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Travel Blogs from Peru
1.30am and 3hours sleep.....perfect time to wake up and get a cab to Machu Picchu right? At least we realised yesterday that we needed to book train tickets and get up early. For some reason we though it was a short distance from Cusco...no no 1.5hour taxi ride and 2 hour train ride later.
We arrived at Ollantaytambo around 3.30am- 1hour before our train was due to board. The station was closed, there were a few ladies opening their shops ...
So, today was a day of more information. I am learning more and more of this country, and slowly appreciating the distinct sound of Spanish. Sure, we all hear Spanish from people in America, but it is a different sensation once you continually hear the language. I do not understand every word, but after understanding more of the history of this country I am realizing that you don't necessarily need to know this language. Just like the Spanish, the country ...
We arrived at the airport at 12:30 for our transfer by bus and two and a half hour boat ride. The boat ride turned to be a bit longer because we stopped along the way to view some of the jungle wildlife. We were lucky to see a anaconda sleeping by the river, wild pigs, Capibara - the biggest rodent in the world. We arrived at ...
Machu Picchu 12 - 20 May by Martin
There┤s a hill in Peru called Machu Picchu. Long ago some guys called the Incas decided to build a few houses on it. Then the Spanish arrived and killed most of the Incas (mainly though the pioneering use of biological weapons such as smallpox and influenza). With no Incas left, no one bothered to go to Machu Picchu anymore, causing the village to become `lost`. That is until ...
... it were awfully morose. It was considered in high esteem to have a child admitted to the monastery, but some were as young as five years old. And they would never leave. They fasted constantly and usually had a life expectancy of around 35 years. Afterwards we went to a Lebanese restaurant and felt extremely fortunate to eat kebabs and drink fresh juices... Mario was adamant about seeing the most recent Spiderman so we indulged in the most ridiculous-sized ...
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- Great Hotel
- Love the JW Marriott
- Home away from home in a complicated city
Cercado de Lima, Lima | 5 star hotelfrom $160
- This hotel is in a scary area
- So noisy
- Good Location
San Isidro, Lima | 5 star hotelfrom $163
Plazoleta Santo Domingo 259, Cusco | 4 star hotelfrom $212
- The best hotel in town
- Excellent Hotel
- Excellent location & accommodations. Would stay there again.
Lima Central, Lima | 3 star hotelfrom $48
- Liked the old fasion style
- Faded glory
- Still A Grand Hotel + Machu Picchu The Highlight
Lima Residencial, Lima | 4 star hotelfrom $134
- Un excellent h˘tel
- Ausgezeichnetes Hotel
- Me encantˇ el Melia
San Isidro, Lima | 4 star hotelfrom $172
San Juan De Lurigancho, Lima | 4 star hotelfrom $133
Lima Residencial, Lima | 3 star hotelfrom $147
- Great Hotel
- Servizio fantastico
- Great Service
Lima Residencial, Lima | 4 star hotelfrom $158
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Miraflores, Lima | 4 star hotelfrom $129
Callao, Lima | 3 star hotelfrom $217
Calle Palacio 136, Cusco | 5 star hotelfrom $340
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Plaza Manco II 123 , Yucay | 3 star hotelfrom $117
Av. Pardo 1080, Cusco | 3 star hotelfrom $101
Lote 30-34 Urb. Santo Domingo, Paracas | 4 star hotelfrom $128
San Augustin 239, Cusco | 3 star hotelfrom $124
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- Great location
- Very nice place to crash in Cusco
Av. El Sol 1010, Cusco | 4 star hotelfrom $94
Jr. Independencia 485, Trujillo | 3 star hotelfrom $98
Plaza Bolivar s/n, Selva Alegre, Arequipa | 2 star hotelfrom $103
Lima Este, Lima | 3 star hotelfrom $97
Calle La Gruta 304, Arequipa | 3 star hotelfrom $50
Lima Residencial, Lima | 5 star hotelfrom $292
- Toller Platz - ein Besuch lohnt sich
- Great Hotel, Great Service - Stay at the Park
- Great place to visit
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