Travel Blogs from Peru

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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