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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 ...

To Cusco the Inca capital, Cusco, Peru travel blog

To Cusco the Inca capital

A travel blog entry by jonnyandjanette

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... don’t get it! And then there is all the families on holiday from the states which means Cusco has the highest prices in Peru.  Despite this and the constant offers of massages, we do really enjoy Cusco. Eating very good food was one of main ...

The Street Merchants of Cusco, Cusco, Peru travel blog

The Street Merchants of Cusco

A travel blog entry by tnicol

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If Perth is the city of lights, Paris is the city of romance and Bangkok is the city of the tuktuk, then Cusco must be the city of the Street Merchant. In the centre of Cusco each day there is a sport almost as popular as football, and it runs from ...

Whistle stop express, Lima, Peru travel blog

Whistle stop express

A travel blog entry by rich_mcg

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... stopped and handed it to a group of men who ran towards the bus. After another two hours we came into Lima, the capital of Peru and one big, smoggy, overcrowded city. I'd love to tell you of all the wonderful sights we saw and the fabulous things we ...

Schools Out in Cusco! (a week of español), Cusco, Peru travel blog

Schools Out in Cusco! (a week of español)

A travel blog entry by tnicol

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Monday 10:00 and me and Darren (sorry Darren Y Yo) are crying outside Amigos (Amigos Spanish School Website ) , our host families dragging us by the ear into our first day of school. This was the start of the most mentally challenging and one of the most ...

Brief stop in Lima on our way north, Lima, Peru travel blog

Brief stop in Lima on our way north

A travel blog entry by jonnyandjanette

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... a Peruvian soft drink that is bright yellow but to me tastes like Irn-Bru, Inca Cola won in the popularity stakes against Coca Cola in Peru and so Coca Cola bought it, which is a shame but I definitely prefer it to Coke.  The next day we take it ...

Skyscrapers and earthquakers, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Skyscrapers and earthquakers

A travel blog entry by rich_mcg

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After returning back to Paco land from Colca Canyon, we were all chomping at the bit for another high altitude hit, but first off some hardcore partying had to get in the way. What a shame. The 15th August is the Arequipe-n equivalent of St. ...

Treking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Treking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

A travel blog entry by jonnyandjanette

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... strapped to his back.  That happened a couple times along with several different musical instruments as they are setting up for Peru’s independence celebrations on 28th and 29th July – a small village along the trail is setting up for a ...

Copacabana - Puno - Cuzco, Cuzco, Peru travel blog

Copacabana - Puno - Cuzco

A travel blog entry by kandg

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... , but also immensely rewarding and I know it will rank near the top of the ocuntries we've visited. First impressions of Peru suggest a much lower ranking with our journey into the country rivalling the worst we've experienced. The Bolivian side of the ...

Colca Canyon Tour, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Colca Canyon Tour

A travel blog entry by jamie083

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Back in Arequipa after an epic 3 day tour of the Colca Canyon. Had a great group and a really cool guide which made the experience even better than it would have been. It was tiring and I'm not feeling brilliant at the moment but it was a really fun few ...

A dream come true, four days on the Inca Trail, Macchu Picchu, Peru travel blog

A dream come true, four days on the Inca Trail

A travel blog entry by tnicol

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... a pilgramage for those who dream of exploring lost civilisations in the dramatic wilderness of the South America Andes. I´m in Cusco, Peru, the city that is the base for the Inca Trail and Macchu Picchu with my new friends Darren and Pat (travelpod ...

Cuzco, Rafting and Dave's Bad Place, Cuzco, Peru travel blog

Cuzco, Rafting and Dave's Bad Place

A travel blog entry by dawn_smedley

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... havoc with him!!! (15 journeys to and from the toilet!!!) Luckily no 'pee pee/poo poo' rule this time as it turned out that Peru was playing havoc on the bottoms of quite a few travellers! Bit of a nightmare journey for the boy's really, Paul's seat was ...

Colca Canyon, Colca Canyon, Peru travel blog

Colca Canyon

A travel blog entry by kandg

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Day 313 - 314 - Arequipa - Colca Canyon - Arequipa With the conclusion of our trip impending and the nominations for the inevitable awards ceremony (see it here live, hosted by yours truly) flooding in, there's a new favourite for the category of ...

