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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Puno, Puno, Peru travel blog

Puno

A travel blog entry by dacraic

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... to Cusco was stopping in Puno for a few hours, we decided to pay them a visit. We put our bags in the Tour Peru bus company office in Puno. From there, the company provided a mini bus to the port where we got a ferry to the islands. The ...

poor mans g and nazca lines, Nazca, Peru travel blog

poor mans g and nazca lines

A travel blog entry by coopertrooper

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Pisco & Poor mans Galapagos The three of us bused it down the panamerican highway to Pisco and found a boat to take us out to what the lonely planet had dubbed the poor mans Galapagos island. For $10 we were speed boated out to an island in ...

Inca Trail Day 3 - A celebration of UK New Year, Chamana, Peru travel blog

Inca Trail Day 3 - A celebration of UK New Year

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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It rained very heavily all through the night but as soon as it stopped I decided to get up out of bed and oddly enough ... go for a walk. I don't know what had come over me, it was probably about 5am the lady was fast asleep still. I think it was a ...

Travel plans made, kind of..., Huaraz, Peru travel blog

Travel plans made, kind of...

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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So I have kind of been thinking a bit the last few months. Should I just stay down here in South America until Christmas, or should I try to make my way to New Zealand and/or South-East Asia? It's the one positive (or negative, depending on how you look ...

Mystical Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Mystical Machu Picchu

A travel blog entry by themurphys

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9am and the same driver picked us up at our hotel in Cusco - back thru the Sacred Valley to Ollyantambo to meet up with the group who had done the Lares Trek.  Driving thru the valley again was no hardship that's for sure as in the early morning ...

The lost city of the Incas, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

The lost city of the Incas

A travel blog entry by sarah_s_america

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Today has been a bit of a disaster. So I have several hours sitting around before a night bus at 9.30 to Trujillo. I won't bore you with the details but it involves a non-existent tour of an archaeological site, the fact the electricity keeps cutting ...

Poor Man's Galápagos - Paracas, Paracas, Peru travel blog

Poor Man's Galápagos - Paracas

A travel blog entry by themurphys

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... the night with a your german couple Roland and Nicole who are on their 3rd last day of their 5 week holiday - all in Peru.  Great company so a good night. The only disappointment was that my fears were confirmed and the Peru Pisco sour couldnt compete ...

Cusco - Day 1, Cusco, Peru travel blog

Cusco - Day 1

A travel blog entry by dane

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Today was pretty relaxing. It's a Sunday so not much was open. But churches were! We went to the Cathedral and had a look around. Very ornate, lots of silver and gold, a little much. But pretty. We walked around the town a little and took some ...

Welcome to Trujillo, Trujillo, Peru travel blog

Welcome to Trujillo

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... day in Trujillo was spent exploring the downtown streets and colonial architecture of the Plaza de Armas or main square. This is Peru's 3rd largest city and quite busy. This weekend promises to be fun because they are celebrating the first day of spring ...

3 Years on the Road .... And It's Halftime, Lima, Peru travel blog

3 Years on the Road .... And It's Halftime

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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Well folks, this chapter of my great Walkabout is coming to a close.  But it's merely halftime...at least that's the way I see it.  Who knew that what I thought would be an 18 to 24 month Walkabout around the planet would turn into a ...

Machu Picchu or riding?, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Machu Picchu or riding?

A travel blog entry by tomsontravels

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... gridlocked on the narrow roads we were having a blast, dust flying singing though our helmets we were at last loving Peru! Our Last stop had us visit Pisac where the best evidence of evidince of agricultural terracing sweeping around the hillside. It was ...

Iquitos to Lima - Day 94, Lima, Peru travel blog

Iquitos to Lima - Day 94

A travel blog entry by christosp

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... . Miraflores is apparently the safest place to stay in the city and is the upmarket area of Lima. The hostel is only 8 bucks a night, which isn't too bad. Hopefully I can began to save some cash in Peru after haemorrhaging a couple of grand in ...

The Slums of Belen, Iquitos, Peru travel blog

The Slums of Belen

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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I have arrived in Iquitos, a loud, hot, slightly crazy jungle town in Peru that boasts the title of the largest city in the world without road access... you can only arrive or leave by plane or boat. The half million inhabitants here all get around on ...

