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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Birds, Paracas, Peru travel blog

Birds

A travel blog entry by jamie083

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... had turned white from all the droppings. Did another tour this afternoon to the Paracas National Reserve, the oldest marine reserve in Peru. We basically drove around in a bus and stopped at certain places to take pictures. Some of the places were really ...

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 ...

Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

A travel blog entry by dawn_smedley

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Day 1 Up early doors, we stopped for our last snack stop before we headed into the unknown! Nice views out of the bus window of a dead cow's head eyes and all! Great if you're feeling abit queazy! We stopped for breakfast with panoramic views of the ...

Lake Titicaca, Puno, Peru travel blog

Lake Titicaca

A travel blog entry by atlpilot36

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... people sure do get upset over delays. As the bus descended down towards Puno I got to thinking that this part of dusty Peru feels a continent and culture apart from where I entered the country in tropical Santa Rosa just across the Amazon from Leticia. ...

Multiple Foodgasms, Iquitos, Peru travel blog

Multiple Foodgasms

A travel blog entry by atlpilot36

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... ; Since I already spent a few days in the jungle exploring around Leticia, I am going to move on from here and head to other parts of Peru,  I fly in the morning to Lima but beyond that I still have yet to decide where the roads will take me. ...

Screwy Peru, Puno, Peru travel blog

Screwy Peru

A travel blog entry by rich_mcg

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... onto the bluer-than-blue-jim-mcblue waters of Lake Titicaca... Lest you think we were Titicaca-d out, we then crossed the border into Peru to the town of Puno. It also sits right on the Lake, but because its on the Peruvian side, you can access a ...

Yippee........bird poo everywhere!!!!, Pisco, Peru travel blog

Yippee........bird poo everywhere!!!!

A travel blog entry by neilandamy

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... they were cool...traditional dress....but spoke a little english and were joking with everyone....i love the peruvian music....anyone think i like peru?? We even tipped them so they must have been good. Headed to the square for a walk then went back to ...

Ancient Ruins!, Trujillo, Peru travel blog

Ancient Ruins!

A travel blog entry by dawn_smedley

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... company who wouldn't even pay for the car to go into the main car park! Both temples stem from the Moche period in Peru's history (any wiser?) and have the most surreal setting in the middle of the desert...almost like a lunar landscape again! The ...

The Chicken Boat, Iquitos, Peru travel blog

The Chicken Boat

A travel blog entry by atlpilot36

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... How I Got Here: La Jandaga to river in Tabatinga, Brazil - 7,000 pesos ($3.50) Motorcycle Taxi - 10 minutes Tabatinga to Santa Rosa, Peru - 5,000 pesos ($2.50) Water Taxi - 10 minutes Santa Rosa to Iquitos, Peru - $79 - Fast Boat - 13 hours Dock to Flying ...

One of My New Favorites, san juan del chuccho, Peru travel blog

One of My New Favorites

A travel blog entry by atlpilot36

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... wonders I have seen and my own two feet are bringing me up close and personal to some of the most unique, remote, and impressive landscapes I have seen.   Peru may not get you there on time, but when you do arrive expect to be blown away! ...

Christmas in another world, Cusco, Peru travel blog

Christmas in another world

A travel blog entry by neilandamy

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After the worst journey in the world ever....we arrived in Cusco. Should have been there mid morning....but ended up being mid afternoon. God were we glad to arrive and get off the bus, after being delayed for 3 hours because of a landslide in the middle ...

Nazca Lines!, Nazca, Peru travel blog

Nazca Lines!

A travel blog entry by dawn_smedley

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Approaching Nazca, we were adopted by what we thought was the hotel that coincidentally we were planning on staying at! Anyway it all seemed OK, checked in and spoke to the same guy about booking a flight over the lines the next morning! As always, we ...

Daaaaave arrives.......wooohooooo!, Lima, Peru travel blog

Daaaaave arrives.......wooohooooo!

A travel blog entry by dawn_smedley

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... obviously got our wires crossed as they were actually showing Australia v France!!!! Hmmmmmmm! So..... What to do but to have a 'Welcome to Peru' party for Dave back at the hostel! And what a party it was...2 litre bottles of beer, a bottle of bubbly, ...

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