Breathless, Cusco, Peru travel blog

Breathless

A travel blog entry by jamie083

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Hi. Phew, I'm out of breath after writing that. Might be because the city I'm in at the moment, Cusco, is 3,400m above sea level. Any slight incline when you're walking around, and Cusco is a pretty hilly place, leaves you panting like you've just been ...

Desert Oasis and Sandboarding!, Huacachina, Peru travel blog

Desert Oasis and Sandboarding!

A travel blog entry by dawn_smedley

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After a close bag swipe incident on the bus (Dave was on the ball with the help of a local!), we arrived in Ica and caught a taxi straight to Huacachina! It literally is an oasis surrounded by immense sand dunes! We had a quick explore, watched the ...

Day Four of the Inca Trail, Inca Trail (Day Four), Peru travel blog

Day Four of the Inca Trail

A travel blog entry by kandg

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Day 309 - Day Four (Last Day) of the Inca Trail The two hours of what from the cross ection appeared to be flat walking, turned out to be a nausea-inducing undulating track made infinitely worse by my hangover and inflexible legs. The initial part was ...

Speechless in Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Speechless in Machu Picchu

A travel blog entry by panf007

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We have journeyed thousands of miles, crisscrossed countless countries, came upon many great cities, learned our steps and earned our scars. Today our sacred journey would pass through Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas. We arrived at Cusco's ...

Feeling of insecurity....., Tumbes -- Huaquillas, Peru travel blog

Feeling of insecurity.....

A travel blog entry by panf007

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... suspicious, so we reluctantly trusted them as our taxi speed away toward the Peruvian immigration. After we got our entry stamp for Peru, our taxi had to stop for fuel. Suddenly I realized the reason for their nice hospitality, they wanted 60 Sols for ...

In arequipa -- i left houston at 3:30pm ..., Arequipa, Peru travel blog

In arequipa -- i left houston at 3:30pm ...

A travel blog entry by jonboy

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... of my life. Kevin arrived right on time, and we set out to get our plane tickets to Arequipa, which is located in southern Peru, about 100 miles from the Chilean border. To make a long story short, buying a ticket on these domestic airlines is just a ...

No Hablo Espanol, Lima, Peru travel blog

No Hablo Espanol

A travel blog entry by jamie083

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Wooooo South America! Arrived in the capital of Peru this morning and have pretty much spent all day sorting out my plans for the next month. I am still unsure where I'm going to go. Went to Universal Studios the other day with a group of people from the ...

Buse Del Noche (The Night Bus), Puno, Peru travel blog

Buse Del Noche (The Night Bus)

A travel blog entry by tnicol

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The problem with travelling a continent is that it is really big. I was contemplating this seemingly obvious statement at three in the morning last night, as the night bus from Cusco to Puno rolled through another brightly lit toll station and back onto ...

Inka Jungle Trek, Ollantaytambo, Peru travel blog

Inka Jungle Trek

A travel blog entry by jamie083

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... on our side of the river so we had to cross using a cable car. Now I'm very familiar with the safety standards of countries like Peru so was a bit nervous about crossing a gorge over 50 metres high in a metal cage. It was so small that we could only get ...

Cusco - a travellers respite, Cusco, Peru travel blog

Cusco - a travellers respite

A travel blog entry by rich_mcg

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You know, sometimes all this night-bus-catching, backpack-lugging, Lonely-Planet-reading business gets a bit exhausting, and it's nice to find a bolthole to call your own for a few days to allow the hiking boots time to breathe. And so, having survived ...

Mad Max...Beyond Thunderdome, Lima, Peru travel blog

Mad Max...Beyond Thunderdome

A travel blog entry by panf007

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Yesterday, we left Tumbes, in northern Peru, at 1pm in the afternoon. This morning, we arrived in Lima, the capital, at 8am. In between, there was nothing except deserts and ocean. The 18hr bus ride was quite comfortable, the seats on the luxury ...

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