Travel Blogs from Pisco, Peru

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

1 year after the earthquake in Pisco

A travel blog entry by andrewy

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... 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 dust. Almost like ...

The Poor Manīs Gallapagos, Pisco, Peru travel blog

The Poor Manīs Gallapagos

A travel blog entry by rachel_john

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... seems to take an age before the staff can unlock the thick iron gates that secure the entrance. It makes me think that Pisco is probably quite a dangerous town if such security is needed at the hotel. Inside it looks homely and clean, and fortunately for ...

The Poor Mans Galapogas, Pisco, Peru travel blog

The Poor Mans Galapogas

A travel blog entry by dospollos

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... , we had signed up for a trip to "Poor Mans Galapagos" which was the nickname for the "Islas Ballestas", some islands east of Pisco. The perfect spot to watch sea lions, birds and flamingos and if we were lucky dolphins. Well guess what? As our tour ...

Pisco, Pisco and the Islas Ballestas - the poor man's galapagos, Peru travel blog

Pisco

A travel blog entry by dane

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... though. A couple of dollars for a meal. 30 cents an hour for the net. And churros for 30 cents! So we got to Pisco yesterday afternoon and just bumped around town a little. We went to the beach, despite warnings that it wasn't safe to walk the ...

First Week in Pisco, Pisco, Peru travel blog

First Week in Pisco

A travel blog entry by hancocjb

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... in a disaster zone takes some time, but we are making good progress. I (John) have spent most of my first week in Pisco and the surrounding areas doing demo work on destroyed homes. Kristina is currently away in Ica for a week doing a project which ...

Mini Galapagos, Pisco, Peru travel blog

Mini Galapagos

A travel blog entry by tomsontravels

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We decided to take a trip to a place known as the poor mans galapagos athough i think the galapagos is for rich people anyway. The Illas Ballestos An Island off the mainland which is a breeding ground for thousands of birds with other sea life including ...

The One About The Penguin, Pisco, Peru travel blog

The One About The Penguin

A travel blog entry by irax

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... to me on the bus that was really curious about the way that I was traveling. When I told her that I didnīt have anything booked in Pisco for when I arrived there she just looked at me in shock and told me how great an adventure that would be. As you can ...

Pisco Sours and sweet sea creatures, Pisco, Paracas and the Ballestras Isles, Peru travel blog

Pisco Sours and sweet sea creatures

A travel blog entry by idarich

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... the fact that we had no idea where we were!). A ride this short should cost no more than 3 soles. The bus journey to Pisco took is through vast desert landscapes... huge plains of rock and dull-golden sand, with no vegetation, not even a lone cactus. ...

Penguins, Desert Lines and Sand Dunes, Pisco/Ica/Nazca, Peru travel blog

Penguins, Desert Lines and Sand Dunes

A travel blog entry by allisonandjeff

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... distilling young grape wine). The small operation was pretty fascinating - they age wine in very large ceramic jugs and make pisco using a still with a wood-burning fire. After our winery tour we headed into Ica to check out a recommended regional ...

Lima to Pisco, Pisco, Peru travel blog

Lima to Pisco

A travel blog entry by shanewilson

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... Lines. From the turn off, we boarded a comfortable van to a housing estate on the coast. The main reason for coming to Pisco is to visit the Ballistas Islands... home of a mind boggling array of wildlife, including sea lions, pelicans, seals and ...

Getting to work in Pisco, Pisco, Peru travel blog

Getting to work in Pisco

A travel blog entry by hancocjb

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Well get some photos and first impressions up soon, just checking in from ...

Safe and sound in Pisco, Pisco, Peru travel blog

Safe and sound in Pisco

A travel blog entry by esbjorn

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... not much longer than an hour I was already leaving the capital with its sad weather. After 4 more hours, I arrived in Pisco, a small town which is famous with tourists mostly because of the Islas Ballestas and the Paracas National Park that are nearby. ...

Pisco youīre breaking my heart....., Pisco, Peru travel blog

Pisco youīre breaking my heart.....

A travel blog entry by hancocjb

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The birds!, Pisco and Ballestas Islands, Peru travel blog

The birds!

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... motto. On our way back saw thousands more birds and the dolphins again before then heading back to Pisco. Had a nice lunch in town before getting the Peru Bus for 13 Soles to Lima. We had VERY low expectations of Lima and heard horrendous stories ...

Pisco and Paracas, Pisco and Paracas, Peru travel blog

Pisco and Paracas

A travel blog entry by jag

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... trip we jumped on a bus and explored the Peninsula before ending with lunch at a beautiful bay. During my first night in Pisco they had a beauty pagent float going through the main Square which was a pretty odd site but got all the locals pretty reved ...

