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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 ...

An Eventful Day, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

An Eventful Day

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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Megan's View of the Day: We woke up early to try and make it to Machu before the first train arrived at 10.30AM. We were both feeling a bit worse for wear after having some dodgy food from Victor Victorias in Cusco, so after a dry bread roll for breaky ...

Two Weeks in Lima, Lima, Peru travel blog

Two Weeks in Lima

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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Yes two weeks doing not much in Lima.  After the bus ride back to Lima we figured we'd stay for a while and recharge our batteries.  Lima is an interesting place and after the obligatory rate negotiation we thought why not stay and maybe head ...

Cruz del Sur!, Lima, Peru travel blog

Cruz del Sur!

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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... are not worth the extra money you have to pay and thought they were about the same as any other bus company we've used in Peru.   At the bus station in Cusco we checked in our luggage to the "secure baggage area".  Not that secure as you would ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Big Rocks, Stone Steps and the Incas, Cuzco, Peru travel blog

Big Rocks, Stone Steps and the Incas

A travel blog entry by allisonandjeff

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... the ruins and then met up with our group in a nearby town for lunch. (Side note - we haven't been able to avoid strikes in Peru, no matter where we go. But this time it worked more to our benefit than not - the trains had been shut down most of the day ...

Lima - A crazy place, Lima, Peru travel blog

Lima - A crazy place

A travel blog entry by erriuc

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I've only stayed a night in Lima as I will spend more time there (maybe?) after my jungle stay.  While I was walking on the side walk around 8pm, I was approached by a Cuban.  He was a movie producer and quickly offered me a job.  I have ...

Taquile, Taquile, Peru travel blog

Taquile

A travel blog entry by erriuc

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Lake Titicaca - worldīs highest lake - 23-27 Oct, Puno, Peru travel blog

Lake Titicaca - worldīs highest lake - 23-27 Oct

A travel blog entry by samphilpott

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... nbsp; Today I am off to Lake Titicaca - the worldīs highest lake at just under 4,000 metres I believe. I am visiting the Puno, Peru side but you can also go there via Boliva..which is apparently better? An overnight bus leaving Cusco at 10pm gets me ...

Surving the Eco Buss but only just!!! 29 Oct-2 Nov, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Surving the Eco Buss but only just!!! 29 Oct-2 Nov

A travel blog entry by samphilpott

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... hides from the bus I kid you not - only in Peru....So my advice to anyone who reads this and is travelling by bus in Peru, donīt donīt donīt ever travel with Eco Buss! Saturday 30th October So we finally arrive in Arequipa at 9am - 3 hours late, but ...

Journey Through Time 5 - Ancestors, Peru, Peru travel blog

Journey Through Time 5 - Ancestors

A travel blog entry by erriuc

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High up on this plateau at 4000m above sea level, strangely similar to Marca Wasi, we started our journey at an 8000 years old altar, where carvings and paintings were showing stories and weird symbols.  An hour meditation later, I had the certainty ...

And then there was One in Machu Picchu, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

And then there was One in Machu Picchu

A travel blog entry by rickwastaken

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... hours there!). I met mother/son traveling duo of the Two-Weeker variety who were just doing a short trip through parts of Peru. I told them a few of my stories from traveling so far. I also mentioned my plan to drive from Maryland to San ...

Homestay on the beautiful Lake Titicaca!, Puno, Peru travel blog

Homestay on the beautiful Lake Titicaca!

A travel blog entry by markandjade

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... take their advice, we decided to check it out for ourselves and make our own minds up. We arrived via our last bus ride in Peru and I think were really gonna miss the super comfy buses compared with Bolivia. The views along the 6 hour journey were of the ...

