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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 ...

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 ...

Paramount Pictures presents... A bed in a shed., Huaraz, Peru travel blog

Paramount Pictures presents... A bed in a shed.

A travel blog entry by beardandblonde

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... heat. We only bumped into three other couples until we met David and Andy, American med students who'd just flown in to Peru and hadn't quite acclimatised. Rewinding back to before meeting this pair, we were supposed to be aiming to sleep at the third ...

Hiking the Inca Trail, Cusco, Peru travel blog

Hiking the Inca Trail

A travel blog entry by monkeymouse74

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... they were still amazing and I had great satisfaction in eating another Mars bar whilst gazing out across the city. So thats my Peru experience so far. Drinking far too much (no surprises there then), hiking the Inca trail and eating about 10 Mars ...

Farewell Pisco, its been real!, Iquitos, Peru travel blog

Farewell Pisco, its been real!

A travel blog entry by hancocjb

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... and un medio plato, I am brought a whole new massive bowl of soup, which of course I can not eat. Another culinary delight from Peru is he aji, pronounced ackckkckckjjjiii. Like the dahl bath in Nepal, it is different everywhere you go, and they have it ...

The effect of Drugs, Nazca, Peru travel blog

The effect of Drugs

A travel blog entry by shaunduvall

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Tuesday May 3rd 2005 The six hour journey to Nazca turned into 8 hours, so basically spent all day travelling and didnt arrive until dark, in this small town. Went with a tout to an average place, and booked our Nazca lines tour for the following ...

The Machu Picchu trekking saga, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

The Machu Picchu trekking saga

A travel blog entry by orizarska

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... a day of tramping on dirt roads that we share with the occasional car or a horse, however, I am unconvinced trekking is the best Peru has to offer. We arrive at the first camp in a valley surrounded by snow picks and a glacier in the foothills of Sulkanty ...

Inca Trail: The road to Machu Picchu!!!, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Inca Trail: The road to Machu Picchu!!!

A travel blog entry by markandjade

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After stumbling around at 5am in the darkness of our 8 bed dorm, trying not to wake anyone and failing miserably, I finally got the last bits of my gear ready for the Inca Trail. This is the focal point of my travels and the few days I have been ...

The deepest canyon in the world...SMASH!!!, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

The deepest canyon in the world...SMASH!!!

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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We got a knock on the door at 4.45am as promised (oh god) and we quickly packed up the stuff from the hot springs that had supposed to have been drying over night but we ended up putting still damp clothes in the ruc- sacks god knows what that was going ...

Circumnavigating the lake!, Puno, Lake Titicaca, Peru travel blog

Circumnavigating the lake!

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... things and left Bolivia a bit sad that we didnt stay longer esp as we wanted to do Copacabana and Isla del Sol. Then walked into Peru and they let us in too. Surely Daves reputation must catch up with him at some point. Manage to get our own minibus ...

Journey's End, Lake Titikaka, Peru travel blog

Journey's End

A travel blog entry by patagonia2peru

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... it would add anything to the sum of human knowledge.) So, suitably weighed, we headed for the Chilean border with Peru; there we spent an inordinate amount of time getting through the bureaucratic process and having our documents stamped more than half a ...

Astronauts and monkeys together again., Nasca, Peru travel blog

Astronauts and monkeys together again.

A travel blog entry by chowie

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After today, I can now check off one more thing I had on my list of "things to do before I die" list. Fly over the Nasca Lines! We woke up early and decided to take a morning flight in case it was too cloudy in the afternoon. Itīs definitely nice ...

Local islands for Local people (or tourists), Uros and Amantani Islands, Peru travel blog

Local islands for Local people (or tourists)

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Felt a lot better today so went on our way to our 2 day trip. First got a boat with about 25 plus of us out onto the lake in the blazing sunshine. For the first 20 mins or so went through reeds before arriving at the first of the reed islands. ...

Bolivian Bus Breakdowns and a Peruvian En suite, Cusco, Peru travel blog

Bolivian Bus Breakdowns and a Peruvian En suite

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... our stamps, we got stamped out of Bolivia in about 10 minutes after being told to change queue about 4 times. We walked across into Peru and found the queue was hundreds of metres long it was huge. Thankfully in a group of 5 there was plenty to talk ...

