Travel Blogs from Lima, Peru

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No more stairs!, Cusco/Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

No more stairs!

A travel blog entry by roel_e

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... we were finally on our way to Machu Picchu. As the bus up the mountain was as overpriced as everything else here in tourist-trap Peru we decided to hike our way up. Well, it took us an exhausting two hours of walking up very steep stairs. The views were ...

River and Rainforest, Bahuaja Lodge, Amazon, Peru travel blog

River and Rainforest

A travel blog entry by wkfoster

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After the forest, the river was one of the most prominent features of life at Bahuaja, with it providing the water we needed for the kitchen etc, a place to wash and cool down, and it was the way we got anywhere else and how we got our supplies and ...

Lake Titicaca, Lake Titicaca, Peru travel blog

Lake Titicaca

A travel blog entry by roel_e

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The day after we came back from the Colca Canyon we jumped on the bus to Puno, a city next to the biggest navigable lake in the world (3,810 m above sea level), Lake Titicaca. We got there alright, although it was over a bumpy road, and there wasn't any ...

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 ...

All Over... (the Universe), Lima, Peru travel blog

All Over... (the Universe)

A travel blog entry by micromegas-2005

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. WeŽd envisaged sharing with other travellers but as it turned ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Whistle stop express, Lima, Peru travel blog

Whistle stop express

A travel blog entry by rich_mcg

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... bus and we stopped and handed it to a group of men who ran towards the bus. After another two hours we came into Lima, the capital of Peru and one big, smoggy, overcrowded city. I'd love to tell you of all the wonderful sights we saw and the fabulous ...

Brief stop in Lima on our way north, Lima, Peru travel blog

Brief stop in Lima on our way north

A travel blog entry by jonnyandjanette

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... Cola won in the popularity stakes against Coca Cola in Peru and so Coca Cola bought it, which is a shame but I definitely prefer it to Coke.  The next day we take it easy in Lima before getting on a 18 hour bus to Mancora, Peru’s beach ...

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 ...

Copacabana - Puno - Cuzco, Cuzco, Peru travel blog

Copacabana - Puno - Cuzco

A travel blog entry by kandg

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... , but also immensely rewarding and I know it will rank near the top of the ocuntries we've visited. First impressions of Peru suggest a much lower ranking with our journey into the country rivalling the worst we've experienced. The Bolivian side of 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 ...

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