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    He has traveled the world, but for super-photographer Mario Testino there is no place like home. Welcome to the Testino tour of his native Peru

    T ourists come to Peru, spend a night in Lima and then go to Machu Picchu, but you have three strips – the beach, the mountains, the jungle – and there is no reason why you have to visit just one. Try them all! At the moment, I would say that my favorite destination is Lima: it feels like a secret city, ripe for discovery. Peru is experiencing enormous change: it has a thriving economy – a 3.5 percent annual growth rate – not huge, but compared with countries going into recession, we

    Mario Testino on location in Cusco, Peru, 2007, photographed by
    Alex Franco

    The Edit

    Photograph: Alex Franco

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