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Off to Puno - barely..., Puno, Peru travel blog

Off to Puno - barely...

A travel blog entry by johnorton

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... there was a yellow sign with a recognizable picture of a speed bump.  Just as we were approaching the Bolivia/Peru border crossing (doing maybe 140km/85mph) I noticed a different sign on the side of the road...something about "velocidad"  ...

The hills are alive with the sound of ..., Qoya, Peru travel blog

The hills are alive with the sound of ...

A travel blog entry by mcgown

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... we expected to do up in Machupicchu. For all our mountain climbing Tassie friends, if you want more climbing up mountains, come to Peru!  I should have done more training at home!!! Needless to say " I was exhausted but the ruins and view of the ...

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

Sacred Valley Tour....

A travel blog entry by samphilpott

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... the English guy I¨d 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 ...

Rest and relaxation in Arequipa, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Rest and relaxation in Arequipa

A travel blog entry by aborder

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... talking to a beautiful girl from California, she said her name far too quickly for me to pick it up. She's on a 3 month tour of Peru, but got sick before she left, so has been taking it easy herself. We discuss our own philosophies on travel and she was ...

Cuzco, Cusco, Peru travel blog

Cuzco

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... for months causing them to close Machu Picchu for two months as well as massive rock and mud slides all over the south of Peru.  The powers that be got together and decided they needed a miracle to stop the rain so they brought out the Lord of the ...

Peru Pictures, Puno, Peru travel blog

Peru Pictures

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Here are some pictures from our various stops around ...

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 ...

I'm on Vacation from my Vacation!!!!, Lima, Peru travel blog

I'm on Vacation from my Vacation!!!!

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... a room....you know - all those time consuming things I do in a day. So come along with us for a three week whirlwind tour through Peru and hopefully a week into Bolivia  - I am sure it will be interesting.  I have been in Lima for a few ...

Death on the Amazon, Iquitos, Peru travel blog

Death on the Amazon

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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... this.  We got a taxi to Tabatinga (Brazil) where it's possible to get a boat that early in the morning to Santa Rosa (Peru) where our big boat was leaving from.  As we arrived one boat was already leaving but we were next in line when it ...

Gracias South America!, Lima, Peru travel blog

Gracias South America!

A travel blog entry by mcgown

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Well we have arrived at our last day in South America and we can not believe that we have been here on the continent for ... 3 and a 1/2 months. We did not make it to all the countries down here but the experiences we have had, have certainly educated us ...

Oompah loompah & Inka Tequila trek to Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Oompah loompah & Inka Tequila trek to Machu Picchu

A travel blog entry by nadinehanlon

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... wasn´t able to get a pass to do the original Inca Trail as these are limited and sold out 5 months before I came to Peru, so on Saturday 30th June I started on the most popular alternative instead - the Jungle Inca Trek -  which is a ...

Dropped the rest of the tour for safety reasons, Lima, Peru travel blog

Dropped the rest of the tour for safety reasons

A travel blog entry by johnorton

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After seeing the guy on the train, and realizing that we were about to head into the hinterland along mining roads, along with Susan having a sore throat and altitude issues, we have decided to let the healthy people carry on with the tour and we are ...

The City of Kings -  Lima Part Dos, Lima, Peru travel blog

The City of Kings - Lima Part Dos

A travel blog entry by aborder

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... tummy is making funny noises......can't imagine what that might be!?! I start to think of the adventure ahead. A couple more stops in Peru then three countries in just over a week. I'm satisfied with the pace of my trip, I'm on a tight budget and hanging ...

Jungle Sam Part 2, Cusco , Peru travel blog

Jungle Sam Part 2

A travel blog entry by samphilpott

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... 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 couple of hours - but that's Peru for you!!! ...

Back in Cusco, Cusco, Peru travel blog

Back in Cusco

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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Our first full day back in Cusco was a bit of a write-off. The two girls were pretty useless as they had stinking hangovers. It took us ages to get them moving and we finally got out of the hostel at about 2pm. We went straight to Jack's café which is ...

