Travel Blogs from Peru

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Burger of Beast, Lima, Peru travel blog

Burger of Beast

A travel blog entry by chowie

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... Australia. The one's arriving today I believe are from England as well. The rest of the evening involved the following: - I tried Peru's national drink, the Pisco Sour. The name doesn't lie... very sour. - Ordered what I thought was Llama Saltado, ...

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 ...

Convents, Condors and Canyons..., Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Convents, Condors and Canyons...

A travel blog entry by marktjhung

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... my noodles.  Exactly.  Noodles.  Chinese noodles.  You see, there's a heap of little chinese restaurants in Peru, called 'Chifas' largely thanks tyo the long history of chinese emigration to Peru.  And chinese food seems to have ...

Reed Islands, Puno and the Uros Islands, Peru travel blog

Reed Islands

A travel blog entry by chowie

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Pounding on the door, the homestay "alpha male" woke us from a deep sleep. We enjoyed pancakes and some mint-like tea, and then made our way to the waterfront - with Aleja leading the way. We said our thanks and goodbye, and then boarded our boat. ...

Poncho Dancing, Amantani Island, Peru travel blog

Poncho Dancing

A travel blog entry by chowie

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... much of their traditional culture. Their style of dress and their culture are quite a bit different than the rest of Peru. Itīs amazing what isolationism can do to oneīs culture. Wheezing and puffing and panting... we started our ascent up the ...

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 ...

A bit of nature and history, Chachapoyas, Peru travel blog

A bit of nature and history

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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A little disappointed at not having another day on the boat, and cursing our luck with efficient transport (!) we arrived into Yurimaguas in horrible weather and were so impressed with the place we went straight to the bus terminal and got a bus to the ...

Islas Flotantes, Puno, Peru travel blog

Islas Flotantes

A travel blog entry by rachel_john

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... my finger on what it is about these Israeli girls that makes them look so different. We walk a few hundred metres into Peru. Following a tip from a sober Frenchman who had travelled for many years in South America, I have listed my occupation on the ...

The Poor Manīs Gallapagos, Pisco, Peru travel blog

The Poor Manīs Gallapagos

A travel blog entry by rachel_john

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... visit Equador nor unfortunately the Gallapagos islands, we have come up with a cheap and dirty alternative: the Ballestas Islands in Peru. These Islands are just off the coast from Peruīs only coastal National Park, Paracas. Are the islands worth ...

Ollyantambo - a magical little town, Ollyantambo, Peru travel blog

Ollyantambo - a magical little town

A travel blog entry by themurphys

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... are still sitting on top of original Inca foundations and is supposedly the best surviving example of Inca town planning in Peru. Even the original doorways of noblemans houses from centries ago are still there and in use as entrances to peoples ...

The Doctor's Visit, Cusco, Peru travel blog

The Doctor's Visit

A travel blog entry by ameng

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18/01/2011 - Tuesday Back at the hostel Oliver called a doctor for me, and after a consultation I was diagnosed with... chicken pox! The thought had crossed my mind before, since I never had chicken pox when I was a kid, but it just seemed so unlikely I ...

Dodgy sandboards and wine tours, Huacachina, Peru travel blog

Dodgy sandboards and wine tours

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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... by massive sand dunes and the plan was to go out in a buggy the next day.  Ica is also the biggest wine region in Peru so we planned on doing a wine tour, and once we checked into a hotel with a pool in the sunshine Lucy in particular planned to lie ...

Cusco and Maccu Picchu, Cusco, Peru travel blog

Cusco and Maccu Picchu

A travel blog entry by dospollos

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Finally we got the better of altitude and set off to fulfill a life long dream to watch the sunrise over the ancient Inca city of Machu Picchu. Determined not to pay the $40 dollar bill for the tourist train to Aguas Caliente (the town at the foot of ...

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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... churches. A bit of a walk around to orientate ourselves and for Cynthia to give us her history spiel... she sooooo loves Peru and it's history... lucky shes so cute or shed be boring..hee... Then into a restaurant for a very late ...

The Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

The Lost City of the Incas

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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DOMINIQUE HERE: Day : 303 Temperture : 17 degrees Weather : See for yourself!! Some info for those planning on visiting Machu Picchu if not doing the the Inca Trail. Most hotels / hostels in Cusco, and many more travel agencies will offer one or two day ...

Through Hell to Cusco, Cusco, Peru travel blog

Through Hell to Cusco

A travel blog entry by dane

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So when I signed off yesterday, we had the world in our hands. Things were really coming together and we were feeling pretty good. That's always when things fall apart. The victory for the white kids was short lived. The super wow bus I referred to ...

