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Boobies! (Of the Bird Variety That Is...), Paracas, Peru travel blog

Boobies! (Of the Bird Variety That Is...)

A travel blog entry by smitherson

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... dune by an early civilisation who inhabited the area. Then out to sea we headed and the Ballestas Islands.  A national reserve of Peru, we were not allowed to disembark onto the island itself but to be fair I think the better view was from the water ...

Days 94, 95, 96 - Paracas, Paracas, Peru travel blog

Days 94, 95, 96 - Paracas

A travel blog entry by markrfc86

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... of finishing off some planning. Mark took a wander down to the cash point, while I looked at hostels for our last destination in Peru – Huacachina. By the time he got back, I'd decided on a reasonably priced one that had good reviews and letting him ...

Days 87 & 88 - Lima (Miraflores), Lima, Peru travel blog

Days 87 & 88 - Lima (Miraflores)

A travel blog entry by markrfc86

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... bought the company instead!) I tried the zero-sugar version, and it's pretty pleasant despite the lurid colour.  [PHOTO_ID_BLOCK=peru-s-number-1-soft-drink.jpg]  Being so near to the sea, our time in Miraflores couldn't be complete without a ...

Nazca Lines, Nazca, Peru travel blog

Nazca Lines

A travel blog entry by kandg

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... cuisine, was unpleasant. I know I'm mopaning about food a lot but if a way to a man's heart is through his stomach then Peru is doing little to entice me. Fortunately no-one lied to us about our overnight bus to Nazca and we got the tickets we had ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Desert Oasis, Huacachina, Peru travel blog

Desert Oasis

A travel blog entry by c.j.burridge

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Step count: 2,033,049 Briefly passing through Nazca en route, home of the Incan Nazca lines (huge pictures of animals carved into the desert landscape), we arrived at Ica, a city located amongst the sandy hills. A short taxi ride later and we pulled into ...

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 ...

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