Peru is a fascinating country to visit. I brought two cameras with me, both Pentax K1000 film cameras, and lots of slide film. While I was at Machu Picchu my main camera broke down when the shutter release broke. My spare camera was back in Cuzco. Fortunately, a co-traveler let me borrow their camera for a short while. After getting back to Cuzco, I used the other camera for the remainder of Peru, Lima, Ecuador, and the Galapagos Islands. I did not realize the shutter kept sticking so only about 20% of the slides were even salvageable. This was when I made the decision to go digital. Digital cameras may be more prone to problems, but at least you know when they occur rather than finding out a couple of weeks later when you get the film back. In retrospect, that decision may have been made a bit early, as my first camera, a Canon D30, which was state of the art, had only a 3MP sensor.