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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 espaņol), Cusco, Peru travel blog

Schools Out in Cusco! (a week of espaņol)

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Lima -- Ciudad de los Reyes, Lima, Peru travel blog

Lima -- Ciudad de los Reyes

A travel blog entry by panf007

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... chanted and thrown food at each other, it was the most annoying yet interesting movie experience I ever had. At least the people of Peru are not boring. Before we retired for the night we had to shop around for plane tickets to Cusco. The bus trip was ...

Disappointed in Cusco -- the Inca capital, Cusco, Peru travel blog

Disappointed in Cusco -- the Inca capital

A travel blog entry by panf007

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We took the early morning flight from Lima to Cusco. The Lan Peru flight was delayed by 2 hours, but time was of no great significance when Cusco was our destination, after all, it is one of the oldest cities in the world. Upon arrival in the old Inca ...

Inti Raymi, Cusco, Peru travel blog

Inti Raymi

A travel blog entry by jamie083

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It's an early night tonight because I have to be up at 5am tomorrow morning to begin my trek I Machu Picchu. I am doing the 'Inca Jungle Trek' which is one of the many alternative routes to the Inca Trail. I wanted to do it but you have to apply months ...

More Starbucks and Pizza Hut...Really?, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

More Starbucks and Pizza Hut...Really?

A travel blog entry by atlpilot36

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... local experiences.   I have all day tomorrow to acclimate to these altitudes and to unearth anything unique and local that Peru's second largest city decides to offer up. I randomly found broasted chicken in that tiny town of what, maybe a ...

Preparing for Dave..., Lima, Peru travel blog

Preparing for Dave...

A travel blog entry by dawn_smedley

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... actually coming from a monkey sat on this chaps shoulder! Random??? And for those of you who may have aspirations of bus travel in Peru, get ready for the vitamin sellers who ask for 5 minutes of your time (what choice do you have on a long distance ...

Lake TIticaca, Puno, Peru travel blog

Lake TIticaca

A travel blog entry by tnicol

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Lake Titicaca gets a big rap for its beauty and because it is the worlds highest navigable lake. It is certainly beautiful, with the stark brown of the altiplano contrasted against the shimmering blue of the lake all topped off by the white capped ...

Lake Titicaca, Puno, Peru travel blog

Lake Titicaca

A travel blog entry by dawn_smedley

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The next morning, MeDavidWilliams, decided to breakfast on his own!!! Miserable git!!! Hee Hee! We then all went and literally bought Cuzco out of postcards and jumped in a taxi to the bus station for our last stop with Dave (awwww!) - Puno and Lake ...

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