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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... a place of conflict and frustration, which I actually think is true to a point. I am enjoying the whole experience, but I could never live in Peru, its definitely not the place for me to live, work or find love. But it is amazing to think I am here, 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 ...

The Road to Machu Picchu, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

The Road to Machu Picchu

A travel blog entry by dane

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... cold rain. I was exhausted and confused. I hadn't wet the bed in months. After a few moments I realized what had happened, tossed my blanket aside, stole one of Bev's blankets, and moved my bed away from the leak in the roof. Just another day in ...

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 ...

The Inca Trail, Inca Trail, Peru travel blog

The Inca Trail

A travel blog entry by ameng

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... way they treat their porters.  When the Inca Trail first began to attract tourists, many local people came from all over Peru to work as porters, but they also spent all their earnings on gambling, alcohol and lived in bad conditions.  ...

Lima, Lima, Peru travel blog

Lima

A travel blog entry by ameng

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19/01/2011 - Wednesday I was in no mood to catch public transport, so we hopped in the first taxi available at the airport.  Our driver was a former Formula 1 driver, as he drove 120 km/h down the highway, weaving between cars and trucks.  We ...

Last Day in Peru, Lima, Peru travel blog

Last Day in Peru

A travel blog entry by dane

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... we had an awesome dinner at a place overlooking the ocean. Bev's treat. It was a great way to spend our final day in Peru. Much better than sitting around the airport. We made it back to the airport and checked into our flight at 9:30 or so. This ...

Puno and Lake Titicaca, Puno, Peru travel blog

Puno and Lake Titicaca

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... a bus heading towards Copocabana and the Bolivian Border. With the bus to Bolivia, comes the end of my time in Peru. Such a diverse country, Rainforests, world heritage sites like Machu Picchu and Chan Chan, Inca trails, Lake Titicaca, deserts, beautiful ...

End of Short of Breath, Lima, Peru travel blog

End of Short of Breath

A travel blog entry by andrewy

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Hello everyone,     Today is my last day in the highland. Since there is no tours scheduled, I had the whole morning to relax and do whatever I wanted to do. Well, after 5 days of heavy duty travelling, I am sleeping in today !!! I woke ...

Made it to Aguas Caliente, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

Made it to Aguas Caliente

A travel blog entry by johnorton

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We are here at the base of Machu Picchu.  What an amazing ride and train trip from ollyuntumbo(sp) Anyway this internet cafe is sloooooooow...  so pictures and a major update of the trip today and  Machu Picchu tomorrow evening when we ...

Pitstop in Tumbes, Tumbes, Peru travel blog

Pitstop in Tumbes

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... to think about at other border crossings. We get to the Peruvian Border town of Aguas Verdes to obtain the entry stamp of Peru. The place is run down, trash is littered everywhere, stray dogs roam the streets. Inside the border control building, there is ...

Cusco - Last Day, Cusco, Peru travel blog

Cusco - Last Day

A travel blog entry by dane

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It's was our last day in Cusco. We were planning on going to Pisac today, but that fell through. I've had a cold/flu thing since the bus ride from hell. I guess I couldn't have expected to escape the epidemic on wheels unscathed. So today we decided ...

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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... I got back what miserable weather we´ve had of late reminds me too much of home. It´s supposed to be spring/summer in Peru...but I actually think the winter is the best time to come when it might be cooler but it doesn´t rain, I hate ...

Flying dead high, Nasca, Peru travel blog

Flying dead high

A travel blog entry by nadinehanlon

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It had been amazing to share 2 weeks travelling with one of my friends from back home and I cried as soon as April left.  I spent a further day wallowing my sorrows away in El Ecuentro, my favourite vegetarian restaurant in the world, before I ...

Mummies, Mausoleums and Meat feasts, Chachapoyas, Peru travel blog

Mummies, Mausoleums and Meat feasts

A travel blog entry by dospollos

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We came to Chachapoyas in search of some lesser gringo discovered Pre-Inca sights with plans to head east into the Amazon from there. We were planning to do a 8 day boat trip on the river but after hearing grusome stories of jungle life our enthusiasm ...

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