Travel Blogs from Peru

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How To Become A Nun, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

How To Become A Nun

A travel blog entry by smitherson

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... their slaves washed daily - as they were performing hard labour. After the Convent we posted some gifts home (much better system in Peru than Argentina) and ate Turkish food for dinner - humous yum! James had a cold coming so a double shot of Diasarrono ...

Over The Top To Chivay, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Over The Top To Chivay

A travel blog entry by smitherson

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Our 2day/1night tour of the Colca Canyon started at 8am from Arequipa and involved driving right around El Misti and Chachani ("dressed in white"), two of the most prominent volcanoes on the skyline. We reached 5000 metres and stopped for coca tea and ...

The Ice Princess, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

The Ice Princess

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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We arrived in the bustling and surprisingly large Arequipa bright and early in the morning.  We had a lovely night bus ride - economico, two hours late, and freezing cold.  Erin is not a big fan of the night bus.  The guidebook said that ...

Night One - Lima, Peru, Lima, Peru travel blog

Night One - Lima, Peru

A travel blog entry by kimberlysarna

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Lima is definitely unlike any other city I've visited. I'm staying in a hotel in the Centro - downtown area. It's not the prettiest of areas. It's very run down, lots of shanty's mixed in with beautiful baroque churches. I knew tourism was slow when ...

Peru, Lima, Peru travel blog

Peru

A travel blog entry by tinytraveller

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... then after about 4 hours of the same landscape.... Still we followed the ocean all the way along and I honestly didn't expect that. Peru. Desert. I thought it was all going to be lush and green mountains. Well, that was naive of me because of course Peru ...

WhereŽd the air go?, Puno, Peru travel blog

WhereŽd the air go?

A travel blog entry by tommy

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... by the consumption of strange and unfamiliar foods, often containing one of the 600,000,000,000 types of potatoes native to Peru. The symptoms include nausea, cramping and a strange artistic desire to paint the insides of toilet bowls. After dinner we ...

Back to Lima, Lima, Peru travel blog

Back to Lima

A travel blog entry by tommy

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We said farewell to our new friends and to Mancora and boarded the bus for the 17hour trip back to Lima. We had learnt our lessons on booking dodgy buses and got on one with the big reclining seats and hot food. Due to a large farewell night, I didn't ...

Motorbike mountain trip (Day One), Quebrada, Peru travel blog

Motorbike mountain trip (Day One)

A travel blog entry by pidgeandpie

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Motorbike mountain trip (Day Two), Quillabamba, Peru travel blog

Motorbike mountain trip (Day Two)

A travel blog entry by pidgeandpie

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Inca Trail Trek (Day One), Wayllabamba, Peru travel blog

Inca Trail Trek (Day One)

A travel blog entry by pidgeandpie

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Inca Trail Trek (Day Two), Pacaymaya, Peru travel blog

Inca Trail Trek (Day Two)

A travel blog entry by pidgeandpie

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The Last Boat Trip, Yurimaguas, Peru travel blog

The Last Boat Trip

A travel blog entry by camille

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I did it. I got back on the horse, Lone Ranger style, and moved on all by myself. It was sad to say goodbye to Kylie and Trudi, as we had been travelling together for 4 weeks and had spent some quality hammock hanging time together. It was nice to ...

Peru, Piura, Peru travel blog

Peru

A travel blog entry by m-and-c

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Chapter 4 7th August 2004 In Search of Paddington Bear in Peru................ Crossing the land border from Ecuador to Peru couldn't have been easier. We drove over the border at Maccra and continued on until we arrived at Piura some 9 hours ...

Boobies! (Of the Bird Variety That Is...), Paracas, Peru travel blog

Boobies! (Of the Bird Variety That Is...)

A travel blog entry by smitherson

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... dune by an early civilisation who inhabited the area. Then out to sea we headed and the Ballestas Islands.  A national reserve of Peru, we were not allowed to disembark onto the island itself but to be fair I think the better view was from the water ...

Nazca Lines, Nazca, Peru travel blog

Nazca Lines

A travel blog entry by kandg

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... cuisine, was unpleasant. I know I'm mopaning about food a lot but if a way to a man's heart is through his stomach then Peru is doing little to entice me. Fortunately no-one lied to us about our overnight bus to Nazca and we got the tickets we had ...

Iquitos you and I both know, Iquitos, Peru travel blog

Iquitos you and I both know

A travel blog entry by camille

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... I finally found a good boat and so IŽm off to Yurimaguas! Things I learned * There are some truly innocent people in the world ie Alexander * Men in Peru are the same as Brazil, only instead of saying "Voce linda" they make kissing sounds to ...

