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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

The Inca Capital, Cusco, Peru travel blog

The Inca Capital

A travel blog entry by sylviajason

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Our bus pulled in to the ancient Inca capital just before sunrise. The frigid air seeped through every seam and chilled us to the bone.  We grabbed our bags and prepared for another haggling episode.  The first few taxi drivers asked way too ...

A Long Short Night, Cusco, Peru travel blog

A Long Short Night

A travel blog entry by sylviajason

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After returning from all the drama of the Pisac side trip, we showered off the dust, packed for our big trek and went out for dinner. The restaurant was seriously lacking (competent) staff.  Had we not been so hungry and wanting nothing more than a ...

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 ...

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 ...

Relaxing Day in Aqua Caliente, Aqua Caliente, Peru travel blog

Relaxing Day in Aqua Caliente

A travel blog entry by hpeier12

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6:30 Breakfest and getting ready , Elisabeth the Travelagent showed up 5 min early , goosh I like the Pervian poeple's I like the Peruvian's People's Punctuality, the have more in common with the Swiss than just the National Colors Red& White ...

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. ...

sightseeing in Cusco, Cusco, Peru travel blog

sightseeing in Cusco

A travel blog entry by hpeier12

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... to the US where Incarnating People has become BIG Business . In our group there where People from , Columbia , Bolivia ,Equador , Peru and Spain and we all introduced ourself to each other. Aleandra a 13 year sweethart from Columbia Offered me to share ...

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 ...

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