Travel Blogs from Maras, Peru

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Over the Andes from Nasca to Cuzco, Cuzco, Peru travel blog

Over the Andes from Nasca to Cuzco

A travel blog entry by thymeoff

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Stark, desolate, bleak, barren, wild, cold and windswept.....these adjectives appropriately sum up the landscape along the steep ascent from the desert coast in Nazca, to the Reserva Nacional Pampas Galeras. Within less than 90 km, we had left the ...

Tragic News, Cuzco, Peru travel blog

Tragic News

A travel blog entry by thymeoff

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Many of you know that our son, Mike, was a young pilot who had been working in Southern Africa for the past nine months. Yesterday we received the terrible news that the plane he was piloting out of Livingstone, Zambia, malfunctioned shortly after ...

Day Three -- Inca Trail, Inca Trail, Peru travel blog

Day Three -- Inca Trail

A travel blog entry by roundtheworld

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Day three! All downhill! What seemed like a god send was actually another really tough day but it wasn´t raining and we were ready for the challenge. The path was beautiful and we had entered more into a jungle atmosphere, it was warmer, the wild ...

Aqua Calientes and return to Cusco, Aqua Calientes, Peru travel blog

Aqua Calientes and return to Cusco

A travel blog entry by roundtheworld

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Up for a nice breakfast on the Plaza in Aqua Calientes debating on how to spend the rest of the day because our train didnt leave until 16:20. Luckily, we ran into Frederico, one of the guys on the trip. He had just changed his ticket to an 11:00 one. ...

Final countdown....., Cuzco, Peru travel blog

Final countdown.....

A travel blog entry by shetastic

Hi All, 12 hours to go before our Amazing Adventure begins and we hike on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. We are doing last minute shopping to prepare for who knows what? We have  also been working very hard on our diet.....this morning we loaded ...

Horse trek, Moray ruins, and the Salt mines, Maras, Peru travel blog

Horse trek, Moray ruins, and the Salt mines

A travel blog entry by missiaaron

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        On our last day, we decided to do a horse-trek and visit two final, and well anticipated, Inca archeological sites. We were up early and welcomed by a rainbow that had formed over Cusco. We had opted to ...

Moray and Maras, Maras, Peru travel blog

Moray and Maras

A travel blog entry by mmbcross

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... a system that is virtually unchanged from the methods used by the Incas.   http://www.cusco-peru.org/cusco-surroundings-cusco-circuits- maras.shtml Antonio suggests we walk beside the salt pans and continue down the ravine to the Urubamba ...

Machu Picchu Conquered, Cuzco, Peru travel blog

Machu Picchu Conquered

A travel blog entry by shetastic

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Well we did it! ........and this is how it went.... The night before...... We went to the United Mice Office for our debrief on the trek, and came to the horrible realization that we were going to have to carry our own backpacks for the entire trek, ...

Manchu Picchu, Maras, Peru travel blog

Manchu Picchu

A travel blog entry by churchieg2

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... towns square and be greeted by the one and only Mr Collins. We promptly said our hellos (hola) before departing by bus to Peru's centre piece Machu Picchu. We spent the day taking our post card pictures, followed by a 4 hour tour with our amazing guide ...

Sacred Valley, Maras, Peru travel blog

Sacred Valley

A travel blog entry by rush

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With the unholines of Cuzco´s nightlife once again taking its toll the only option was to return to the Sacred Valley for one last trudge and take some time out to explore the huge complex ampitheatre located at the archaeological site of Moray. It is ...

On to the Incas, Cuzco, Peru travel blog

On to the Incas

A travel blog entry by whereugoing

We caught a plane from Goiania to Sao Paulo. We landed in Sau Paulo at a small airport on top of this small mountain that was so small the pilot had the brakes on before the front wheel of the plane even touched the ground. It was really freightening!!!! ...

Other pictures of Cusco, Cuzco, Peru travel blog

Other pictures of Cusco

A travel blog entry by dmf2007

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We didn´t do very much today. There was a protest demonstration in the city. People were demonstrating against the privatization of some land around here. Considering the fact that there are demonstrations all over the country every now and then, you ...

Another Update..., Maras, Peru travel blog

Another Update...

A travel blog entry by erinbutler

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... well, and I will most certainly post about Machu Picchu in a couple of days. Just a little something to leave you with: today we visited Maras, the Salt Mines (As you will see in the photo). Yes, I am still in Peru and not in the Arctic! Chao! Erin  ...

Cuzco - feeling a bit oxygen deprived, Cuzco, Peru travel blog

Cuzco - feeling a bit oxygen deprived

A travel blog entry by jhavranek

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We{ve had a nice couple of days in Cuzco trying to get over the jetlag and puffing our way up stairs given the 3300m altitude and lack of oxygen in the air. We happenned across a street parade almost as soon as we first ventured out - lots of colourful ...

