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The Poor Mans Galapogas, Pisco, Peru travel blog

The Poor Mans Galapogas

A travel blog entry by dospollos

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... . The day was finished of with stop off at a tiny fishing community and a gorgeous meal of fresh Ceviche the national dish of Peru. Its a salad made with raw fish which is marinated in lemon or other citrus juice together with salt, chilies, onions, and ...

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 ...

Finding Food, Wine and Friends in Lima, Lima, Peru travel blog

Finding Food, Wine and Friends in Lima

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... of flying to Lima, and were interested to hear of our tales on the bus. So now we have just under two weeks before our flights leave for the Galapagos, and so we have decided to head to northern Peru and hit the beach for 10 days......ah it's tough! ...

Cusco - Day 3, Cusco, Peru travel blog

Cusco - Day 3

A travel blog entry by dane

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... sort of demonstration every week, but not on this scale. One woman I spoke with said a Peruvian man told her that what Peru needed was a revolution. There are a lot of Che Guevara shirts and posters around here. And we're right next to Bolivia. So ...

Peru and Bolivia, Machu Pichu, Peru travel blog

Peru and Bolivia

A travel blog entry by paul

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Went to Peru and Bolivia with Antipodeans. Machu Pichu was an amazing ...

Pisco, Pisco and the Islas Ballestas - the poor man's galapagos, Peru travel blog

Pisco

A travel blog entry by dane

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... a lot of shacks and huts made out of items you would never think could create a home. On the bus ride from Lima to Peru we saw these massive cities that are simply a collection of roofless huts and shacks scattered in the sand. No streets, no stores, ...

Machu Picchu, Agua Calientes, Peru travel blog

Machu Picchu

A travel blog entry by rachel_john

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... I can finally see Machu Picchu. The beauty of Machu Picchu not only lies with its stunning location within the mountains of Peru, and the stone craftsmanship which must have taken years to complete, but the perfect preservation of the city of the ...

Lines in the Peruvian desert, Nazca, Peru travel blog

Lines in the Peruvian desert

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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Alex & Dean: On the trip from Ica to Nazca the desert changed from pretty sand dunes to the rocky flatlands that the Nazca lines are cut into. We passed over the lines (the Pan-Am highway actually cuts one of the images in two - the Lizard) but ...

Just a little rant, Ica, Peru travel blog

Just a little rant

A travel blog entry by beardandblonde

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... , we still walked up a dune for a romantic little sunset. Then ran all the way down, making our own fun as the cold sand swallowed our ankles. Early night for us, up early for the journey to Peru's capital, Lima. We couldn't get out of here any ...

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 ...

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 ...

Shit feart of the Big City., Lima, Peru travel blog

Shit feart of the Big City.

A travel blog entry by hannahbruce

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... , I was told by everyone it was too dangerous for a solo female traveller and the beach was shit. Something crazy like a third of Peru's entire population lives in this one city, more peole than in the whole of Scotland... a bit of a shock to the system ...

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 ...

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