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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 ...

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 ...

Convent by Candlelight (A Dennis Post), Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Convent by Candlelight (A Dennis Post)

A travel blog entry by bakkepackers

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... the sights and the atmosphere was great, and we even got to see a military band play as part of the countdown to Peru’s upcoming Independence Day celebrations We even wandered out of the downtown area into the more modern part of the city, which ...

Peruvian Flat, Cabanaconde, Peru travel blog

Peruvian Flat

A travel blog entry by bakkepackers

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Dennis and I became well-acquainted with the term "Peruvian Flat" during our three-day trek in southern Peru's Colca Canyon, the second deepest canyon in the world at 3,191 meters--more than twice as deep as the Grand Canyon. (The deepest canyon in the ...

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 ...

Very Good first Impression of Peru, Lima, Peru travel blog

Very Good first Impression of Peru

A travel blog entry by hpeier12

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... up and climibing on top with some diversions around some of the heavier Cells. Unfortunately the Andean Mountain Range between Equador and Peru was all obscurred and I could not see much, V1 Airway anlong the coast where I was able to see the Ground ...

Cusco, Cusco, Peru travel blog

Cusco

A travel blog entry by hpeier12

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Early start @3:30 AM The Taxi Driver was already waiting for me at 4 , for which I had asked , very dependable , no much tarffic and arrived at the Lima Airport at 4:20 which was already packed to his capacity wher I had to Join the Line. I had an ...

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 ...

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