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Surprised by Lima, Lima, Peru travel blog

Surprised by Lima

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Arrived in Lima around 6 am - little later than expected but definitely had been able to get a few hours of sleep on the bus.  Felt ok.  What was so great is that I had a driver meeting the bus - wasn't sure if he would still be there as we ...

The Inca Trail or Trial?  (Day One), Inca Trail, Peru travel blog

The Inca Trail or Trial? (Day One)

A travel blog entry by chowie

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... 32 km hiked.  4 gruelling days.  All ending with 1 memorable moment... Machu Picchu! Before coming down to Peru, I knew I needed to hike the infamous Inca Trail. Itīs perhaps one of the most reknowned hikes in all the world. After ...

The White City, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

The White City

A travel blog entry by ameng

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09/01/2011 - Sunday The Point is a hostel chain based soley in Peru, similar to Loki as it has a pretty laid back party atmosphere.  I woke up just in time for breakfast, and found the hostel fairly empty.  Downstairs there was a common room or ...

A long way down, Colca Canyon, Peru travel blog

A long way down

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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From Arequipa one of the main attractions is the Colca Canyon, apparently the 2nd deepest canyon in the world (twice as deep as the Grand Canyon) although I'm not exactly sure how you measure these things. We decided not to do one of the many tours from ...

Sunset in Mancora, Mancora, Peru travel blog

Sunset in Mancora

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... or bus and someone in front of you, without asking, reclines their chair the whole way back.....onto your knees? Yes? Well, in Peru, everyone turns around and asks if it's OK. Never seen that before, but everyone was doing it. Miles walked: 0.9 Temp 30 ...

Condor-man, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Condor-man

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Sadly we had to move to a new hotel today. I could easily stay at the one we were at for a good week. In comparison, our new hotel... now in the provincial capital of Chivay... is the worst of the worst. But the hot water bottles they give you before ...

Inca Trail (Day Three), Inca Trail, Peru travel blog

Inca Trail (Day Three)

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Although it's not as gruelling as climbing Dead Woman's Pass, day three of the Inca Trail is the longest. With coca tea in hand, I arose to a gorgeous sunrise over the valley. With such beauty before me, I was confident today would be a lot more ...

Arequipa, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Arequipa

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Ahhh...just wrote a blog about Arequipa and lost it......ahhh - so all you get are photos and a little bit.  Josie and I flew from Lima to Arequipa - were met by a guy holding a card with my name on it.  Wow - this is easy. Beautiful city ...

Lima, Ancon, Peru travel blog

Lima

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22 hours on the bus from Cusco to Lima, when one of those hours is spent watching the Smurf movie (in Spanish) you can count it as 24. It was a loooonnnnng and uncomfortable ride that had a promising start until we realised that only some of the movies ...

Walking on water, Puno, Peru travel blog

Walking on water

A travel blog entry by nadinehanlon

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To get from Copacabana to Puno meant leaving Bolivia behind and crossing the border into Peru.  The border crossing was very odd, as it was pretty much just an unguarded road with a small village on either side which locals seemed to wander between ...

Chiclayo, Chiclayo, Peru travel blog

Chiclayo

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... my messed up feet. I grab good night sleep, no dinner, just not hungry. Day 9 January 12th - It's another stunning morning in Peru. The sun is out and my feet are feeling better, they don't look better but feel better. Hostal staff are very ...

Cuzco - Ruins, Cusco, Peru travel blog

Cuzco - Ruins

A travel blog entry by florby

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... us how to differentiate the difference qualities of the sweaters. There was a wide selection there as well, but nothing like the bluish one I saw at the Sol Alpaca store. Will think about it for a few days. Heading for the inca trail tomorrow! Cuzco, ...

Building Friendships on Titicaca, Lake Titacaca, Peru travel blog

Building Friendships on Titicaca

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Josie and I have been following the directions of the various tour guides  in each city - we have been met at each airport, bus station, train station and it had seemed to work well without really paying much attention to the tour schedule.  ...

1 year after the earthquake in Pisco, Pisco, Peru travel blog

1 year after the earthquake in Pisco

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... , which is about 3 miles south of Pisco.     As most of you are aware, a magnitude 7.9 earthquake hit Peru last August with the epicenter at Pisco. DUe to the strength of the earthquake, the whole town was practically leveled to ...

Cusco, Cusquenans and Cusquena, Cusco, Peru travel blog

Cusco, Cusquenans and Cusquena

A travel blog entry by nadinehanlon

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... (Iīm so glad I decided to pack that, thanks to April for her travel tip of taking it with me!) Now itīs time to leave Peru and move on, I've opted with going north into Ecuador on the basis that itīs warmer than going south and I am yet to start ...

