Travel Blogs from Lima, Peru

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The High Life, Lima, Peru travel blog

The High Life

A travel blog entry by smitherson

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... robberies. We managed to find a radio taxi where the driver had an official badge and then headed straight into Lima rush-hour for our hostel, the number 1 hostel in Peru 2011. The place was a bit like Fort Knox to get into (but so was everywhere else) ...

Condors and hotsprings in the Colca Canyon, Chuvai, Peru travel blog

Condors and hotsprings in the Colca Canyon

A travel blog entry by roel_e

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... hours and the road we had to travel on was '60% good and 40% bad' (asphalted roads are still somewhat of a luxury in Peru). The van was in a slighty battered state, but then again most vehicles can be described like that. The first part of the trip ...

Nazca, Ica and Miraflores: Pacific Coast of Peru, Lima, Peru travel blog

Nazca, Ica and Miraflores: Pacific Coast of Peru

A travel blog entry by nikolassarah

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... , unloaded to mule train again and loaded on to ships again heading for Spain on the Caribbean side), and since Peru's independence from Spain, Lima has served as the capital of the country.  Today, nearly 1/3 of the population of Peru lives in ...

City of the Paddington Bear, Lima, Peru travel blog

City of the Paddington Bear

A travel blog entry by shanewilson

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I have arrived in the capital of Peru, Lima. Lima is a huge metrapolis with 9 million people. My first impressions of the city are extremely positive. I hope to have a really good time here... will hit the nightlife tonight and hope to meet up with ...

People of Bahuaja, Bahuaja Lodge, Amazon, Peru travel blog

People of Bahuaja

A travel blog entry by wkfoster

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So take an Irishman, an Australian, a Scot or two, a bunch of Poms and a couple of Peruvians for good measure, and throw them together into a jungle, then stand back and watch the entertainment. For more action add a Saturday night and alcohol, and ...

Museo del Convento de San Francisco de Asis deLima, Lima, Peru travel blog

Museo del Convento de San Francisco de Asis deLima

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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The yellow and white colonial San Francisco complex consists of an earthquake resistant quincha or mixture of rushes, mud and plaster making the abode bricks. It was a church, convent and chapels of La Soledad and El Milagro. Unfortunately it was a "NO ...

2015 Birth

2015 Birth "Christmas is Jesus" Exhibition

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... Nacional de Nacimientos 2015 or XI National Competition Exhibition 2015 Birth "Christmas is Jesus" exhibition. The Municipality of Lima, through the Management of Culture, Cultural and Social Theatre Institute - ICTYS XI present the exhibition of Birth ...

Saying good by to Peru, Lima, Peru travel blog

Saying good by to Peru

A travel blog entry by hpeier12

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... and being an weekend it would be very hard to change that. Well Im flexible and why not depart tommorow since I had seen Peru pretty much anyway. Fuel,AirportFees Flt. Plan in that order, the first obstacle I had to overcome was the security Lady at the ...

Pisco Sour, Lima, Peru travel blog

Pisco Sour

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... include those created with fruits like pineapple or plants such as coca leaves. The cocktail originated in Lima, Peru, and was invented by Victor Vaughen Morris, an American bartender, in the early 1920s. Morris ...

Cuzco, Cuzco, Peru travel blog

Cuzco

A travel blog entry by kandg

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Day 303 - 305 - Cuzco Cuzco, the Incan capital, is undoubtedly a pretty city with cobbled streets and dozens of examples of the stone work architecture that is the Incan trademark. I can't get out my mind though, how reminiscent it is of York or ...

Day One of the Inca Trail, Inca Trail (Day One), Peru travel blog

Day One of the Inca Trail

A travel blog entry by kandg

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Day 306 - Day One of the Inca Trail Small by Inca Trail standards, our group for the next four days consists of seven people, three English couples and an Australian student. Before we began we were introduced to not just each other but the SAS (the ...

Day Two of the Inca Trail, Inca Trail (Day Two), Peru travel blog

Day Two of the Inca Trail

A travel blog entry by kandg

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Day 307 - Day Two of the Inca Trail Today the 'fun' really began! I hadn't envisaged the Inca Trail to be a piece of cake and any ideas derived from yesterday concerning that theory being inaccurate were soon put in their place. We trekked separately ...

Farewell Lima, Peru ... Hello Santiago, Chile, Lima, Peru travel blog

Farewell Lima, Peru ... Hello Santiago, Chile

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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The remise collected me at 8am (8:00) and took 45 minutes to drive to the airport. Because it was a different company, instead of the expected US$20 the fare was only US$18. Traffic wasn't that bad but could have easily been much worst. No queues at ...

Night One - Lima, Peru, Lima, Peru travel blog

Night One - Lima, Peru

A travel blog entry by kimberlysarna

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... , that I have been communicating with over email that lives here in Lima came to pick me up and show me the city. Lima has many faces! MiraFlores and the Barranca areas are beautiful. They drove me all over the city, stopping at important sites. I ...