Lima - overnight, Lima, Peru travel blog

Lima - overnight

A travel blog entry by johnorton

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After a 6 plus hour flight from Houston, we arrived in Lima.  What can I say, but "Interesting Place".  We took a cab from the airport through some rather downtrodden areas and dark, sinister back alleys, finally relieved to find the ...

To Hell and Back, Puerto Maldonado, Peru travel blog

To Hell and Back

A travel blog entry by chowie

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... With so much history, culture, and a variety of ecosystems, a visitor cannot help but be humbled by their time in Peru. Itīs difficult to choose a favourite moment from the trip; every moment has been so different. The traditional dancing in a remote ...

Captivating Cusco, Cusco, Peru travel blog

Captivating Cusco

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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... other journeys in that direction- for the foreseeable future.  Despite being the biggest and most professional bus company in Peru they were pretty unhelpful other than giving us the initial information and basically said you're screwed! They ...

Goodbye Ecuador, Hello Peru, Chiclayo, Peru travel blog

Goodbye Ecuador, Hello Peru

A travel blog entry by helene

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... the sky, tiny yellow birds with orange heads, and butterflies all the colours of the rainbow. And here I am in Country No 2, Peru. I arrived in Mancora, on the west coast of the country, after a tortuous journey through the night with little sleep but ...

The Amazon, Puerto Maldonado, Peru travel blog

The Amazon

A travel blog entry by themurphys

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... cooler weather. Info spiel following just for me to have when we're old (older..hee) This is the least populated territory in Peru, with only 600,000 people living in its 80,000 kM2 of jungle area. Its capital Is a riverside city known as Puerto ...

Wow!  No Wonder this is a Wonder!!!, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Wow! No Wonder this is a Wonder!!!

A travel blog entry by everywhere

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... new worlds.  I am way smarter now about the Incas and have seen the proof of their amazing architectural skill.  All of Peru is prone to earthquakes and they occur, in one form or another, on a regular basis.  A huge one levelled Cuzco in ...

Do you know the way to Puno?, Puno, Peru travel blog

Do you know the way to Puno?

A travel blog entry by chowie

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Today was a travelling day. Nothing too exciting. We made our way from the Colca Canyon to Puno. I was intrigued with how many stray dogs I saw in the middle of nowhere though. We would be in an absolute desolate place and there would be a dog on the ...

More sun, sand and sea....and an update on plans, Punta Sal, Peru travel blog

More sun, sand and sea....and an update on plans

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... Namibia, and any others that we have time to fit in would be fab. Gosh, what an adventure we are having! And still so much to look forward to!!!! Well, we will leave you with yet a few more photos of the beautiful wildlife and beaches of Peru, so enjoy. ...

This old mountain, Cusco, Peru travel blog

This old mountain

A travel blog entry by nadinehanlon

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... have a picnic lunch.  Then we walked up to the sungate and enjoyed the scenery there.   This was my last full day in Peru and of my trip, and I felt really happy that it had ended on a high note.  We made it back to the hostel quite ...

Getting ready for a trek, Huaraz, Peru travel blog

Getting ready for a trek

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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Huaraz is the jumping off point for all things mountain related in central Peru. There are 2 main mountain ranges, Cordillera Blanca and Cordillera Huayhuash, plus a number of other places such as Cordillera Negra and Alpamayo.  We wanted to do some ...

BINGO! on the way to Lima, Peru, Lima, Peru travel blog

BINGO! on the way to Lima, Peru

A travel blog entry by rickwastaken

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Cruz del Sur, El Placer de Viajar en Bus. This bus was ridiculous. It was closer to a flight than any bus we had been on previously. We checked our bags at a counter (of course we could see them just put the bags outside to go under the bus, but ...

Henry and Jorge, Lima, Peru travel blog

Henry and Jorge

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... a better life somewhere, away from the corruption and limited opportunities in an over educated,  yet under opportunitied country like Peru.  Immigrating to Canada could be the answer, the dream that they both wanted.  Sounded great – ...

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Inca Trail, Peru travel blog

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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Day 1     It has been about 8 months since we booked the Inca Trail when we headed off to the trail start on 26 June, and other than Dad being a little apprehensive about how his knees would hold up we were all very excited. We were ...

Puno and Lake Titicaca, Puno, Peru travel blog

Puno and Lake Titicaca

A travel blog entry by themurphys

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... we are shown to represent Peru on the TV travel shows. The deserts were amazing and the colours everywhere wonderful - so yep Peru a definite win destination for anyone picking a holiday spot.  I guess I must remind myself of the only negative ...

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