Travel Blogs from Peru

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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 I“m 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 ...

Lovely Lima?, Lima, Peru travel blog

Lovely Lima?

A travel blog entry by pidgeandpie

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Blurb & Video to follow, when we return to Blighty and proper ...

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 ...

Trujillo, Peru 29th Dec - 30th Dec, Trujillo, Peru travel blog

Trujillo, Peru 29th Dec - 30th Dec

A travel blog entry by fae-neilvsworld

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Location: Trujillo, Peru Dates: 29th Dec – 30th Dec Introduction We took a night bus here and checked into our hotel early in the morning, giving us a full day to explore before we headed off again the next day. This city is right on the coast and ...

Mancora, Peru - 29th Dec - 30th Dec, Mancora, Peru travel blog

Mancora, Peru - 29th Dec - 30th Dec

A travel blog entry by fae-neilvsworld

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... border we got our stamp for exiting Ecuador but the bus driver hurried us along and said we didn't need the stamp for entering Peru. We assumed there was another visa point. There wasn’t. So we ended up getting off the bus at the first major town ...

Flight to Cuzco, Cuzco, Peru travel blog

Flight to Cuzco

A travel blog entry by kimberlysarna

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I can“t 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 ...

Lima, Peru 30th Dec - 5th Jan, Lima, Peru travel blog

Lima, Peru 30th Dec - 5th Jan

A travel blog entry by fae-neilvsworld

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... why tourists were in their neighborhood!   On NYE we met up with Jane and her tour group for drinks. It is a tradition in Peru to wear yellow underwear for good luck so we all went out and bought some from the many people on the streets selling it! ...

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 Llama“s and Alpaca“s 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 ...

Arequipa, Peru 5th Jan - 7th Jan, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Arequipa, Peru 5th Jan - 7th Jan

A travel blog entry by fae-neilvsworld

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 Introduction This was a marathon 16 hour journey to get here! We left at 5pm so booked up on a VIP bus so we could have a nice luxury seat to sleep in. The bus service was the most luxurious travel we have ever been on. Meals, blankets & ...

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 ...

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 ...

Cuzco - Arequipa, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Cuzco - Arequipa

A travel blog entry by kandg

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... by bus in these countries (Peru, Bolivia, Indonesia etc) is our justification for flying. Either way we flew to Arequipa, Peru's second city, after being delayed a few hours. the concept of time and punctuality is weak in South America and if something ...

Election Update, Mancora, Peru travel blog

Election Update

A travel blog entry by midlifecrisis

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... in Bolivia to nationalize natural gas reserves will likely raise prices for their customers, Brazilian consumers. One issue that Peru desperately needs to confront is corruption. We traveled for weeks in Chile, Argentina and Brazil and only met one ...

Titi, Taquile and Uros, Puno, Peru travel blog

Titi, Taquile and Uros

A travel blog entry by camille

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... , but Tanja is only little, so that wasn`t too bad! Things I Learned * Lake Titicaca is supposedly shaped like a puma chasing a rabbit. * Peru has 57% of the lake, and Bolivia the other 43%. * The lake is 180km long and 61km wide and reaches a depth ...

Surprise in the Sacred Valley, Sacred Valley, Peru travel blog

Surprise in the Sacred Valley

A travel blog entry by camille

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Finally we were off in the direction of my childhood fantasy, Machu Picchu. Emily, Tanja and I were in good company with Martin (Germany) and Julie and Maria (Denmark). Martin was acting as our tour guide and it was nice to leave all the organising to ...

Machu Picchu, Peru 10th Jan - 11th Jan, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Machu Picchu, Peru 10th Jan - 11th Jan

A travel blog entry by fae-neilvsworld

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 Introduction This was one of the highlights of our trip. We decided not to do the Inca trail and do another walk somewhere else instead so we went a different way and headed to Machu Picchu by bus, train & then a walk. Highlights ...