Wheres Paddington?, Cusco, Peru travel blog

Wheres Paddington?

A travel blog entry by shaunduvall

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Friday April 15th 2005 Some sleep on the bus, but wake up when we pass through what looks like a horrible town - I think Juliaca - I know its dark, which never gives a good impression, but this city, with its wide streets but narrow road, where the ...

Cuzco and the Now Legendary Machu Picchu March, Cuzco, Peru travel blog

Cuzco and the Now Legendary Machu Picchu March

A travel blog entry by shawnsmith

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... again. It's so great we can get together like this! So what's up? Oh, actually, tell me later, when I'm not paying... So Cuzco, Peru, what to say, what to say? It's got us up in the ol' altitude again, making the mission of a hike up to our hostel ...

Flight of the Condor, Arequipa and the Colca Canyon, Peru travel blog

Flight of the Condor

A travel blog entry by dospollos

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After a few days chilling out in the gorgeous town of Arequipa we decided to get on with the show and go to the Colca Canyon. The Colca Canyon is the second deepest in the world, thought to be twice as deep as the Grand Canyon in the USA and the home ...

From Clowns to Breakdowns, Lima, Peru travel blog

From Clowns to Breakdowns

A travel blog entry by samkirsop

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... confined to bed and small walks around the town in my pyjamas. The following day we took another bus across the border and into Peru and stopped off over night in the town of Puno before taking another bus up to Cuzco the following day. We decided to ...

The Grander Canyon, Chivay, Peru travel blog

The Grander Canyon

A travel blog entry by beardandblonde

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Blonde Colca Canyon; 100 miles from Arequipa, yet feels like another planet. At 4160m, it's more than twice the depth of the US' Grand Canyon and was formed by the river Colca. Unlike metropolitan Arequipa, the Colca Valley is rich in Andean culture, ...

Inca Trail Day 2 - Below us only Clouds, Rocabamba, Peru travel blog

Inca Trail Day 2 - Below us only Clouds

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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We were woken up by the porters at 5.30am with tea and warm water and towels. It was dry this morning so we took our time getting ready – packing our bags up for the porters and eating breakfast (I think we were trying to put off the ...

Salkantay Trek!, Cusco, Peru travel blog

Salkantay Trek!

A travel blog entry by thomaswguy

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So before i start to tell you about the trek, i have to say it was one of the most challenging yet rewarding things i have ever done! But im glad to have done it and would recommend it to anyone.   I would also like to thank Andy "Travel Guru" Rye ...

Leaving Peru, Lima, Peru travel blog

Leaving Peru

A travel blog entry by rachel_john

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... of the Inca civilisations in Cusco and Machu Picchu and hiked in the mountains of the Cordillera Blanca, Huarez. There are similarities between Peru and Bolivia, but overall I prefer Peru. It is slighly more expensive but the locals I met were warmer and ...

Last Day in Puno, Puno, Peru travel blog

Last Day in Puno

A travel blog entry by dane

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... and Bev was kind of enough to treat me to an extravagant dinner at a restaurant that accepted credit cards. There are only 4 places in Peru that take plastic, so it's a big deal. I had a four course meal and Bev had a nice soup and Lasagna, the whole ...

Interview with a Random Peruvian Street Merchant, Lima, Peru travel blog

Interview with a Random Peruvian Street Merchant

A travel blog entry by steve_sara

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... : Nooo.. Ecuador people like monkey (furiously starts scratching his head and under his arms).   Steve: Like monkey? RPSM: Peru people no like Ecuador people, Colombia es coo, but no Peru. Muchu guerra weeth Peru (vibrates as he shoots ...

Acclimatising again, Huaraz, Peru travel blog

Acclimatising again

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Arrived here about 6am this morning ready to embark on reacclimatise again having sacrificed our height going to Lima. Town is pretty small and not a lot to see but the views are stupendous of the mountains around covered in snow. We eventually found ...

Into the Amazon again, Manu Biosphere Reserve, Peru travel blog

Into the Amazon again

A travel blog entry by aussierach

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... the Cloud forest, home to many beautiful orchids, as well as the strange looking red Cock of the Rock, the national bird of Peru. The next day we descended further into the rainforest, passing several villages on the way. We stopped at one village to buy ...

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