Travel Blogs from Peru

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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 ...

Ballesta Island and Paracas Tour, Paracas, Peru travel blog

Ballesta Island and Paracas Tour

A travel blog entry by andrewy

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Welcome to blog once again,        This morning started with my short trip with Jessica in search of that rare Leatherback turtle shell. We left the hotel around 710 am and was able to find the shell within 15 ...

The Amazing Cusco!!!!!, Cusco, Peru travel blog

The Amazing Cusco!!!!!

A travel blog entry by keithandkim

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I am working on this one currently, Cusco was amazing and will be updated ...

Arequipa and final thoughts on Peru, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Arequipa and final thoughts on Peru

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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... towns have a centrally located teminal terestre (bus station) that has affordable and comfortable buses to destinations all over Peru. The buses are usually relatively modern with plenty of legroom, and sometimes an attendant serves onboard snacks as ...

Puno to Pisco, Puno, Peru travel blog

Puno to Pisco

A travel blog entry by everywhere

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Overnight in Puno - best Hotel of the trip, on to Pisco Market and then further on to Ollantaytambo.  Buffet lunch in a beautiful ...

Mighy Incas & Their Descendents the Super Porters, Cusco, Peru travel blog

Mighy Incas & Their Descendents the Super Porters

A travel blog entry by travellingtans

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... But Machu Picchu lay undiscovered until the early 1900s when a young American man named Hiram Bingham fell in love with Peru and explored Inca civilisations a little more. Like most important discoveries, he stumbled on Machu Picchu when he was looking ...

After 9 years of yearning..., Lima, Peru travel blog

After 9 years of yearning...

A travel blog entry by chowie

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... Peru. Or maybe it´s because after so many years of wanting to come down here, I´ve built up my expectations and subsequently put Peru on a pedestal. But at this point, to me, Peru is Lima... and Lima is just another big city. With that said, I ...

Ancient Capital of the Incas, Cusco, Peru travel blog

Ancient Capital of the Incas

A travel blog entry by rachel_john

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... ate in Arequipa. I eat some beef kebabs with tatties and veg, and its a long time since I´ve eaten such tough meat. Maybe Peru can´t raise cattle like the Chileans or Argentinians, and I´m actually eating camelid? We decide its not bad enough to bother ...

Inca trails and Spanish tales (part 1), Cusco, Peru travel blog

Inca trails and Spanish tales (part 1)

A travel blog entry by nadinehanlon

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June is the perfect time to be here in Cusco... as it's a whole month of festival there is something happening every day, and it goes on for the whole day (and normally involves being woken up at 6am with fireworks)!!  I've seen traditional dance ...

Made it to Cusco, Cusco, Peru travel blog

Made it to Cusco

A travel blog entry by johnorton

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We set off from Puno not a moment too soon.  I was up half the night short of breath and finaly made my way downstairs (as they turn the elevator off at night - along with all the hall lights) to get a few cups of Coca tea.  I was fearing that ...

Okay Waykis!!!, Colca Canyon, Peru travel blog

Okay Waykis!!!

A travel blog entry by chowie

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... day since arriving in Peru. That´s not to say the sandboarding wasn´t brilliant, but it now feels like I´m experiencing the Peru I envisioned before coming down here. We left Arequipa, via mini-bus, for the Colca Canyon. Since we were climbing to ...

Lima - Pisco Sours, Lima, Peru travel blog

Lima - Pisco Sours

A travel blog entry by florby

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... name of good fun! Went back to the hostel around 10pm, where our host Marco had kindly purchased the ingredients needed for Pisco Sour, Peru's national drink. He used to be a bartender and online reviews said he made good Pisco sour. So despite our horrid ...

I'll have an Inka cola with my guinea pig please., Lima, Peru travel blog

I'll have an Inka cola with my guinea pig please.

A travel blog entry by mette

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... for more culture and for a rather special meeting. 5 years before me, Mom and Dad in Montana had an exchange student from Peru called Alejandro. Now I had heard about him and seen his picture on the wall. But never met him. Time to do something about ...

A million steps to the city in the clouds..., Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

A million steps to the city in the clouds...

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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... of the trip was doing a two-day hike to visit spectacular Incan city of Machu Picchu. It remains an absolute must when visiting Peru (or South America!) so of course we put it on our itinerary. The city is deep in the cloud forests and winding valleys ...

Nazca - The Lines, Nasca, Peru travel blog

Nazca - The Lines

A travel blog entry by florby

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... where we had dinner yesterday and had the 6soles menu - I had fish this time. Great value. Had articuchos(cow heart) for the last time from the same roadside stall, before heading back to the bus station to board our 10pm bus for Arequipa. Nazca, ...

Miraflores - nice end to an expedition, miraflores, lima, Peru travel blog

Miraflores - nice end to an expedition

A travel blog entry by johnorton

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Staying in the lap of luxury for a couple of days is definitely my idea of ending an expedition, even if we did duck out early. We walked along the cliffs of the beach to the nearby Larcomar shopping center, which is built right into the ...

