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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 ...

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 Galįpagos - Paracas, Paracas, Peru travel blog

Poor Man's Galįpagos - 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

Peruvian Flat, Cabanaconde, Peru travel blog

Peruvian Flat

A travel blog entry by bakkepackers

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Dennis and I became well-acquainted with the term "Peruvian Flat" during our three-day trek in southern Peru's Colca Canyon, the second deepest canyon in the world at 3,191 meters--more than twice as deep as the Grand Canyon. (The deepest canyon in the ...

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 ...

PERU! Beach time, Mancora, Peru travel blog

PERU! Beach time

A travel blog entry by coopertrooper

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Mancora, a classic surf town, our first stop in Peru. Three days of getting our Caribbean tans back, reading books, partaking in some lazy surfing   and chortling at Peruvian attempts to translate their Spanish menus to ...

A magical place., Machu Picchu, The Sacred Valley and Cuzco, Peru travel blog

A magical place.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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So I am back in Cuzco after eight days in the jungle. I just plan to stay here a couple of more days visiting the Sacred Valley, including the ruins of Pisac and Ollantaytambo, before I catch a flight to Lima (I cannot be bothered with another long-haul ...

Lake Monkey Poo, Puno, Peru travel blog

Lake Monkey Poo

A travel blog entry by hannahbruce

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... . Conversation flowing between the guy from Lima and the family, I was glad when they asked how long it took to get to Peru from Scotland, something I could actually answer. Not impressed by the 14 hours they then asked if it was cold when you put your ...

Cusco,   The Place, Cusco, Peru travel blog

Cusco, The Place

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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This entry, called "Cusco, The Place", is more for posting photos than anything else. I've spent a bit of time exploring the side streets and back alleys around town trying to get interesting photographs. So this collection of pictures is mostly ...

Machu Picchu, the Old Peak, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Machu Picchu, the Old Peak

A travel blog entry by ameng

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18/01/2011 - Tuesday Our first order of business after arriving at Machu Picchu was to get our tickets stamped, which meant walking down to the bottom where the entrance gates were.  I went to the bathroom and noticed that some small red spots were ...

Mini Galapagos, Pisco, Peru travel blog

Mini Galapagos

A travel blog entry by tomsontravels

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We decided to take a trip to a place known as the poor mans galapagos athough i think the galapagos is for rich people anyway. The Illas Ballestos An Island off the mainland which is a breeding ground for thousands of birds with other sea life including ...

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