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The Incan Capital, Cusco, Peru travel blog

The Incan Capital

A travel blog entry by ameng

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13/01/2011 - Thursday The bus rolled into Cusco, 3400 metres above sea level, at 6am.  We shared a taxi to Loki Cusco, checked into our rooms and slept until midday.  The Loki hostel in Cusco is set in a restored 450 year old Peruvian National ...

Last chance to get high in South America!, Huaraz, Peru travel blog

Last chance to get high in South America!

A travel blog entry by nadinehanlon

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... I last caught up with her in Cusco, and instantly knew that this is where I wanted to spend my last few days in Peru - hiking in the Cordillera Blanca, the second highest mountain range in the world (after the Himalayas), with beauty to apparantely rival ...

Walking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Inca Trail between Cusco and Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Walking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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... Anna within the group, not only for her naturally perfect Spanish but also for the additional information she could provide on Peru and Peruvian culture. Angelique and Lydie, two French ladies who helped reconfirm that not all the French are bad! ;-) ...

Why did they do it?, Nasca, Peru travel blog

Why did they do it?

A travel blog entry by orizarska

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Why did the Nasca people do the large drawings on the floor of the dessert? We will never know for sure, so pick your teory: to mark underground water, to use as a start chart, for religious purpouses, to greet the gods, to greet ET... goes on ...

At last....the beach!, Punta Sal, Peru travel blog

At last....the beach!

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... Our day just got 10 times better :) So, here we are, in Punta Sal, which is situated on the northern coast of Peru, between Mancora and Tumbes. A perfect location, because it means that the bus journey across the border into Ecuador will only be a teeny ...

Meeting the giant condors of peru!, Pisac, Peru travel blog

Meeting the giant condors of peru!

A travel blog entry by markandjade

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Highlights Cochawasi Animal Sanctuary. On our way to Pisac we decided to stop off at an animal rescue centre that had been recommended by a dutch couple we met at Machu Picchu. We got shown around by the manager who spoke really good english and she told ...

Exploring the Inca ruins of Cuzco., Cusco, Peru travel blog

Exploring the Inca ruins of Cuzco.

A travel blog entry by markandjade

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... for a tour to Maras Moray and the salt pans as it was a much cheaper way, costing only a fiver each. Like most tours in peru we firstly stopped off at one of the thousands of markets, all selling the same stuff. Another 30 minute drive down a dirt track ...

Back to Lima, Lima, Peru travel blog

Back to Lima

A travel blog entry by themurphys

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Easy day walking around Miraflores, including the Indian market with all the wonderful handicrafts from all over Peru. All high standard so lovely to look at with lots of pieces of art and wonderful ceramics. I didnt realise that ceramics was the main ...

Airport Drama, Lima, Peru travel blog

Airport Drama

A travel blog entry by andrewy

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Hi Everybody,      No I didnīt vanish off the face of earth but I have arrived in Lima, Peru safe and sound.  Being able to get here is another story a touch of luck I guess.      I flight from LAX to ...

Beautiful canyon, nightmare trek!, Colca Canyon, Peru travel blog

Beautiful canyon, nightmare trek!

A travel blog entry by markandjade

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We booked a tourist van to take us to Cabanaconde, a village at the top of the Colca Canyon with a stop along the way to see the condors. Unfortunately this meant a 3am pick up so we could see these beautiful birds flying the thermals before it got to ...

And you swear it's flat from here?!, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

And you swear it's flat from here?!

A travel blog entry by hannahbruce

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Of course, the main attraction in Peru is Machu Picchu and rather than doing a day trip I opted for something a little more adventurous: the four day jungle trek. With the word 'trek' in the name, I was a bit skeptical at first but with everyone I'd met ...

Between Desert And Mountains, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Between Desert And Mountains

A travel blog entry by sylviajason

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The nine hour bus ride seemed to go by pretty quickly as we drifted in and out of consciousness. The final hour was highlighted by a 700 metre climb and Jason's altimeter tracked our progress while Sylvia clung to her last few z's.  The first ...

Celebrating Jade's Birthday by the beach!, Huanchaco, Peru travel blog

Celebrating Jade's Birthday by the beach!

A travel blog entry by markandjade

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Highlights Casa Amelia. Jade did good and found a awesome house/hostel right on the beach in huanchaco. It only had 3 rooms and was run on behalf of Amelia by a dutch couple Renee and Paul. The rooms were a little unusual with a single bed and small ...

Lares Day 2 - amazing scenery and villagers, Patacancha, Peru travel blog

Lares Day 2 - amazing scenery and villagers

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... It is initially relatively steep up a hillside where we pass small farms growing potatoes (there are HUNDREDS of varieties of these in Peru makes us look boring), onions, cabbages, etc. They operate a commune like system working on each others farms. We ...

Hurts So Good..., Trujillo, Peru travel blog

Hurts So Good...

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... . I have heard it lots lately on the radio, and also watched the music video several times on TV both in Bolivia and here in Peru. Considering it being a hit from 1982, it has taken a few years to travel down here (maybe it is just well traveled and are ...