Easin´Down the Road, Cuzco, Peru travel blog

Easin´Down the Road

A travel blog entry by natecropp

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... to kite surf. The next day we were able to escape from Pisco. I´m going to digress for a minute. As I mentioned earlier, Peru is in the middle of electing its´ next President. In fact, today is election day. It´s been an interesting process to ...

Just a marker, Moray, Peru travel blog

Just a marker

A travel blog entry by slowayround

See "Quechua hospitality" Chinchero entry for ...

Moray, Salineras and Chinchero, Maras, Peru travel blog

Moray, Salineras and Chinchero

A travel blog entry by dhruve_anjli

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... . Our taxi driver told us they mainly used to cultivate potatoes here (there are at least 200 varieties of potatoes in Peru, so tasty, they'll convert even the most die-hard anti papas fritas folk.) Today however, these well maintained terraces remain ...

The Archeological Capital of South America, Cuzco, Peru travel blog

The Archeological Capital of South America

A travel blog entry by muns_sj

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After a shitty morning at the airport and a brilliant flight we final arrive to the foremost city of the Inca Empire, Cuzco (or Qosq'o in Quechua). We arrived with no plans, no bookings or ideas of what to do next. After collecting our bags we decided to ...

Discovering the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Cuzco, Peru travel blog

Discovering the Sacred Valley of the Incas

A travel blog entry by love1017

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... a few days. How glad I am now that I listened to all these people who gave me advice! Cuzco is a unique city, not just in Peru but in all of South America (or at least those places I have visited to date). It blends remarkably well the Spanish colonial ...

the story continues..., Cuzco, Peru travel blog

the story continues...

A travel blog entry by shetastic

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Day 3 By now every muscle in our bodies were sore, think of two days of extreme "stair master" but day three started very well indeed...with another hudge breakfast and whats more the drinking session to the gods the night before had clearly helped as ...

Magnificent Cuzco, Cuzco, Peru travel blog

Magnificent Cuzco

A travel blog entry by kenthoi

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We left Puno on a local coach service. The 6 hours trip through the Alto Plano was very scenic. In many ways I was glad we did not simply fly to Cuzco. We arrive in the early afternoon and had a brief walking tour of the central part of Cuzco. The city ...

Wasser marsch, Cusco / Tipon, Peru travel blog

Wasser marsch

A travel blog entry by patresen

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Letzter Tag in Cusco! Jetzt mal noch schnell in die Kirche Santo Domingo, die Teile eines ehemaligen Inkatempels enthaelt. Und noch Alapakamuetzen kaufen. Und auf den Sprung ins eine Stunde entfernte Tipon - noch mal Inkasteine anschauen! Hier haben ...

Cuzco, Cuzco, Peru travel blog

Cuzco

A travel blog entry by puncturethief

Cuzco.  Walked around.  Bought tapestries.  Ate at an Indian restaurant.  Went to a ...

"The one where She and Cozza get high"

A travel blog entry by shetastic

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... pleasing on the eye in the form of a handsome gent who we have now named "Oliver" and we are currently stalking him across Peru we know he is here in Cuzco as we have just seen "Doris" the lime green trouser travelling companion of¨said eye candy who ...

The famous Maccu Piccu, Cuzco, Peru travel blog

The famous Maccu Piccu

A travel blog entry by sarahpearl

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... goes.  But....  thanks to my tight budget, and the fact that I was completely anxious to be out of Peru, I definantly had my fair share of adventures trying to squeeze all of the sights into the shortest time, while being wallet friendly at the ...

The Sacred Valley, Cuzco, Peru travel blog

The Sacred Valley

A travel blog entry by whereugoing

After getting settled and acclimatizing to the new digs we met up with this guy named Abraham, ( a tour operator), who helped us out with our plans to see the Sacred Valley. The Sacred Valley is the area of the Urumbamba River around Cuzco where the ...

Cuzco, Cuzco, Peru travel blog

Cuzco

A travel blog entry by stubo

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY to me! Finally in Cuzco! The bus was nice but took ages. We are now here in Cuzco trying to sort out a cheap way to get to Aguas Calientes (the town right next to Machu Pichu) and all sorts of little ruins in the area. It is not ...

Oct 21, 2010, Maras, Peru travel blog

Oct 21, 2010

A travel blog entry by feeling_alive

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day 1 to the  inca trail, Llaqtapata Cuzco, Peru travel blog

day 1 to the inca trail

A travel blog entry by floribandini

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To get to Inka Trail it takes 88 Kilometers and this is known better as Qoriwayrachina road.  At this point: control´s office to register and pay to go to the Inka Trail. Once this process is done ...

Cuzco, Cuzco, Peru travel blog

Cuzco

A travel blog entry by jonshorter

The day after the Inca Trail, I decided to SLEEP IN!! The previous afternoon, I went for an Inca Massage.  Amazing. Inca Massage is a combination of sports massage, physio, swedish massage and relaxation massage. After that though, a ...

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