Fly By, Lima, Peru travel blog

Fly By

A travel blog entry by smitherson

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Arrived in late from Rapa Nui and heading out early in the morning, so a quick nap in a hostel near the airport and we were away again to meet Julie in Cali, Columbia! - JJ ...

”Machu Picchu!, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

”Machu Picchu!

A travel blog entry by camille

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The time had finally arrived. The most famous and visited of all the Inca ruins was only a 30 minute bus ride, or a 90 minute climb, away. It was time to visit Machu Picchu and see that famous vista for myself. Up in the bus Martin was the only one ...

Juanita in the freezer, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Juanita in the freezer

A travel blog entry by camille

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After Colca Canyon, we spent one more day in Arequipa to suss out Juanita, the frozen Inca sacrifice found at the top of Ampato volcano. Juanita Definitely one of the most interesting things I“ve seen so far, especially in the way of dead people. ...

Sun, Sea and almost Surfing in Mancora, Mancora, Peru travel blog

Sun, Sea and almost Surfing in Mancora

A travel blog entry by jonnyandjanette

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We arrive in Mancora, a small beach resort in the north of Peru, after a long bus journey and are glad to see the hostel waiting to pick us up to take us to the hostel. We then somehow manage to cram 4 people, 4 backpacks and numerous bags into an old, ...

**RECIPE** - Peruvian Civeche, Paracas, Peru travel blog

**RECIPE** - Peruvian Civeche

A travel blog entry by smitherson

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Not all 'ceviche' is created equal. First tried this on advice from Ivo in Paracus, Peru.  It had been over marinaded so was cooked right through.  Shame.  Had lots of good ones since. :) If you fancy giving it ago, I can thoroughly ...

Passing Through, Puno, Peru travel blog

Passing Through

A travel blog entry by smitherson

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Not much to write home about.  The hotel was lovely, the cafe we had dinner was a great change from the food in Bolivia and the town was... well just a town.  Expectin big things as we head north towards our dream of Machu Picchu. - JJ ...

Sandboarding Stacker, Huacachina, Peru travel blog

Sandboarding Stacker

A travel blog entry by camille

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... of hostels and restaurants, and it became my paradise. One last go I had to choose between a tour to Islas Ballestas (Peru`s version of the Galapagos) or another sandboarding outing. I chose the sandboarding. Waking up in much better form, feeling ...

Nazca - Ica - Lima, Lima, Peru travel blog

Nazca - Ica - Lima

A travel blog entry by kandg

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Day 317 - 318 - Nazca - Ica - Lima With our time in Peru rapidly evaporating, the pace required upping and so we left Nazca for Ica. Our chosen method of transportation was a shared taxi. We“d envisaged sharing with other travellers but as it turned ...

Oh the PAIN!!!, Colca Canyon, Peru travel blog

Oh the PAIN!!!

A travel blog entry by camille

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... the granny, who the conductor even called "abuelita" or little grandmother. At one point, a stinky man missing his front teeth (common in Peru) decided to sing for his passage and let go of the rail and leaned on me while he clapped in time to his song. ...

First Chicken Coach, Yurimaguas, Peru travel blog

First Chicken Coach

A travel blog entry by camille

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I was finally initiated into the joys of travelling Chicken Coach. Since my top priority was to get out of Yurimaguas, I had to venture out of the hotel room I'd holed myself up in watching American soapies and latino music. I found out where an ...

Peruvian Food...., Lima, Peru travel blog

Peruvian Food....

A travel blog entry by kimberlysarna

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As everyone knows, I love to eat, and Peru has a lot to offer! Last night Joanna and Clara took me to a gourmet Peruvian dinner that was amazing. There is alot of variety in their food. We ordered 3 different dishes, all topped flavorful mashed potatos ...

Change of plans, Cusco, Peru travel blog

Change of plans

A travel blog entry by roel_e

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... . If we go to Bolivia instead, we are already moving in the right direction. To save even more time we are going to fly from Cusco, Peru to La Paz, Bolivia. This will save us about two days on a bus, and since the buses in Peru are the worst we have ...

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