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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 I“d 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 ...

Return of the Cack, Cusco, Peru travel blog

Return of the Cack

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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I woke up with the walls banging, people in the shower and singing from somewhere else, the party was coming to an end at 5:00am. At 05:30 I had to wake Erica, every toilet in the whole hostel was occupied and my chronic diahorrea was back, she caught me ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

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