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Up in the clouds!!, Cusco, Peru travel blog

Up in the clouds!!

A travel blog entry by worldtraveler2

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We had to get up at 3:30am on Saturday morning to catch our 50 minute flight to Cusco at 6am. Going through security, it was pretty easy and I didn't have to throw out my water.  Flying into Cusco was not as scary as I thought it would be, I guess I ...

Reinforcements, Cuzco, Peru travel blog

Reinforcements

A travel blog entry by midlifecrisis

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... is both tedious and bone jarring.) We took the long way around and spent 11 hours dodging potholes on the 'good' road. Navigation in Peru is no picnic either. It is quite rare for the maps to agree with each other or with the GPS. Towns, roads and ...

following the scent of salt..., Chinchero, Peru travel blog

following the scent of salt...

A travel blog entry by rawhideone

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1/14 There's been a "rumba"  and the railroad tracks are blocked by rocks....we're forced to leave a day later than we intended, but at 5 AM, way earlier in the day than I ever intend to go anywhere.   But that's OK because we plan to ...

Sand in everything!!, Huacachina, Peru travel blog

Sand in everything!!

A travel blog entry by alinmattrtw2005

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 We departed a very cold Lima in the morning on a minibus that we thought was taking us all the way to Ica! How wrong were we, about 10 minutes after getting in the minibus we were dropped off at another bus terminal in Lima to board a big bus! ...

No more stairs!, Cusco/Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

No more stairs!

A travel blog entry by roel_e

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... we were finally on our way to Machu Picchu. As the bus up the mountain was as overpriced as everything else here in tourist-trap Peru we decided to hike our way up. Well, it took us an exhausting two hours of walking up very steep stairs. The views were ...

Birthday Fun, Huacachina, Peru travel blog

Birthday Fun

A travel blog entry by smitherson

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Our taxi awaited us at the bus station as we arrived in Ike. 'Williams' our drive was soon heading towards Huacachina and our oasis retreat, at least for a couple of nights.  With no where to stay Williams took us to a mates hotel and we booked in ...

River and Rainforest, Bahuaja Lodge, Amazon, Peru travel blog

River and Rainforest

A travel blog entry by wkfoster

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After the forest, the river was one of the most prominent features of life at Bahuaja, with it providing the water we needed for the kitchen etc, a place to wash and cool down, and it was the way we got anywhere else and how we got our supplies and ...

Pipedream, Sicuani, Peru travel blog

Pipedream

A travel blog entry by smitherson

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The pipedream of visiting the fabled Machu Picchu IS becoming reality. Cusco is the last stepping stone before arriving at one of humanities feats of imagination and my achieving a dream of visiting what is the closest thing to a mythical city.  ...

Lake Titicaca, Lake Titicaca, Peru travel blog

Lake Titicaca

A travel blog entry by roel_e

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The day after we came back from the Colca Canyon we jumped on the bus to Puno, a city next to the biggest navigable lake in the world (3,810 m above sea level), Lake Titicaca. We got there alright, although it was over a bumpy road, and there wasn't any ...

Another World, Salar de Uyuni, Arequipa, Colca Canyon, Ica, Peru travel blog

Another World

A travel blog entry by bonkers

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... , riding the thermals all the way to dead dog dinner. Spent the last couple of days back in the heat, near the coast of Peru, in the desert. Ica, it could've been the Middle East. Huge steep dunes, surrounding an oasis town. Beach buggying and ...

The High Life, Lima, Peru travel blog

The High Life

A travel blog entry by smitherson

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... a radio taxi where the driver had an official badge and then headed straight into Lima rush-hour for our hostel, the number 1 hostel in Peru 2011. The place was a bit like Fort Knox to get into (but so was everywhere else) but the staff were amazing and ...

From Cusco to Rurrenabaque to Rio to BsAs, Cusco, La Paz, Rio de Janiero, Buenos Aires, Peru travel blog

From Cusco to Rurrenabaque to Rio to BsAs

A travel blog entry by jose

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... know if you have no interest in these silly group e-mails. Headlines might help (I do promise this will be the longest!) ... Peru, generally We met a ton of people who gave us the impression that we would hate it in Peru, but it was ...

Condors and hotsprings in the Colca Canyon, Chuvai, Peru travel blog

Condors and hotsprings in the Colca Canyon

A travel blog entry by roel_e

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... hours and the road we had to travel on was '60% good and 40% bad' (asphalted roads are still somewhat of a luxury in Peru). The van was in a slighty battered state, but then again most vehicles can be described like that. The first part of the trip ...

A Tale of Two Cities, Puno, Peru travel blog

A Tale of Two Cities

A travel blog entry by midlifecrisis

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... . The locals dump raw sewage into the harbor and, consequently, the water is covered by a bright-green layer of algae. Peru, however, seems to embrace modern capitalism and two local hotel chains (one owned by Europeans) have built luxury hotels at ...

Colca Canyon, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Colca Canyon

A travel blog entry by steveanderson

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Arrived in Arequipa yesterday and boked what was to be the most gruelling hike of my life!! a three day hike to Colca Canyon....the first day was easy enough- a leisurely drive to Chivay stopping only for photo opportunity with eagle before settling in ...

the lost city is found again..., Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

the lost city is found again...

