Travel Blogs from Peru

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ĦMachu Picchu!, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

ĦMachu 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Arequipa and more trekking in Colca Canyon, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Arequipa and more trekking in Colca Canyon

A travel blog entry by jonnyandjanette

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... .  Our main aim for today was to sort a Colca canyon tour for the next day (as we’re getting short on time, who knew Peru was so big!?) and book our bus out of there following the tour.  Once we get this sorted, a three course lunch at La ...

Chilling in Cusco, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Chilling in Cusco

A travel blog entry by jamie083

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... . Managed to avoid that so far, touchwood. Got back to Cusco from Ollantaytambo after a 2 hour taxi journey that cost £4. I love Peru. Although I lost my second towel in two weeks after leaving it in the back of the taxi. The first one I left hanging ...

Men in Tights, Huaraz, Peru travel blog

Men in Tights

A travel blog entry by camille

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I had massive flashbacks to my aunt`s 21st birthday party, where my grandfather dressed up as a duke and wore tights with knickerbockers, when we saw a band of guys playing in our restaurant kitted up like Spanish Conquistadors. Sunbathing Someone ...

Punch Buggy

Punch Buggy "Peru"

A travel blog entry by smitherson

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So.... It turns out Peru has more VW Beetles (original shape mind) than the 1990's.  Some thought in the back of my head reminds me of someone telling me that the factory was moved to South America and kept churning them out. Consequently, this is ...

Islas Bellastas, Paracas, Peru travel blog

Islas Bellastas

A travel blog entry by dawn_smedley

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... 'guano' (birds' droppings) produced by the seabirds was exported to Europe for use as fertilizer. For many decades this industry was Peru's most important source of revenue and out of everyone on the boat Dave was the only one who managed to get guamo'd! ...

Welcome To Peru, Lima, Peru travel blog

Welcome To Peru

A travel blog entry by sylviajason

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Eight hours and 100 millilitres of Johnny Black later we arrived safely in Lima. It was 32 hours later than our original scheduled arrival time. In the wee hours of the morning we passed the first taxi challenge, avoiding being horrendously ...

Aguas Calientes - Cuzco, Cuzco, Peru travel blog

Aguas Calientes - Cuzco

A travel blog entry by kandg

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Day 310 - 311 - Aguas Calientes - Cuzco On reflection, while I still maintain a slight air of disappointment in Machu Picchu, the whole excursion was an immensely enjoyable and rewarding experience. To walk to somewhere for four days requires the ...

Chocolate, Cusco, Peru travel blog

Chocolate

A travel blog entry by smitherson

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After a tiring ride back from Ollantaytambo the previous night, unsurprisingly we were not early up. We decided to take it easy and book a flight for the following morning to Arequipa, instead of going for the obligatory 10 hr night bus. So we had the ...

Very Good first Impression of Peru, Lima, Peru travel blog

Very Good first Impression of Peru

A travel blog entry by hpeier12

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... up and climibing on top with some diversions around some of the heavier Cells. Unfortunately the Andean Mountain Range between Equador and Peru was all obscurred and I could not see much, V1 Airway anlong the coast where I was able to see the Ground ...

Cusco, Cusco, Peru travel blog

Cusco

A travel blog entry by hpeier12

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Early start @3:30 AM The Taxi Driver was already waiting for me at 4 , for which I had asked , very dependable , no much tarffic and arrived at the Lima Airport at 4:20 which was already packed to his capacity wher I had to Join the Line. I had an ...

Ariquipa and Colca Canyon, Ariquipa, Peru travel blog

Ariquipa and Colca Canyon

A travel blog entry by tnicol

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I arrived in Lima not sure what to do in Peru, and within 2 days I was standing, freezing, outside a broken down bus somewhere in the Andes about four times higher than I had ever stood before in my life. Within five days I had experienced a close ...

Back to Puno!!, Puno, Peru travel blog

Back to Puno!!

A travel blog entry by dawn_smedley

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Our plan today was to try and cross the border into Bolivia and reach Copocobana on the other side of Lake Titicaca but the Lonely Planet let us down! Booooo! There were only departures first thing in the morning so we had a nice chilled out afternoon in ...

Las Islas Ballestas, Paracas, Peru travel blog

Las Islas Ballestas

A travel blog entry by sylviajason

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The next morning we received an email from a car rental company in Western Australia indicating that the extra fee they charged us was merely an administrative fee and we could still expect to receive the actual speeding ticket we'd earned while driving ...

Our first stop in Peru!, Piura, Peru travel blog

Our first stop in Peru!

A travel blog entry by dawn_smedley

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We´d been warned about several of the border crossings between Peru & Ecuador so decided to take the easy option and caught one bus which took us all the way from Loja in Ecuador to Piura in Peru! No exciting stories I´m afraid (although the mosquitos ...

Camino de Inca, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Camino de Inca

A travel blog entry by rich_mcg

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We did it! We managed to cram a 45 km trek, visits to more Inca Ruins than you can shake a stick at, loads of food, plenty of sweating and oodles of oohing and aahing into 4 days...all in the build up to watch the sun come up across Machu Picchu, one of ...

River Deep, Mountain High, Arequipe, Peru travel blog

River Deep, Mountain High

A travel blog entry by rich_mcg

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... volcano, one of a chain of volcanos that bubbles up from the Andes close to that fault line that was to so colour the rest of Peru in the week to come. I can understand city founders overlooking a fault line by mistake, but deciding to start a city right ...

Snow-capped peaks and glaciar lakes!, Huaraz, Peru travel blog

Snow-capped peaks and glaciar lakes!

A travel blog entry by dawn_smedley

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... thick and would like it thinner in broken Spanish! Paul discovered the delights of Cebiche which is like a raw fish specialty of Peru which he's developed a serious taste for and we basically spent the rest of the day getting sorted for our adventure into ...

The Inca Trail To Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

The Inca Trail To Machu Picchu

A travel blog entry by sylviajason

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Day 1: Just before 6:00 am our guide picked us up at the hostel. He confirmed our names, made sure we had our passports and said the bus was waiting a block away.  It was in fact several blocks. Once on board there was no further communication ...

Teary Byes and on to Arequipa!, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Teary Byes and on to Arequipa!

A travel blog entry by dawn_smedley

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Bleary eyed and soon to be teary eyed, we got up the next morning had our last brekkie together and presented Dave with a reminder of his Pooooo-ru experience! Sure you'll be seeing it soon if you haven't already! And finished our mini holiday off in ...

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