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Lima - Seafood Salad, Lima, Peru travel blog

Lima - Seafood Salad

A travel blog entry by florby

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... opened it. There was expensive Chinese imports at one section of the upscale supermarket. Went back to hostel and had some cheap laundry done across the street (3soles per kg). Gonna head for the Bolivia embassy and central district tomorrow! Lima, ...

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 ...

Farewell Lima, Peru ... Hello Santiago, Chile, Lima, Peru travel blog

Farewell Lima, Peru ... Hello Santiago, Chile

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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The remise collected me at 8am (8:00) and took 45 minutes to drive to the airport. Because it was a different company, instead of the expected US$20 the fare was only US$18. Traffic wasn't that bad but could have easily been much worst. No queues at ...

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

A travel blog entry by everywhere

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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 ...

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 ...

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 itīs because after so many years of wanting to come down here, Iīve 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 ...

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. Thatīs not to say the sandboarding wasnīt brilliant, but it now feels like Iīm 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 ...

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 Iīve eaten such tough meat. Maybe Peru canīt raise cattle like the Chileans or Argentinians, and Iīm actually eating camelid? We decide its not bad enough to bother ...

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 ...

Santiago bound

Santiago bound "connection" container

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... just loved the circular patterns below. The soil is very fertile and rich in minerals, including iron. With a 2 hour difference landed Santiago, Peru at 9.43 pm (21:43). I knew that something was wrong again when my checked in bag had not appeared out on ...

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 ...

NHL PLAYOFF PREDICTIONS (an abuse of this blog), Shamanīs 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 havenīt 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, Iīm just fine with it. However, Iīm 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 ...

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