A travel blog entry by rawhideone

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... coffee beans, cotton, and peppers, and brilliant flowers in full bloom - Angel says there are over a thousand varieties of orchids in Peru...if I understand him correctly...and we're able to see a whole range of colors.... We stop at some roadside stands, ...

Iglesia de Santo Domingo, Cusco, Peru travel blog

Iglesia de Santo Domingo

A travel blog entry by worldtraveler2

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I woke up feeling great this morning. Nik and I had a breakfast as usual and then Nik was playing with T Bone, who all of a sudden growled and bit his thumb.  Its scared the crap out of me!!!  It started to bleed and Nik was in a lot of ...

Machu Picchu without the Crowd, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Machu Picchu without the Crowd

A travel blog entry by hpeier12

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left @ 6 AM from Aquas Caliente to reach Macchu Picchu the highest of the four Peaks before Midday. Itwas raining , the narrow path going up is not really a problem, going down is another story . At the Main gate the check your Passport and Ticket. ...

Puno, Puno, Peru travel blog

Puno

A travel blog entry by myjob

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It took us 4 flights, 1 bus and 38 hrs to arrive in Puno....but we managed. We decided to head straight for the Lake and use Puno as a launching point to visit the Islands. Puno is a Region, Province and city that is rich in Culture and Folklore. It's ...

Nazca, Ica and Miraflores: Pacific Coast of Peru, Lima, Peru travel blog

Nazca, Ica and Miraflores: Pacific Coast of Peru

A travel blog entry by nikolassarah

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... Pacific side, unloaded to mule train again and loaded on to ships again heading for Spain on the Caribbean side), and since Peru's independence from Spain, Lima has served as the capital of the country.  Today, nearly 1/3 of the population of ...

City of the Paddington Bear, Lima, Peru travel blog

City of the Paddington Bear

A travel blog entry by shanewilson

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... far better deal than that of Australia! Travelling RTW is providing me with all these little hints... There is something really great about Peru that is holding my attention, and subsequent desire to return. If only I had more than 2 nights in ...

Clever Buggers, Nazca, Peru travel blog

Clever Buggers

A travel blog entry by smitherson

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Arrived super early in the morning and for no better reason decided to accompany Melanie to her hostel.  We negotiated with the accommodating owner and took a room for the morning to freshen up and leave our things while we went to look at ...

Bring on the Altitude Sickness, Colca Canyon, Peru travel blog

Bring on the Altitude Sickness

A travel blog entry by shanewilson

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... coloured volcanic rock called sillar. I have felt safe and comfortable here in Arequipa, so much more than the other towns here in Peru. According to Julio, the 6 hour road trip to Canon del Colca is the worst road in Peru... to put it into perspective, ...

Day Three Inca Trail, Inca Trail, Peru travel blog

Day Three Inca Trail

A travel blog entry by kimberlysarna

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Day Three. The night before, we had gone to bed with an amazing full moon hanging over the peaks and woke up this morning to the sun glistening off the snow capped mountains in the distance. It was the first night a few of us actually slept and woke up ...

Soccer Match, Cusco, Peru travel blog

Soccer Match

A travel blog entry by worldtraveler2

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... 8217;t miss how expensive it is.  I really do miss a HOT shower though!  Here are some interesting facts about Peru:       Population is estimated at 27 million       54% of Peruvians live ...

The Only Way Is Up!, Huana Picchu, Peru travel blog

The Only Way Is Up!

A travel blog entry by smitherson

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Enough with the early starts already. Its been raining all night, the cloud is down and it isn't looking promising we’ll see much of Machu Picchu.  But there isn’t much that can dampen my spirit this morning!  We’re jumping ...

Cusco - Mancora - buses and a birthday boy, Mancora, Peru travel blog

Cusco - Mancora - buses and a birthday boy

A travel blog entry by mandibee

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... a bus leaving at 2pm.   We knew of 2 companies, Rutas de Americas and Ormeno that do "international" buses leaving from Lima (peru) and going direct to Cali (columbia) which was ideal sit on one bus and they deal with border control n stuff for you ...

Arequipa - Cotahuasi - Puno, Puno, Peru travel blog

Arequipa - Cotahuasi - Puno

A travel blog entry by grizzly

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... . He is planning a 3-4 day adventure race there sometime next year. A special mention and thanks goes to the people of Peru. I think I mentioned it earlier but the people are the ones that make this a special country. The people of Peru really make ...

Cuzco And Machu Picchu., Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Cuzco And Machu Picchu.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... and we caught a bus to our next Peruvian destination - Puno on the shores of Lake Titicaca. Footnote: Machu Picchu Cuzco Region, Peru is listed as one of the New Seven Wonders Of The World Winners. The Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu is UNESCO World ...

Manchu Picchu, Manchu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Manchu Picchu

A travel blog entry by kimberlysarna

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3am, and were all up and ready to go. Extremely sore, but we are about two hours from Manchu Picchu and the adrenaline has us moving. Everyone is trying to be quite around camp, we dont want to wake anyone else...we want as much of a head start as ...

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