Loving the lights of Lima, Lima, Peru travel blog

Loving the lights of Lima

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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We woke up feeling absolutely knackered when the tent heated up to unbearable standards, we had a shower to rid ourselves of the smells of camping from 4 or 5 days and mostly to try and wash the ants out of every orifice, we seemed to be the only tent ...

Making my way to Machu Picchu!!, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

Making my way to Machu Picchu!!

A travel blog entry by markandjade

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As Mark is doing the Inca trail we had arranged it so I would meet him at Machu Picchu. To get there from Cusco, I took a small mini van style taxi called a collectivo for £2.50 to the town called Ollantaytambo, about a 2 hour drive. This is where I ...

Andelay, Ariba, Ica!, Ica, Peru travel blog

Andelay, Ariba, Ica!

A travel blog entry by hancocjb

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... , soon into UNICEF´s lofty undertaking, local UNICEF representatives realized that they neither had the manpower nor adequate organization in Peru for 400 plus class rooms to go up smoothly. And thus a marriage of conveniance was born. Hands On has lots ...

Up, up and up, Colca Canyon to Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Up, up and up

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Up at 4am in the pitch black but with beautiful stars and no moon. I am very nervous about the trek up as was so out of breath yesterday and am worried. We start our climb with torches up the rocky path and occasional steps. It starts to gradually get ...

The Poor Man Galapagos, very poor., Paracas, Peru travel blog

The Poor Man Galapagos, very poor.

A travel blog entry by hannahbruce

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... , the guava (shit) that they produce, which is collected every seven years to be used as fertilizer for the whole of Peru. Probably more impressively (and less disgusting) they are also famous for hosting the largest colony of sea lions in the Pacific. ...

Doing some lines.... The Nazca Lines that is !!!, Nazca, Peru travel blog

Doing some lines.... The Nazca Lines that is !!!

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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About 70 years ago, when the first flights started over Peru, pilots started reporting seeing mysterious shapes etched into the sun-baked desert floor near Nazca. What they were seeing were not only geometric forms and parallel lines but many different ...

If I wanted to buy a postcard......, Cusco, Peru travel blog

If I wanted to buy a postcard......

A travel blog entry by dazzla

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... things didn't look good. Then things started to go wrong with my stomach. I mentioned before about the culinary 'delights' of Peru (when was the last time you saw a Peruvian restaurant?) and my stomach had obviously had enough. I've really missed not ...

The City of Kings - Lima, Lima, Peru travel blog

The City of Kings - Lima

A travel blog entry by aborder

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Day 12 January 15th - I wake around 6am. The guy next to me is still snoring on the bus. Everyone is wrapped up in warm tops, blankets, why then am I the only one still in a tshirt? The window I'm sat next to is covered in condensation! We are entering ...

The Tourist Chronicles Volume 2.

The Tourist Chronicles Volume 2. "My Hair" !!!

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... for centuries and is already well documented.  Well, from here we go back to Lima to continue our pilgrimage to find Peru's best pisco sour and enjoy the big city with all it's modern conveniences.  It was great having more ...

An  Exclusive Look Inside Sara´s Diary, Cusco, Peru travel blog

An Exclusive Look Inside Sara´s Diary

A travel blog entry by steve_sara

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... Jungle, such a promise is unlikely.  I'd better just look into his dreamy eyes and forget about all the crap he put me through in Peru, and hope for a smooth ride in Bolivia.          ...

Floating Islands in Puno, Puno, Peru travel blog

Floating Islands in Puno

A travel blog entry by rickwastaken

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... be quite an adventurer, with an insatiable desire to climb every mountain she could find. She had been climbing a mountain in northern Peru that I think is called Huarez. She also told me about a time when she had attempted Cotopaxi some years back but ...

Reed boats and adobe ruins, Huanchaco, near Trujillo, Peru travel blog

Reed boats and adobe ruins

A travel blog entry by idarich

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... the last two nights in Vilcabamba certainly ensured that we slept like babies throughout the journey! We reached Piura, an anonymous city in northern Peru, at about 7am. Shortly after, we were on a bus to Chiclayo, where we had to change for a bus to ...

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