Travel Blogs from Peru

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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 ...

World Challenge Southern Peru 2016, Lima, Peru travel blog

World Challenge Southern Peru 2016

A travel blog entry by grizzly

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... ;journey.  4th Jul 2016 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Days 92 & 93 - Trujillo and returning South, Trujillo, Peru travel blog

Days 92 & 93 - Trujillo and returning South

A travel blog entry by markrfc86

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Days 92 & 93 – Huanchaco, Trujillo, and back to the South   After today's trip into Trujillo, which isn't far away on the wonderful shaky old minibuses, we're both of the opinion that outside of Lima, Peruvian cities really don't have much ...

Days 74, 75, 76 - Around Lake Titicaca, Lake Titicaca, Peru travel blog

Days 74, 75, 76 - Around Lake Titicaca

A travel blog entry by markrfc86

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... bus to Puno. This bus wasn't anything special, but it was designed for tourists to use, including the border crossing from Bolivia into Peru. We filled in a couple of forms needed for entry and for once, our bus left dead on 9am.    After about ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Days 97, 98, 99 - Huacachina, Huacachina, Peru travel blog

Days 97, 98, 99 - Huacachina

A travel blog entry by markrfc86

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... as well as a side of garlic bread and a couple of well-deserved beers to share while listening to the cheers of the locals as Peru beat Paraguay 4-1 in tonight's World Cup qualifying match.   Day 99 – Return to Lima   99 days down, one 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 ...

Between Desert And Mountains, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Between Desert And Mountains

A travel blog entry by sylviajason

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The nine hour bus ride seemed to go by pretty quickly as we drifted in and out of consciousness. The final hour was highlighted by a 700 metre climb and Jason's altimeter tracked our progress while Sylvia clung to her last few z's.  The first ...

”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 ...

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 ...

Nazca And Surrounds, Nasca, Peru travel blog

Nazca And Surrounds

A travel blog entry by sylviajason

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... it's because there are less tires and parts to replace or maybe it's the enhanced views from the back seats.  Either way, Peru, with its little pods resting on three small wheels, is no exception. Peru also has the most similar national flag to ...

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 ...

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