Travel Blogs from Peru

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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 ...

The Beginning of the End, Ollantaytambo, Peru travel blog

The Beginning of the End

A travel blog entry by bakkepackers

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... He was the best. We stayed in that night, drinking wine and eating pasta and my homemade guacamole (avocados are everywhere in Peru! and so cheap!). With the cat in my lap, we watched Spanish-dubbed American movies alongside the hostel family, whose son ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

There are some things that we have in the ..., Arequipa, Peru travel blog

There are some things that we have in the ...

A travel blog entry by jonboy

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... , right? wrong. I have only seen one traffic light in this whole town, and its supposed to be the 2nd largest town in Peru. Sure is fun when you are trying to cross one of the busy intersections... BIG CHANGE IN PLANS We have had a pretty big ...

Oh my God how many steps!!!!!!!!!, Agua Calientes, Peru travel blog

Oh my God how many steps!!!!!!!!!

A travel blog entry by neilandamy

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We had to get up at a ridiculous time of day again....like 5am....without any breakfast! we met our guide in the main square having to wake up the owners of the hostel to let us out! We got a taxi to some house were we were issued with our pack ...

Sacred Valley Finale, Cusco, Peru travel blog

Sacred Valley Finale

A travel blog entry by bakkepackers

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... into bed for several hours of desperately restless dozing. At least I was mildly amused by the irony of going nearly two weeks in Peru without getting sick in the slightest, only to be felled on the final day of our seven-and-a-half-month trip. Gone were ...

In the Land of Fluff, Puno, Peru travel blog

In the Land of Fluff

A travel blog entry by bakkepackers

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... Lake Titicaca fish, as well as an alpaca pizza. We have really enjoyed Andean cuisine; much of it is considered "novoandina," though Peru has a long history of fusion between Andean, Spanish, Asian and African cooking. All of it is delicious. We then went ...

Is this coventry!!!!, Piura, Peru travel blog

Is this coventry!!!!

A travel blog entry by neilandamy

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... pot.  Tasted gross and we wished we hadnt bothered.  Spent the rest of the morning sorting tours and stuff in Peru on the net before returning to the place we had breakfast.  We had the most amazing tasting hamburger there before getting ...

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