Travel Blogs from Cusco, Peru

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Donīt rely on technology....(17-22 October 2010), Cusco, Peru travel blog

Donīt rely on technology....(17-22 October 2010)

A travel blog entry by samphilpott

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... , one of the reasons I have decided I need to go travelling and head south to Argentina and the sun. The rainy season in Cusco doesnīt usually start until mid or late November and its October, but for the last few weeks it really has been like being ...

Cusco, Cusquenans and Cusquena, Cusco, Peru travel blog

Cusco, Cusquenans and Cusquena

A travel blog entry by nadinehanlon

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... to take me 5 years to make my way around South America! I realised that in all this time I haven't said any thing about Cusco apart from all the festivals. I have to admit, itīs really a great place and has a great feel to it, really safe ...

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

Back in Cusco (Machu Picchu story)

A travel blog entry by johnorton

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... put you on the TRAIN. Back to Ollyuntumbo and on the bikes again for a fast ride through the mountains and back to Cusco - finally arriving after dark. I promise to update with photo's of Macchu Picchu, but I have attached a few from my pocket ...

1st week continued....Day 5 & 6, Cusco update, Peru travel blog

1st week continued....Day 5 & 6

A travel blog entry by samphilpott

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... it has a computer and internet. The great thing about the lounge which houses the PC is the fantastic panoramic view of Cusco at night - it`s amazing, with twinkly lights lighting up the surrounding hillls that overlook the city. Weds 15th Sept San Blas ...

Day in Cusco, Cusco, Peru travel blog

Day in Cusco

A travel blog entry by johnorton

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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 ...

iīve just met a life-sized paddington bear!, Cusco, Peru travel blog

iīve just met a life-sized paddington bear!

A travel blog entry by samphilpott

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... . The flight flew over the andes and we were really close to them so had fantastic views of snow covered mountains. Finally arrived in Cusco around 0930 local time. Luggage all ok and my coordinator Jess was there to meet me on what has turned out to be a ...

Jungle Sam and life without electricity for 2 day!, Cusco , Peru travel blog

Jungle Sam and life without electricity for 2 day!

A travel blog entry by samphilpott

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... be my guide for the trip but Marco kindly ended up showed me around Puerto for a few hours. So Puerto is very different to Cusco, chalk and cheese. There are a couple of tarmac roads but the rest are dirt tracks. They have tuk tuks like they use in India ...

Sacred Valley Tour...., Cusco , Peru travel blog

Sacred Valley Tour....

A travel blog entry by samphilpott

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... the English guy IĻd met the week before. He was with the group from `Gap Year for Grown Ups` that he`d been travelling around Peru with, he was heading off to Argentina the next day. He is going to be in Thailand the same time as me next year so ...

Cuzco, Cusco, Peru travel blog

Cuzco

A travel blog entry by everywhere

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Cuzco, or Cusco – both spellings used. Small, intimate, safe, charming  and completely walkable.  But chilly – especially for me as I apparently have become quite soft after 5 months in the warmth.  Our first Hotel was freezing ...

Last few days in Peru, Cusco, Peru travel blog

Last few days in Peru

A travel blog entry by thomaswguy

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Ho K So after returning from our trek i woke in the night with a fever and stomach cramps....guessing it was something i ate.  So i spent the next full day and night led in bed resting up.  All better now, but i will take this chance to tell ...

Jungle Sam Part 2, Cusco , Peru travel blog

Jungle Sam Part 2

A travel blog entry by samphilpott

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... it slowly and we managed to get over the top of the mountain and down again without any major catastrophes....and eventually got back to Cusco after 9am, I was shattered. But how mad to have gone from 35 degree heat to below zero and snow in a matter of a ...

Back in Cusco, Cusco, Peru travel blog

Back in Cusco

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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... only just made it back to town before dark. That night we took Lucy and Donn to what was fast becoming our local pizzeria in Cusco (3rd time for us!). May sound excessive but it does the best pizza we’ve found on our trip.  Think they liked ...

How astrocartography could change my life!!!!, Cusco , Peru travel blog

How astrocartography could change my life!!!!

A travel blog entry by samphilpott

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... for me to live, work or find love. But it is amazing to think I am here, the longer Iīm here the more settled I feel and Cusco is becoming home, but once you are off the beaten track and you see the real Peru you see what a hard existence it is for the ...

Cusco - Day 2, Cusco, Peru travel blog

Cusco - Day 2

A travel blog entry by dane

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... Oh, and for those that remember the "white" and "brown" price discrepancy I found in Guatemala and Honduras, it's alive and well in Peru. Our bus tickets to Machu Picchu - $65. Locals who bought tickets right before us - $11. But I guess that's the ...

Cusco City Tour, Cusco, Peru travel blog

Cusco City Tour

A travel blog entry by andrewy

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... Art Museum. This place is filled with priceless aritifacts from all the different cultures that developed up and down Peru. Some notable culture include Inca, Chimu, Nazca etc. The artifacts are mostly pottery with beautiful painting and carvings ...

Cusco - Last Day, Cusco, Peru travel blog

Cusco - Last Day

A travel blog entry by dane

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... I couldn't have expected to escape the epidemic on wheels unscathed. So today we decided to take it easy and stroll around Cusco. It was a gorgeous day. And since the busses, trains, and taxis didn't run yesterday, the air was clean and the view ...

