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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. Im 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, Cabanaconde, Peru travel blog

Colca Canyon

A travel blog entry by sylviajason

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... burning ensured that the land remained fertile.  Those are but a few examples of the hard life led by the highland people of Peru. Despite it being a little bit crowded we enjoyed basking in the warm sun and water at a hot springs site near a river. ...

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 ...

Ruins And Crashes, Pisac, Peru travel blog

Ruins And Crashes

A travel blog entry by sylviajason

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We decided to make the trip out to the famous Pisac ruins and Sunday market. It was only a half hour minibus ride.  We shared a taxi to the main ruins entrance with a friendly Italian couple.  The entrance ticket set us back 70 soles (~$27). ...

Days 80, 81, 82 & 83 - The Inca Trail, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Days 80, 81, 82 & 83 - The Inca Trail

A travel blog entry by markrfc86

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... ! [PHOTO_ID_BLOCK=meeting-the-porters.jpg]   Most of the first day was what our guide called 'Peruvian flat'. Basically, nowhere in Peru is dead flat, but it was as close as we were going to get! Altogether we walked 11km over the course of the day ...

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 ...

Third And Final Stop, Cusco, Peru travel blog

Third And Final Stop

A travel blog entry by sylviajason

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After the four hour journey back from Aguas Calientes we suffered a major let down. In dire need of our first showers in several days, we had planned to jump in immediately, but Hotel Pantastico had no running water all night.  Unfortunately, this ...

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 ...

Paragliding, Lima, Peru travel blog

Paragliding

A travel blog entry by whereshegoes

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Next day after sleeping in, we found out that the wind was up allowing us to go paragliding. After being straped in front of a non english speaking instructor, the wind briskly swept us away. We sailed through the clear blue sky and I was in awe at ...

Hola Mi Amigo, Lima, Peru travel blog

Hola Mi Amigo

A travel blog entry by whereshegoes

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I am just hanging out in the aeropuerto waiting for my flight. I got here way too early and internet is cheap (4 soles per hour for a great connection) so I thought i would catch up. Over the last few days, I spent alot of time just hanging about. I ...

Hola South America, Lima, Peru travel blog

Hola South America

A travel blog entry by whereshegoes

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Just wanted to drop a quick note that I got here ok. All those warnings about the Lima airport were unneccessary. It went as smooth as butter. I was pleasantly surprised with LanChile as well beucause I have heard that they are a weak link. The ...

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 ...

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 ...

Days 89, 90, 91 - Huanchaco, Huanchaco, Peru travel blog

Days 89, 90, 91 - Huanchaco

A travel blog entry by markrfc86

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... had agreed to come with us. It was ridiculously cheap for a ticket and this looked like our only opportunity to watch football in Peru. However, we decided against it in the end, worrying a little about how we'd get back after the game, when it'd be ...

Machu Picchu, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

Machu Picchu

A travel blog entry by extendedranger

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... what we were passing. The staff of the train were extremely friendly and accommodating, a very professionally managed operation. We took Peru Rail, and they have several options for the level of service you receive. We opted for the mid range ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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