Colca Canyon, Cabanaconde, Peru travel blog

Colca Canyon

A travel blog entry by sylviajason

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... burning ensured that the land remained fertile.  Those are but a few examples of the hard life led by the highland people of Peru. Despite it being a little bit crowded we enjoyed basking in the warm sun and water at a hot springs site near a river. ...

Just a little rant, Ica, Peru travel blog

Just a little rant

A travel blog entry by beardandblonde

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... , we still walked up a dune for a romantic little sunset. Then ran all the way down, making our own fun as the cold sand swallowed our ankles. Early night for us, up early for the journey to Peru's capital, Lima. We couldn't get out of here any ...

Lovely Lima?, Lima, Peru travel blog

Lovely Lima?

A travel blog entry by pidgeandpie

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Ruins And Crashes, Pisac, Peru travel blog

Ruins And Crashes

A travel blog entry by sylviajason

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We decided to make the trip out to the famous Pisac ruins and Sunday market. It was only a half hour minibus ride.  We shared a taxi to the main ruins entrance with a friendly Italian couple.  The entrance ticket set us back 70 soles (~$27). ...

Day Three of the Inca Trail, Inca Trail (Day Three), Peru travel blog

Day Three of the Inca Trail

A travel blog entry by kandg

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Day 308 - Day Three of the Inca Trail After yesterday's Herculean efforts (OK, a touch of hyperbole there) we thought it was downhill from now on. While literally this was true (barring an initial ascent), metaphorically speaking this was not the ...

Flight to Cuzco, Cuzco, Peru travel blog

Flight to Cuzco

A travel blog entry by kimberlysarna

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I canŽt even begin to describe how much of a world away Cuzco is from Lima. By the time I left Lima, I thought I would forever hear the sound of beeping cars. Everytime they turn a corner, switch lanes or a light changes colors, they beep! Now Cuzco ...

Heading Down, Huana Picchu, Peru travel blog

Heading Down

A travel blog entry by smitherson

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So down we went.  Having seen the direct route back down, I was hoping for a kinder decent. The Incas however had other ideas and inventively found ways to build stairs even on the most vertical surfaces.  Where nature had taken away the Incas ...

No gracias!, Cusco, Peru travel blog

No gracias!

A travel blog entry by roel_e

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... to the sentence 'No gracias', because this has been, without doubt, the sentence most spoken by us during our stay in Peru, especially in the city of Cusco. These words were mostly uttered to street vendors trying to sell us anything ranging from ...

Paramount Pictures presents... A bed in a shed., Huaraz, Peru travel blog

Paramount Pictures presents... A bed in a shed.

A travel blog entry by beardandblonde

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... heat. We only bumped into three other couples until we met David and Andy, American med students who'd just flown in to Peru and hadn't quite acclimatised. Rewinding back to before meeting this pair, we were supposed to be aiming to sleep at the third ...

Third And Final Stop, Cusco, Peru travel blog

Third And Final Stop

A travel blog entry by sylviajason

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After the four hour journey back from Aguas Calientes we suffered a major let down. In dire need of our first showers in several days, we had planned to jump in immediately, but Hotel Pantastico had no running water all night.  Unfortunately, this ...

Day Two Inca Trail, Andes Mountains, Peru travel blog

Day Two Inca Trail

A travel blog entry by kimberlysarna

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Day two of the hike, we woke up at 5am to the sun rising and wild LlamaŽs and AlpacaŽs grazing outside our tents. Sore, cold, still wet ~ we supposedly had finished our hardest day. It is amazing how fast a group of people can become close to one ...

Whistles and Decapitators, Chiclayo, Peru travel blog

Whistles and Decapitators

A travel blog entry by camille

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Our short skirts, welcoming the first warm bit of sun we had seen for awhile, attracted lots of stares, whistles and comments. It was enough to send a grown woman racing back to her room for more clothes. Discount Without even really trying, we got a ...

The Grander Canyon, Chivay, Peru travel blog

The Grander Canyon

A travel blog entry by beardandblonde

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Blonde Colca Canyon; 100 miles from Arequipa, yet feels like another planet. At 4160m, it's more than twice the depth of the US' Grand Canyon and was formed by the river Colca. Unlike metropolitan Arequipa, the Colca Valley is rich in Andean culture, ...

Incas Galore!, Cusco, Peru travel blog

Incas Galore!

A travel blog entry by helsbells

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Greetings from Cusco, the Inca's capital city and tourist town extraordinaire. I arrived in Peru from Chile last Sunday. I was really pleased because I met two great English girls in Arica, Chile who had the same plans as mine and asked me to ...

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