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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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

In the Land of Fluff, Puno, Peru travel blog

In the Land of Fluff

A travel blog entry by bakkepackers

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... Lake Titicaca fish, as well as an alpaca pizza. We have really enjoyed Andean cuisine; much of it is considered "novoandina," though Peru has a long history of fusion between Andean, Spanish, Asian and African cooking. All of it is delicious. We then went ...

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 ...

Sacred Valley Finale, Cusco, Peru travel blog

Sacred Valley Finale

A travel blog entry by bakkepackers

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... into bed for several hours of desperately restless dozing. At least I was mildly amused by the irony of going nearly two weeks in Peru without getting sick in the slightest, only to be felled on the final day of our seven-and-a-half-month trip. Gone were ...

Not much to do in Peru!, Lima, Peru travel blog

Not much to do in Peru!

A travel blog entry by andy_jillian

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Hi again so soon! Lima is a pretty boring city, not to be disrespectful to any Peruvians who may read our travelogues. Perhaps it's just having spent time in Rio and the comparison is too great as well as having Rio withdrawal symptoms, but we took a ...

Bellybutton of the world, the nipple of Scotland, Cusco, Peru travel blog

Bellybutton of the world, the nipple of Scotland

A travel blog entry by hannahbruce

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After bawling all night on the bus to Cuzco (known as the bellybutton of the world), heart-broken at leaving my new-found family in Arequipa I was less than impressed to find out Iīd have to wait until 1pm for a bed: it was five in the morning! Cooried ...

Heading home, Lima, Peru travel blog

Heading home

A travel blog entry by sarah_s_america

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Hello everyone! Well this is pretty much it - the last entry in my 6 month journey round South America (or bit of it anyway). I am currently ensconced in the very posh hotel in Lima that I booked for myself as a bit of a treat after 6 months of ...

Inca Kola and the quick buck in tourist central., Cuzco, Peru travel blog

Inca Kola and the quick buck in tourist central.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... it on Inca Kola (apparently there's only two countries in the world where they have a soft drink that's outselling Coca Cola. One is Peru with it's Inca Kola and the other is Scotland with it's Irn-Bru). I planned on going back to Machu Picchu (I was ...

Inca trail, Cusco, Peru travel blog

Inca trail

A travel blog entry by dacraic

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On Tuesday we set off for the Inca Trail (Company: Peru Explorers). Day one is training for Day Two (which is pitched as the hardest day), Day Two for Day three etc. Our Guide Elizabeth was class, really knowledgeable and clearly loves her job. 12 of us ...

The Shaman in the Amazon! - Day 93, Nauta, Peru travel blog

The Shaman in the Amazon! - Day 93

A travel blog entry by christosp

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We took numerous forms of transport to reach the small village on the Yaraba river where I'll be staying tonight. Buses, tuk-tuk's and a boat were required to reach this small tributary of the Amazon. We left Iquitos for the forest at 7am. In total it ...

Jinxed by a floating tortoise., Manu National Park, Peru travel blog

Jinxed by a floating tortoise.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... England, Keren, Jonathan and Avi from Israel, Lee and Ron from New Zealand, Jane and Connor from Ireland, Judith and Adolfo from Peru, Fabia and Marco from Switzerland and finally Don and Brian (father and son) from the US. All of them fantastic people, ...

Lima, Lima, Peru travel blog

Lima

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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Alex: We spent a a couple of days in Lima not doing very much. We stayed in an area called Miraflores, which is a trendy area about 15km from the centre, where all the backpackers stay because rumor has it the centre isn't particularly safe at night. ...

Inca Trail & Spanish Tales (part 2) & horse tails!, Cusco, Peru travel blog

Inca Trail & Spanish Tales (part 2) & horse tails!

A travel blog entry by nadinehanlon

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... idea to change, as we had Yojan all to ourselves for the whole day (just the 2 of us) who is a qualified tour guide in Peru so gave us so much information on all the surroundings and local ways of living, and the route he took us on meant that once we ...

Merry Christmas, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Merry Christmas

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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After doing the Nazca lines, Tim and I made our way south to Arequipa, Peru's 2nd largest city. We arrived off a night bus early in the morning and feeling somewhat rested from the 10 hour trip, we headed off to explore downtown after checking into the ...

Cusco, Cuzco, Peru travel blog

Cusco

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... people who try to steal things from us….and then he wished us all the best of luck. Hmmmm, we’d heard stories of Peru being bad for thefts and muggings, and this did nothing to calm those niggling nerves. We arrived in Cuzco in the evening and ...

Santa Cruz Loop - 5 days trekking - again?!, Cashampampa finishing at Laguna 69 nr Lake Llanganuco, Peru travel blog

Santa Cruz Loop - 5 days trekking - again?!

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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DAY 1 Leaving early today we wake up to see the red glow on the mountain tops as the sun rises above. We get to Enrique tours and then get a collectivo (like a local minibus service that goes stops everywhere until its destination) to Yungay about 1 ...

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