Last day in Peru, Lima, Peru travel blog

Last day in Peru

A travel blog entry by andrewy

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... Rafael Larco Herrera. This museum, according to the Lonely Planet, has a very good collection of potteries from every known early civilizations in Peru, but do you think that is the reason I came all the way here, NOT.  I am here to see the Erotic ...

Colonial city, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Colonial city

A travel blog entry by rachel_john

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... plaza is a broad quadrangle of collonaded buildings and is one of the most beautiful town squares I´ve seen. It makes me think Peru certainly has an extreme mix of nasty and nice. Today there is a loud military parade taking place, and Rachel and I take ...

NHL PLAYOFF PREDICTIONS (an abuse of this blog), Shaman´s village in north, Peru travel blog

NHL PLAYOFF PREDICTIONS (an abuse of this blog)

A travel blog entry by steve_sara

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STEVE SAYS... I haven´t been able to watch hockey for the past 2 months. Usually this would be difficult for me, but since the Bruins once again missed the playoffs, I´m just fine with it. However, I´m still in shock that Dave Lewis got a vote of ...

Gradual ascent towards the heavens, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Gradual ascent towards the heavens

A travel blog entry by chowie

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Night bus!!! These are the two words in the English language, that make me cringe. I have never had a good experience on a night bus, and yesterday/today was no exception. The idea was to take an 8 hour bus from Nasca to Arequipa. First off, the ...

Cusco again due to strike / Leg healing nicely, Cusco, Peru travel blog

Cusco again due to strike / Leg healing nicely

A travel blog entry by johnorton

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It seems the farmers strike/revolt has shut down pretty much all traffic in and out of Cusco.  We are being told that there are rock barriers built on the roads to stop all the traffic entering and leaving. One of our crew was supposed to take a ...

Shiny boots in Piura, Peru, Piura, Peru travel blog

Shiny boots in Piura, Peru

A travel blog entry by rickwastaken

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... Ten miles is as far as one hundred, or a thousand. The world is big. The world is tiny. It's time to go to Lima. Quantifiable Summary Bus from Guayaquil, Ecuador to Piura, Peru: 10 hours, $10. One day of internet: About 3 soles/hour. Still ...

And you swear it's flat from here?!, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

And you swear it's flat from here?!

A travel blog entry by hannahbruce

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Of course, the main attraction in Peru is Machu Picchu and rather than doing a day trip I opted for something a little more adventurous: the four day jungle trek. With the word 'trek' in the name, I was a bit skeptical at first but with everyone I'd met ...

Now in Cuzco, Cusco, Peru travel blog

Now in Cuzco

A travel blog entry by thomaswguy

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Ello! Just before leaving Lima we enjoyed some good chicken, some cocktails and a windowless taxi ride home!! managed to sort out a bus to Cuzco, and were told it was going to be 23 hours, thought this was a bit much as the first bus company could ...

Some Pictures from Perú, Cuzco, Peru travel blog

Some Pictures from Perú

A travel blog entry by arichardson

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Here are some photos from Dad and I's ongoing trip in Perú. Will I figure out how to write this trip into an entry? We'll see. First, I have to find ...

Huayhuash Circuit Trek, Cordillera Huayhuash, Peru travel blog

Huayhuash Circuit Trek

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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Day 1: Huaraz to Quartelhuain I woke up at 4am this morning wondering why I was doing another trek! Always an early start which isn't my favourite thing! We were very organised and already packed so we were up, dressed and out within 20 minutes.  ...

The Poor Mans Galapogas, Pisco, Peru travel blog

The Poor Mans Galapogas

A travel blog entry by dospollos

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... . The day was finished of with stop off at a tiny fishing community and a gorgeous meal of fresh Ceviche the national dish of Peru. Its a salad made with raw fish which is marinated in lemon or other citrus juice together with salt, chilies, onions, and ...

Mmm, this Alpaca tastes like fish..., Colca Canyon, Peru travel blog

Mmm, this Alpaca tastes like fish...

A travel blog entry by hannahbruce

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The main reason people go to Arequipa is because it is the base point for visiting the worlds deepest canyon - Colca Canyon, more than twice the depth of it´s more famous counterpart the Grand Canyon. Nervous after hearing horror stories of how ...

Finding Food, Wine and Friends in Lima, Lima, Peru travel blog

Finding Food, Wine and Friends in Lima

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... of flying to Lima, and were interested to hear of our tales on the bus. So now we have just under two weeks before our flights leave for the Galapagos, and so we have decided to head to northern Peru and hit the beach for 10 days......ah it's tough! ...

Cusco - Day 3, Cusco, Peru travel blog

Cusco - Day 3

A travel blog entry by dane

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... sort of demonstration every week, but not on this scale. One woman I spoke with said a Peruvian man told her that what Peru needed was a revolution. There are a lot of Che Guevara shirts and posters around here. And we're right next to Bolivia. So ...

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