3rd Highest Waterfall and ruins again, Chachapoyas to Gocta, Kuelap and Sholon, Peru travel blog

3rd Highest Waterfall and ruins again

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... Republic of the Congo Gocta, the fifth highest in the world at 771 m (2533 ft), located in the province Chachapoyas, Peru - DONE! Yosemite Falls, arguably the tallest in North America, located in Yosemite National Park, United States - DONE! Niagara ...

The hiking Mecca of Cordillera Blanca, Huaraz, Peru travel blog

The hiking Mecca of Cordillera Blanca

A travel blog entry by dospollos

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... . You can see over 20 snow-capped peaks over 5000 meters, of which the most notable is Huascaran (6,768m), the highest mountain in Peru." And its true :) We spent a few days in Huaraz just chilling (yes we do seem to do rather alot of that)but it ...

Lost in the Amazon Basin, Somewhere in the Amazon, Peru travel blog

Lost in the Amazon Basin

A travel blog entry by hancocjb

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... of this region is an experience unique to this part of the world. I would do it all again in a heartbeat. Kristina returns to Peru tomorrow and will be meeting me here in Iquitos. From here, the two of us and some friends plan on getting a three ...

Flying over the mysterious Nazca lines., Nazca, Peru travel blog

Flying over the mysterious Nazca lines.

A travel blog entry by markandjade

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Highlights Nasca Lines Flight. We got picked up at 9.30 by Jeffery, a really friendly peruvian who took us to the airport. I was getting rather nervous about flying in a six seater plane (4 passengers and 2 pilots) and Jeffery made things worse by ...

Mummies, Canyons, and Condors in Arequipa, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Mummies, Canyons, and Condors in Arequipa

A travel blog entry by rickwastaken

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... I was in a warehouse. I finally got up around noon and headed out to see the city. Arequipa is a town in southern Peru that is known for its strong regional pride and political activism. The people here seem to have more province pride than national ...

Bald dogs and funny biscuits, Iquitos, Peru travel blog

Bald dogs and funny biscuits

A travel blog entry by helene

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... once you've eaten them) and 'English Toffees' which have a picture of a Scots Guard on the front. I'm sad to leave Peru, I really liked it when I was here in the south last year. Peruvian people are friendly, small, and interested in where you're from ...

Salkantay, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

Salkantay

A travel blog entry by you_know_zo

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OK, so it's taken me quite some time to get to a computer capable of uploading my photos, which I thought was pretty important for the blog... so sorry for the delay!!  This is a bit sparse on photos, but there are many more in flickr - see the ...

First Week in Pisco, Pisco, Peru travel blog

First Week in Pisco

A travel blog entry by hancocjb

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Ok, this keyboard is really crap but Ill give this a shot. Getting used to life in a disaster zone takes some time, but we are making good progress. I (John) have spent most of my first week in Pisco and the surrounding areas doing demo work on ...

Altitude and Alcohol - what a mix!, Cusco, Peru travel blog

Altitude and Alcohol - what a mix!

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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Alex: We rounded off a 14 hour bus ride walking around Cusco (3326m above sea level) trying to find a nice place to stay as we will be here for 5 days before heading out on the Inca trail - after about 5 places we were so knackered and out of breath we ...

A March to Picchu, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

A March to Picchu

A travel blog entry by travellingtans

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OK, the secret's out. We’re back in Australia. "But your blog says that you’re just about to go to Machu Picchu?" you doth protest. Those of you who have been following this blog know that we were playing a game of catchup with our posts, ...

The Inca Trail (Day Two), Inca Trail, Peru travel blog

The Inca Trail (Day Two)

A travel blog entry by chowie

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I much prefer the name Warmiwanusca to Dead Woman Pass!!! That`s what we were facing today. At a height of about 4200 m, the biggest challenge today involved overcoming the first of three mountain passes on the trail. As a whole, it took our ...

Piura, a Second Chance and Cruz del Swell, Piura, Peru travel blog

Piura, a Second Chance and Cruz del Swell

A travel blog entry by everywhere

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... you do not have the minimum expected of a tourist - at least $20.....I was reading blogs of nasty situations from  Peru/Ecuador/Bolivia and have decided I am paying the big bucks for the buses that are doing something to keep their ...

Mmm, this Alpaca tastes like fish..., Colca Canyon, Peru travel blog

Mmm, this Alpaca tastes like fish...

A travel blog entry by hannahbruce

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The main reason people go to Arequipa is because it is the base point for visiting the worlds deepest canyon - Colca Canyon, more than twice the depth of itīs more famous counterpart the Grand Canyon. Nervous after hearing horror stories of how ...

Lares Trek day 1, Cusco, Peru travel blog

Lares Trek day 1

A travel blog entry by andrewy

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Hi Everyone,      I have no internet access for the last 3 days during my hike now I just arrived a Ollantaytambo and found this cute internet cafe. Let me update you about my hike....      August 4 ...

Lares Trek day 2, Cusco, Peru travel blog

Lares Trek day 2

A travel blog entry by andrewy

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August 5, Day 2 of my trek. After surviving the longest night ever, I woke up around 6 am finding everying around my campsite frozen solid and covered in frost.   Burrrr. That was a cold night. After packing my things away, I walked into the ...

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