Puno - Worth a pass, Puno, Peru travel blog

Puno - Worth a pass

A travel blog entry by florby

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... out for dinner near the central market just 5 mins away and had a good bowl of chicken noodles for 3.50soles, followed by the awesome Mazamorra dessert by the street 1.50soles, and three scoops of ice cream 1.50s. Desperately need a workout now. Puno, ...

Not the worlds greatest capital city, Lima, Peru travel blog

Not the worlds greatest capital city

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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... we went for a 'fancy’ dinner in Chili’s.  Roll on Chicken Wings, Fajitas and massive chocolate brownie desserts!  Peru was playing Mexico in the Copa de America so the place was packed and it was entertaining for about 5 minutes when ...

Without a paddle, Yurimaguas, Peru travel blog

Without a paddle

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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Our home for the next few days would be the Eduardo II. Unfortunately the Eduardo VIII was moored next to us but as it was not leaving for 2 days we got to spend the few hours before we set off with a bad case of boat envy. She was bigger, cleaner, had ...

Trujillo and Chan Chan, Trujillo, Peru travel blog

Trujillo and Chan Chan

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Continuation of Day 9 January 12th - Arrive in Trujillo later than expected. Great, my bag seems to have been placed in a stinky wet part of the bus, the shoulder straps are damp. Grab a taxi, and more effort is required this time. I tell him the street ...

Colca Canyon - Day 3, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Colca Canyon - Day 3

A travel blog entry by florby

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... quickly. Next was a quick stop to take pictures of a herd of alpacas. Went back to our favorite restaurant at plaza de Armas once we arrived for the 11 soles menu. Then headed back to the hostel to pack our bags for our night bus to Cuzco Arequipa, ...

Cuzco - Buslagged, Cusco, Peru travel blog

Cuzco - Buslagged

A travel blog entry by florby

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... lady seemed kinda blah, thank god she won't be our guide. Found a super cheap local shop for dinner - only 3.5 soles ($1.70) for soup, main, and a drink. And it tasted decent as well. Gotta love Peruvian food. Gonna head to some ruins tomorrow! Cuzco, ...

Lazy day in the hotel before flight, Lima, Peru travel blog

Lazy day in the hotel before flight

A travel blog entry by johnorton

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Just having a lazy day at the hotel before we head out to the airport early evening. Breakfast was very nice and now we're chilling in the business center. I did notice that my leg took a few steps backwards when we got to Lima, probably the change ...

Back in Cusco (Machu Picchu story), Cusco, Peru travel blog

Back in Cusco (Machu Picchu story)

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Ok back in Cusco at the same hotel as 2 days ago.  We left our luggage here and just carried some overnight packs to Aguas Calientes. Aguas was pretty different: No vehicles...  Oh no cars you say... no... NO VEHICLES WAHTSOEVER!!! The train ...

The Nauseating flight over Nazca, Nazca, Peru travel blog

The Nauseating flight over Nazca

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Hello again,       I think I am paying for it after the flight over Nazca lines, they were very dramatic but the ride was a nightmare nauseating experience.....just got off the small plane, still wanna puke...... ...

Holy Big Stones!, Ollantaytambo, Peru travel blog

Holy Big Stones!

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  Loved this town. Not far from the base of Machu Picchu - this town has it all.  Really diverse ethnic groups - all who come into town to the thriving market - a kaleidoscope of colors and hat styles.  The old girls sat outside the ...

Driving with Jesus, Ica, Peru travel blog

Driving with Jesus

A travel blog entry by chowie

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Sea lions, penguins, distilleries, sand boarding, and dune buggying in one day is a lot. Thatīs why Iīm so dang tired. After spending the night in Pisco, we left the hotel at 7am and took a mini-bus to the pier in Paracas. Destination: The ...

A quick update, Huaraz, Peru travel blog

A quick update

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Iīm in Huaraz waiting for Happy Hour to start after a four-day trek through the Cordillera Blanca, in the Peruvian Andes. It was a lot of fun and I saw some things Iīve never seen before--huge glacier-capped mountain peaks, huge flat valleys, and a ...

Back to Lima, Lima, Peru travel blog

Back to Lima

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... . The result is massive violence, death, and massacre. The displays were very graphic and horrific. I canīt believe a beautiful country like Peru have been through such horror in just 10 years ago.      For the afternoon, I went ...

Day in Cusco, Cusco, Peru travel blog

Day in Cusco

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Wow!  we spent today in Cusco walking around the Plaza De Armas, surrounded by 4 cathedrals and some amazing architecture. To our delight, there was the first McDonalds we have seen on the trip, so we stopped in for lunch before visiting the ...

Almost Picchu Perfect, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Almost Picchu Perfect

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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Once the tour was over we headed down to Aguas Calientes to meet Caroline. The rest of the group stayed up in Machu Picchu to look around some more but as we were coming back the next day we were looking forward to getting into a shower as soon as we ...

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