Inti Raymi 24th June 2012, Cusco, Peru travel blog

Inti Raymi 24th June 2012

A travel blog entry by nadinehanlon

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... is carried out and the llama is sacrificed.  This is really a huge festival and around 100,people come from all over Peru to celebrate it. The plan had been to meet Suzan in Starbucks at around 10am as they have a balcony overlooking the Plaza Armor ...

crimbo, n-y-e and sticky fingered scoundrels, Cusco, Peru travel blog

crimbo, n-y-e and sticky fingered scoundrels

A travel blog entry by coopertrooper

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Since we last blogged we had been eating ice-cream in the very pleasant Cusco plaza de armas and just checked into our hostel, called Loki,  a dangerous place. They gave us a little tour when we arrived, our room, on-suite and a bed ...

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 ...

Our only Christmas present - a sachet of love lube, Cusco, Peru travel blog

Our only Christmas present - a sachet of love lube

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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Well it was finally here, Christmas day. Not a day we have been looking forward to while travelling. A different Christmas for all of us. I suppose first things first, Happy Birthday Dad, hope you liked your e card and sky diving DVD's. We did our ...

Journey Through Time - Mesa II, Chiclayo, Peru travel blog

Journey Through Time - Mesa II

A travel blog entry by erriuc

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Our second journey was near Tucume at a place called Bosque de Pumac.  This second mesa was focused on the element Earth and Communion.  After a crazy series of synchronicities we arrived at Bosque de Pumac, a protected area where we found a ...

Inca Trail - Day4 - Machu Picchu, Cusco, Peru travel blog

Inca Trail - Day4 - Machu Picchu

A travel blog entry by erriuc

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... the rule of Pachacuti, they started their very impressive expansion to eventually cover the current locations of Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile and Argentina.     Only the elite were called Incas while the conquered civilizations as ...

Inca Trail - Day3, Cusco, Peru travel blog

Inca Trail - Day3

A travel blog entry by erriuc

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Inca Trail - Day1, Cusco, Peru travel blog

Inca Trail - Day1

A travel blog entry by erriuc

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Nazca - Day 101-102, Nazca, Peru travel blog

Nazca - Day 101-102

A travel blog entry by christosp

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... for my 7.30am departure to Nazca, an 8 hour bus journey through the coastal deserts and sand dunes of the southern half of Peru. This desolate landscape is a stark contrast to other environments I've seen in Peru so far. As soon as we left the city ...

The Islands of Lake Titicaca, Puno, Peru travel blog

The Islands of Lake Titicaca

A travel blog entry by dane

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... to simply enjoying the views the mountain provided. Lake Titicaca is the highest navigable lake in the world and is shared by Peru and Bolivia. We left from Puno on the Peruvian side. There are a number of islands and the coast line is beautiful. ...

Back to the City of the Snowcapped Peaks, Huaraz, Peru travel blog

Back to the City of the Snowcapped Peaks

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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Back to Huaraz... I needed a break from the big city so I decided to come back to Huaraz with two guys I became great friends with at the hostel in Lima. Ben and Leon are two crazy Brits that came to Lima for a day and ended up staying for 10 ... thanks ...

The Motorcycle Diaries....Part 2, Cusco and The Sacred Valley, Peru travel blog

The Motorcycle Diaries....Part 2

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... how to ride.  And between the two of us, we agreed that this was probably the coolest day we've had in Peru so far.  We started out being half lost trying to get out of the city but once we found the highway going ...

Is That My Reflection in the Sand?, Piura, Peru travel blog

Is That My Reflection in the Sand?

A travel blog entry by everywhere

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... ; It had been soft in Ecuador and here in Peru it got hard – fast.  Ecuador had been rich and Peru was showing poor – shockingly poor.  As the desert continued, small little hardscrabble towns built from found materials dotted the ...

Machu Picchu - The destination, not the journey, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Machu Picchu - The destination, not the journey

A travel blog entry by travellingtans

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Four days of hard work and the view was worth every step. We could have taken the train up in the morning but of course I'm going to say that it’s more special making the pilgrimage on foot like the old Incas did. I mean no disrespect to those who ...

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