I'm still here, Lima, Peru travel blog

I'm still here

A travel blog entry by tommy

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... I got one of the other ones who overcharged me by about 90 Sols (the ride should have cost 8 Sols). From first impressions, Lima is a fairly grotty city, sometimes dangerous and doesn't have too much to offer the traveller (at least compared with the ...

full circle..., Lima by way of Piura, Peru travel blog

full circle...

A travel blog entry by rawhideone

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April 6 Well I've finally landed in Huanchaco, Peru, a surfer town near Trujillo.  The minute I see the water, the waves, and all the people just hanging around the beach, I know that this is a perfect last stop before heading back to Lima and then ...

Peru, Lima, Peru travel blog

Peru

A travel blog entry by tinytraveller

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... in a cosmopolitan cafe drinking cappuccinos! LIMA to IQUITOS: Up at 5am!!! To catch a 7am flight from Lima to Iquitos. This took us back up to North Peru and into Amazon land. IQUITOS to THE AMAZON: After our flight we jumped onto a tiny little ...

Back to Lima, Lima, Peru travel blog

Back to Lima

A travel blog entry by tommy

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... 3 locals who didn't speak any English at 8:30am that morning) so I managed to sleep comfortably most of the way. We arrived back in Lima the next morning and made our way to the meeting hotel for the first day of our 2 week tour which would take us to ...

Nazca Lines, Nazca, Peru travel blog

Nazca Lines

A travel blog entry by kandg

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... cuisine, was unpleasant. I know I'm mopaning about food a lot but if a way to a man's heart is through his stomach then Peru is doing little to entice me. Fortunately no-one lied to us about our overnight bus to Nazca and we got the tickets we had ...

Lovely Lima?, Lima, Peru travel blog

Lovely Lima?

A travel blog entry by pidgeandpie

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Blurb & Video to follow, when we return to Blighty and proper ...

Day Three of the Inca Trail, Inca Trail (Day Three), Peru travel blog

Day Three of the Inca Trail

A travel blog entry by kandg

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Day 308 - Day Three of the Inca Trail After yesterday's Herculean efforts (OK, a touch of hyperbole there) we thought it was downhill from now on. While literally this was true (barring an initial ascent), metaphorically speaking this was not the ...

Non-reclining seat for the 51/2 hr flight > Havana, Lima, Peru travel blog

Non-reclining seat for the 51/2 hr flight > Havana

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... . Plus saw a Starbucks so perhaps another mug for Brenda's collection on my way back? Then down to gate 30 deep in the bowels of Lima airport to wait with no luck logging on to the WIGO Wi-Fi site before the bus transfer out to LA2596 parked on the apron ...

Fly By, Lima, Peru travel blog

Fly By

A travel blog entry by smitherson

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Arrived in late from Rapa Nui and heading out early in the morning, so a quick nap in a hostel near the airport and we were away again to meet Julie in Cali, Columbia! - JJ ...

Peruvian Food...., Lima, Peru travel blog

Peruvian Food....

A travel blog entry by kimberlysarna

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As everyone knows, I love to eat, and Peru has a lot to offer! Last night Joanna and Clara took me to a gourmet Peruvian dinner that was amazing. There is alot of variety in their food. We ordered 3 different dishes, all topped flavorful mashed potatos ...

Nazca - Ica - Lima, Lima, Peru travel blog

Nazca - Ica - Lima

A travel blog entry by kandg

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Day 317 - 318 - Nazca - Ica - Lima With our time in Peru rapidly evaporating, the pace required upping and so we left Nazca for Ica. Our chosen method of transportation was a shared taxi. We´d envisaged sharing with other travellers but as it turned ...

Plaza San Martin, Lima, Peru travel blog

Plaza San Martin

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... little llama on her head. The once-stately Gran Hotel Bolívar, built in the 1920s, presides over the square from the northwest. http://www.lonelyplanet.com/peru/lima/sights/squares-plazas/plaza-san-martin#ixzz3xMAYDD4k ...

Hostal Espana, Lima, Peru travel blog

Hostal Espana

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... colonial house" - Lets Go Travel Guide (Peru Ecuador & Bolivia). "Popular, very secure, nice courtyard" - Rough Guide to Peru. http://www.andeantravelweb.com/peru/hotels/lima/hotel_espana_lima_peru.html   ...

Aguas Calientes - Cuzco, Cuzco, Peru travel blog

Aguas Calientes - Cuzco

A travel blog entry by kandg

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Day 310 - 311 - Aguas Calientes - Cuzco On reflection, while I still maintain a slight air of disappointment in Machu Picchu, the whole excursion was an immensely enjoyable and rewarding experience. To walk to somewhere for four days requires the ...

Very Good first Impression of Peru, Lima, Peru travel blog

Very Good first Impression of Peru

A travel blog entry by hpeier12

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... up and climibing on top with some diversions around some of the heavier Cells. Unfortunately the Andean Mountain Range between Equador and Peru was all obscurred and I could not see much, V1 Airway anlong the coast where I was able to see the Ground ...

Plaza de Armas, Lima, Peru travel blog

Plaza de Armas

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... Mayor has surrounding it La Cathedral, left is the Palacio Arzobispal or home of Lima's Archbishop.             A quick stop to see ...

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