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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 ...

Red faces and sore arses!!, Huaraz, Peru travel blog

Red faces and sore arses!!

A travel blog entry by markandjade

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... we had forgotten our suncream. Grave mistake. Out of the 5 horses there were 2 useless ones and 3 that wanted to clearly escape Peru. The Isrealis were experienced and wanted to go fast but one of them had a slow horse, sadly for him a horse which didnt ...

Valle Segrado, Ollantaytambo, Peru travel blog

Valle Segrado

A travel blog entry by orizarska

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Lots of ...

CRISIS..... Nearly!, Huacachina, Peru travel blog

CRISIS..... Nearly!

A travel blog entry by tomsontravels

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Well things were going too well for us. We survived so far without any major incident and so far havenīt lost anything particularly important and potentially over the last few days it could have all changed... Our ticket from Arequipa was booked ...

Itīs on the old side..., Cusco, Peru travel blog

Itīs on the old side...

A travel blog entry by caznjasonescape

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... cultivate more types of veggies, corn and potatoes than we could dream of. Many of the veggies we know and love originated in Peru! The Spaniards had no clue how to farm highlands and destroyed all of this. The Inca's didn`t even know about the wheel but ...

Salkantay trek: The march to Machu Picchu -, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Salkantay trek: The march to Machu Picchu -

A travel blog entry by caznjasonescape

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... dinner were 3 courses of absolutely gourmet food every single day; fresh soup, various posh roulades, every kind of potato imaginable (Peru has about 200 types of potato!), veggies stuffed with all sorts of things, tender meat with all sorts of sauces ...

Lots of Inca ruins, Cuzco, Peru travel blog

Lots of Inca ruins

A travel blog entry by bred

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Okay first of all, I should answer Molly's urgent question about the guide who was attacked by the bull: he was fine; no blood, no broken bones, only a little pain in his back--or so he claimed. He even got up and threw a rock at the bull after it had ...

Cloud touching: a lesson in high altitude living, Huaraz, Peru travel blog

Cloud touching: a lesson in high altitude living

A travel blog entry by caznjasonescape

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... were jam packed with old yellow taxis beeping every few seconds, noise, dirt and beggars. The first thing we noticed about Peru was the drop in standards of living from Ecuador, but simultaneously we were quite overwhelmed by the genuine kindness of the ...

100,000km and still travelling..., Lima, Peru travel blog

100,000km and still travelling...

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... read for a while as we watched other flights come and go and then it was time to board ourselves.  We were flying Star Peru today and the flight was very uneventful except for the ham and cheese sandwich and petit fours that we were served.  Oh ...

Rock of the Puma, Puno, Peru travel blog

Rock of the Puma

A travel blog entry by dospollos

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... at 281 m * 25 rivers, mostly from Peru, flow into the lake and a small outlet leaves the lake at Desaguadero on the Bolivia-Peru border, which is only 5% of the inflow with the rest lost in evaporation. * The lake is the remnant of a vast area of ...

Leaving Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Leaving Machu Picchu

A travel blog entry by dane

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So we spent an amazing two days at Machu Picchu. Our train left back to Cusco at 4 p.m., so we just spent the day wandering around Aguas Calientes and feeling sorry for ourselves. It was really tough leaving this place. I know that I may return one ...

Fancy Mr Fish?, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Fancy Mr Fish?

A travel blog entry by hannahbruce

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Arriving in Arequipa at The Point Hostel, I was met by the gayest Peruvian I think i'll ever meet: Teo. Immediately, he started trying to convince me to go to a party called īMr Fishī that afternoon. Of course I couldnīt refuse, so agreed to meet him ...

The Capital of the Inca Empire!!, Cusco, Peru travel blog

The Capital of the Inca Empire!!

A travel blog entry by markandjade

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... processions. After the festival I found Helene and Milou who I met at my hostel and we went for an Inca and hot stone massage. It was by far the best massage Ive ever had and it only cost Ģ6, bargain! I had such a great day, one of my happiest in ...

Soaking up the sun in Trujillo's Plaza de Armas!, Trujillo, Peru travel blog

Soaking up the sun in Trujillo's Plaza de Armas!

A travel blog entry by markandjade

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... people have been really friendly and helpful to us without us even asking. We also went to a mall to try and find a guidebook for Peru which involved us getting squeezed into a minivan full of 30 people. Not that fun when its really hot to be honest. We ...

Macchu Picchu, Lost city of the Incas, Macchu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Macchu Picchu, Lost city of the Incas

A travel blog entry by aussierach

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Iīve wanted to visit Macchu Picchu for a long time, ever since I was about 8 and did a school project on it. I was half expecting to be disapointed, for Macchu Picchu to have lost itīs charm by becoming too famous and having too many tourists, but this ...

umbilical snacks, Cusco, Peru travel blog

umbilical snacks

A travel blog entry by coopertrooper

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We left Nazca and took an overnight bus to Arequipa. In Arequipa our taxi crashed. Everyone in Peru drives like a nutter. Kat always remarks it's a wonder they never seem to crash, I reply I think they do we just never see it. Our time had come. In the ...