Weekend sightseeing and managing to avoid the rain, Cusco , Peru travel blog

Weekend sightseeing and managing to avoid the rain

A travel blog entry by samphilpott

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... still very little meat on it the best part is the thigh, but I think twice is enough for one lifetime! Once I got back to Cusco I bumped into Sharda in an internet cafe. We went for a drink and cake in Jackīs Cafe which is quite famous - according ...

Welcome the the Inca Capital, Cusco, Peru travel blog

Welcome the the Inca Capital

A travel blog entry by andrewy

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Okay...... After one and half day of long traveling, I am ready for some sight seeing. This morning I woke up around 8 am, ate a quick breakfast and fell back asleep until the hotel manage woke me up that my ride is here. On the flight to Cuzco I ...

London to Cusco, Cusco, Peru travel blog

London to Cusco

A travel blog entry by nadinehanlon

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I have arrived in Cusco, Peru   After a very long trip getting to Lima which I think took about 24 hours all in all, and a short overnight stop in a hostel in Lima, I am now in Cusco, 3400m high up in the Andes and freezing!!!  As Iīm ...

The Doctor's Visit, Cusco, Peru travel blog

The Doctor's Visit

A travel blog entry by ameng

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... By then my face was all puffy and covered in sores from the chicken pox.   19/01/2011 - Wednesday We booked flight from Cusco to Lima before leaving for the Inca trail, so we dragged ourselves to the airport by 7am, myself very sick, and Oliver very ...

Cusco and Maccu Picchu, Cusco, Peru travel blog

Cusco and Maccu Picchu

A travel blog entry by dospollos

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... jaw droppingly beautiful journey! Santa Teresa is a tiny village on the Rio Urumbamba at the far end of the train track from Cusco. The original village was built right on the rivers edge but a few years ago it was completely destroyed and washed away ...

Cusco - Alpachas, Lamas and Wonderful Clothing, Cusco, Peru travel blog

Cusco - Alpachas, Lamas and Wonderful Clothing

A travel blog entry by themurphys

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... whistle at our car for breaking the strike (I found out later that whistling like this is equivalent to our booing). Cusco was bigger than I'd imagined and the old city is lovely with the main square filled by 3 gorgeous churches. A ...

Through Hell to Cusco, Cusco, Peru travel blog

Through Hell to Cusco

A travel blog entry by dane

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... And hats. But somehow Bev and I managed to stay good sports about it the whole time. Very fortunate. We made it into Cusco a little before 5:00 this evening. Cusco is the capital of the ancient Inca world. It's fantastic. The scenery coming in was ...

Captivating Cusco, Cusco, Peru travel blog

Captivating Cusco

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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... one of the stupidest things we could have done…instead of considering that there may be other airlines in Peru, we looked at Lima to Cusco, saw that there were flights and instead of taking the refund they eventually offered to me and starting from ...

This old mountain, Cusco, Peru travel blog

This old mountain

A travel blog entry by nadinehanlon

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... way including 2 beautifully decorated churches, one of which is known locally as the Andean Sistine Chapel, and finally we arrived at Cusco.  Nadine was feeling nostalgic as this is where she started her travels nearly a year ago.  I loved the ...

Mighy Incas & Their Descendents the Super Porters, Cusco, Peru travel blog

Mighy Incas & Their Descendents the Super Porters

A travel blog entry by travellingtans

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... of the ruins. On our first day, we wouldn’t actually be doing any trekking. It was a day spent touring the ruins around Cusco before heading through the Sacred Valley to stay the night at Ollantaytambo. The first ruins we went to was on a hill just ...

Ancient Capital of the Incas, Cusco, Peru travel blog

Ancient Capital of the Incas

A travel blog entry by rachel_john

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... with a vastly inflated price. Here are some of the financial facts (all for return journey): - Cheapest possible train ticket Cusco to Agua Calientes: USD$68 (GBP40.00) - Cheapest possible train ticket Ollantaytambo to Agua Calientes: USD$44 ...

Inca trails and Spanish tales (part 1), Cusco, Peru travel blog

Inca trails and Spanish tales (part 1)

A travel blog entry by nadinehanlon

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... houses in Cusco. The shape represents the teeth of a puma with 22 zigzagging walls and the site is used for the annual Inti Raymi celebrations.  (Cusco was originally designed in the shape of a puma with Saqsaywaman forming the puma's head).  ...

Made it to Cusco, Cusco, Peru travel blog

Made it to Cusco

A travel blog entry by johnorton

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... to get simply stunning, with deep valleys and rivers, along with winding roads, which were just fun to ride. We arrived at Cusco late afternoon and headed to the "Fallen Angel" for dinner.  This is a funky restaurant with tables made from bathtubs ...

Cusco again due to strike / Leg healing nicely, Cusco, Peru travel blog

Cusco again due to strike / Leg healing nicely

A travel blog entry by johnorton

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... (strike is over) and heading to Aguas Caliente overnight and then up to Machu Picchu at around 5am to beat the crowded train from Cusco.  I am told there is no internet in Aguas Caliente so I will update when we get back to Cusco the next day, ...

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