Nazca Lines (ish) and Pisco sours in Pisco, Pisco, Peru travel blog

Nazca Lines (ish) and Pisco sours in Pisco

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... of town. Ordered deep fried mixed seafood (healthy again) and scallops with parmesan. MASSIVE portions and was absolutely delicious. Plus a free pisco sour. Were very happy but had to walk for a while afterwards to digest it all! Not much to see in ...

Islas ballestas, Pisco, Peru travel blog

Islas ballestas

A travel blog entry by esbjorn

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Visited the ballestas islands withs lots of birds and sea lions, longer report follows soon or later, but the pictures tell most of the ...

Alternative Xmas......, Pisco, Peru travel blog

Alternative Xmas......

A travel blog entry by steveanderson

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A long bus trip to Pisco but worth it! Went Dune bugging and Sandboarding this afternoon... was more like Dubai than Peru! Going over the dunes in a buggy with an engine more usually powering a 20 ton truck was better than any coaster ride!! The ...

Pisco... not sour but shaken, Pisco, Peru travel blog

Pisco... not sour but shaken

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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... by customs in Lima, who wouldnīt give them the tents.  They had spent the day setting up tents for people through the Pisco rotary chapter, but things had gotten rowdy.  There was a big crowd there and they were calling out names for ...

Yippee........bird poo everywhere!!!!, Pisco, Peru travel blog

Yippee........bird poo everywhere!!!!

A travel blog entry by neilandamy

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... .....but we managed to get tickets....for tomorrow. Then we had the rest of the day to waste.....not much to see in Pisco.....its a very small place....with a little not very interesting but well kept square....so what to do now.....well the internet of ...

Guano islands and other interesting marine sites, Pisco, Peru travel blog

Guano islands and other interesting marine sites

A travel blog entry by lydiafaye

The Balestine Islands are called the Gallapagos of Peru. We took a boat to the islands (quite close to the mainland) and saw more birds than I thought possible in one place! The rock islands that they inhabit are naturally red and black, but are so ...

pisco's mosquitos!!, Pisco, Peru travel blog

pisco's mosquitos!!

A travel blog entry by evabong

... lisa and i have decided to do what we can to help out this town. we located a not for profit community based organization, pisco sin fronteras, and paid them a visit today. upon our arrival at their 'headquarters', we were orientated with two other newbie ...

Pisco, Pisco, Peru travel blog

Pisco

A travel blog entry by c4corey

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... twice the price it does here, after 5 hours I really didnīt care and bought it on the spot. I then caught a bus to Pisco and prepared the for the next day in the wonderful Ballestas Islands and the Paracas Peninsula. Otherwise known as the Poor Manīs ...

Pisco - home of the Sour., Pisco, Peru travel blog

Pisco - home of the Sour.

A travel blog entry by pea

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... now in Pisco which is I think unofficially named after the local brandy and, no it is not the people who are sour.  A Pisco Sour is a local drink, surprisingly enough, made with the local brandy.  I haven{t tasted it but, when In Trujillo, I ...

Poor Man's Galapagos, Pisco, Peru travel blog

Poor Man's Galapagos

A travel blog entry by mistahall

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We poor backpackers go to Pisco to sample some of the wildlife of the Galapagos at a tiny fraction of the cost. The nearby Ballestas Islands are certainly no replacement for the real thing, but they do provide the opportunity to see penguins, sea lions, ...

Poor manīs Galapagos Island, Pisco, Peru travel blog

Poor manīs Galapagos Island

A travel blog entry by colleensouness

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After surviving our sanddunes, we opted for a sedate boat ride off the coast of Pisco, on our way up to Lima.  Pisco had a 8.0 earthquake in 2007, and the makeshift housing estates showed that it hasnīt come a  long way since. The residents ...

Pisco and Poor Manīs Galapagos, Pisco, Peru travel blog

Pisco and Poor Manīs Galapagos

A travel blog entry by bharris4

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... see. Dozens of penguins, Thousands of sea lions and literally millions of birds. Here are some pics. That was it for Pisco, we came back to the hostel, picked up Mike and headed for Ica and Huacachina Total hours spent on bus - ...

A Change of Itinerary, Pisco, Peru travel blog

A Change of Itinerary

A travel blog entry by worldroamers

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... seats that reclined totally) and plotted her hypothetical confrontation with the woman I talked to Oscar about the election. Oscar was from Pisco and was heading home to vote... voting is required of everyone. He offered insight into the views of the ...

reserve de Paracas et iles ballestas***, Pisco, Peru travel blog

reserve de Paracas et iles ballestas***

A travel blog entry by loelai

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Lima to Pisco, Pisco, Peru travel blog

Lima to Pisco

A travel blog entry by cazza_macca

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... are said to be created from their bodies, one large and one small. After visiting the museum we drove to Pisco.  I accepted long before I arrived in Peru that I would become ill due to different foods etc.  I didn’t expect that it would ...

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