Carrying drunks, sandboarding & smelly islands, Huacachina, Peru travel blog

Carrying drunks, sandboarding & smelly islands

A travel blog entry by travellingtans

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... it’s only visual. They have a great double smell act happening. Bird droppings on the islands (fertilizer used to be Peru’s main export) and fish canneries close by combine to sting the nostrils. We jumped on a boat and cruised around taking ...

Aliens from outer space, Nazca, Peru travel blog

Aliens from outer space

A travel blog entry by rachel_john

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One of the theories put forward for the mysterious lines in the desert near the city of Nazca, in Peru, is that they are beacons and landing strips for alien space craft. Theories like this certainly whet my appetite to see the famous Nazca lines, but I ...

A luxurious day in Lima, Lima, Peru travel blog

A luxurious day in Lima

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... the sewer network – note to self do not stand down wind of it again! We were then taken to the main post office in Peru (which was a huge and impressive building) where all mail ends up at some stage – and Renato bought us a postcard of Machu ...

Lares Trek Day 3, Cusco, Peru travel blog

Lares Trek Day 3

A travel blog entry by andrewy

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Today we trek from Patakancha down the gorge to Ollantaytambo. I woke up around 6 am and had some upset stomach, so my guide gave me some tea to drink to help out. The second night of camping went well since I am getting more used to it and the ...

A canyon, a condor, a convent, Arequipa and the Colca Canyon, Peru travel blog

A canyon, a condor, a convent

A travel blog entry by idarich

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... down to the beautiful Plaza de Armas and on to the Museum Santuarios Andinos. Arequipa is the commercial capital of southern Peru, but despite its size itīs a charming place in a stunning setting. Fine colonial buildings built of sillar, a light ...

Sandboards and dune buggies, Huacachina, Peru travel blog

Sandboards and dune buggies

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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Alex: We half heartedly decided on a stop in Huacachina on our way to Nasca because it sounded interesting, "desert oasis surrounded by sand dunes with lots of sandboarding and dune buggy rides" and are so glad we did. Until we saw the dunes we were ...

A long, long bus journey, Cusco, Peru travel blog

A long, long bus journey

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Up and out with Jen and Jonno to the bus station to get our bus to Cusco, allegedly direct. One of the many lessons we have learnt = donīt believe it unless it is written down. This bus felt like one of the longest journey ever with īEstrella del Sulī ...

Exploring Colonial Cusco, Cusco, Peru travel blog

Exploring Colonial Cusco

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Got up to another beautiful sunny, cloudless day and went to book our tour to start tomorrow. Made sure we got EVERYTHING written down for the whole trip which was referred to more than once later! Then into the cathedral which was very gold and free ...

Starting the Lares Trek - from relaxing to walking, Huacahuasi, Peru travel blog

Starting the Lares Trek - from relaxing to walking

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Were a bit uneasy as to whether our company would arrive this morning to pick us up. But they did, thankfully, just after 6am in a taxi. Roberto, our guide (Speaks Spanish and Quechua = old Incan language) Erasnus, our cook, and a driver and we headed ...

Arequipa - White City, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Arequipa - White City

A travel blog entry by florby

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... was backlight before). We really liked the place. The church lights lit up and brought the night scene to life. Had a simple 6soles menu for dinner. Grabbed bottled water for our hike and headed back to rest. Gotta get up at 2.30am tml. Arequipa, ...

Nurse Doolittle and the Stinky Chickens, Puerto Maldonado, Peru travel blog

Nurse Doolittle and the Stinky Chickens

A travel blog entry by beardandblonde

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Beard After 20 years of dreaming, Natasha Jones was ticking off another box, as we entered the Amazon Jungle for two days and nights surrounded by shrieking monkeys, tuneful parrots and creepy crawlies. Arriving in Puerto Maldonado (a town on the ...

Cusco, Cusco, Peru travel blog

Cusco

A travel blog entry by dacraic

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... Inca Period.  The biggest city and capital of the Inca Empire "Tahuantisuyo" (that reached parts of Ecuador, Colombia, Bolivia, Peru, Argentina and Chile). It was then taken by the Spanish conquerors. Loki is our center in Cusco. We ...

Arequipa, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Arequipa

A travel blog entry by shaunduvall

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... Tacna, a city just north of the border. Appear to have booked myself a nice hotel in Arrequipa, for a reasonable price - Peru should be cheaper than Chile, and board the surprisingly good bus to Arrequipa. Try out Inka Cola - gold coloured ...

Cocha Canyon Trek - Day 105-107, Cabanaconde, Peru travel blog

Cocha Canyon Trek - Day 105-107

A travel blog entry by christosp

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Day 105 - 21/04/09 Cocha Canyon Trek - Day 1 A crazy 3.30am start this morning, I was picked up from my hostel in the darkness with several other rather tired and disheveled backpackers for the 6 hour drive to the small town of Cabanaconde, which is ...

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