) above sea level and lies between the mountain Chachani (6,075 m/19,931 ft) and the volcano Pichu Pichu (5,669 m/18,599 ft). Although its last eruption was in 1985, many people who lives around it says Misti is still awake. An Andean legend says that when the Earth was created, El Misti was a man and Chachani, a woman. Another man, called Picchu Picchu fell in love with Chachani, but she chose to live with Misti forever. Legend tells us that Picchu Picchu cried a lot, and his tears became the lagoon which is at the top of the mountain. Today, is possible to see the mountain and the volcano together, while Picchu Picchu seems to observe them from a certain distance.

TAGS: Andes, Llama, Nature, Peru, Volcano

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Date Taken: 12.2013
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PHOTO LOCATION Arequipa, Peru