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  • Inka trail to Machu Picchu and Huayna PicchuRosa and I caught the trekking bug after the Colca Canyon, so were excited by the prospect of the famous four day Inka trail (with an additional day, custom added). The trail was 54km from 2,600m up over three passes Posted by Time Well Spent in More Fun Than a Mortgage | Jan 1, 2014
  • Cañon del ColcaWith true Latin American style, the 160km bus journey to Cabanaconde - the starting point of our hike - took a lengthy 5 hours. With true backpacking style, we neglected to pay the 70 sol fee required to trek around Posted by caitlingordon in Adventura Sudamericana | Dec 28, 2013
  • Cusco and the Inca trailMerry Christmas everyone! While you've been racing around the shops buying last minute presents, watching X-factor finals (don't pretend you didn't!) and embarrassing yourselves at Christmas parties (again, don't pretend you didn't!), we have been continu Posted by shaunandhan in The 'Round'-up | Dec 27, 2013
  • How did we end up in Lima, Peru again?Over a year and a half ago, we decided to take a four month trip through South America. We started in Uruguay , went through Argentina, Chile, Peru, Ecuador and then Columbia. We stayed in Lima and rented a short Posted by tightfistedmama in Living like a local in Lima, Peru | Dec 26, 2013
  • Christmas in CuscoCusco was the place we were going to be spending the most time on our trip, covering both Christmas and New Years. Cusco was the capital of the Inka empire and as such is surrounded by Inka ruins. In Posted by Time Well Spent in More Fun Than a Mortgage | Dec 25, 2013
  • Arequipa and the Colca CanyonArequipa at 2,500m is a pretty and afluent town with beautiful architecture. It is the second biggest city in Peru and the traffic makes it seem that way! We spent our tim Posted by Time Well Spent in More Fun Than a Mortgage | Dec 16, 2013
  • Heading south through Peru3,157 kilometres. 7 cities. 2 weeks. Far too many hours of bus travel. We crossed the border into Peru without issue, and headed to Piura, in the north. Knowing we had only a couple of weeks until we were meeting Posted by caitlingordon in Adventura Sudamericana | Dec 12, 2013
  • Arequipa & Colca CanyonBuenos Tardes gringos! Here we are reporting again from the disputed home of the Pisco Sour, a land that has multicoloured corn and is arguably the true home of the potato with over 3000 varieties! Our journey from Iquitos to Arequipa was Posted by shaunandhan in The 'Round'-up | Dec 11, 2013
  • Huacachina and my Birthday!Huacachina is a small collection of hostels, bars and restaurants surrounding a small desert oasis in the middle of some pretty impressive sand dunes. The dunes are its main attration (though Posted by Time Well Spent in More Fun Than a Mortgage | Dec 10, 2013
  • Amazon Adventure Posted by shaunandhan in The 'Round'-up | Dec 9, 2013
  • And so it begins...Hola from the continent of the Amazon, Machu Picchu & the tango; where guinea pig is a regular feature on the menu and the rubbish collection trucks play monotone music in the streets! Yep, we're in South America and will Posted by shaunandhan in The 'Round'-up | Dec 6, 2013
  • ParacasParacas is a small coastal town, with a population of around 15 as far as I can tell, about 20 mins from Pisco of Pisco Sour fame. There are two attractions of this dessert port town both in the Paracas Posted by Time Well Spent in More Fun Than a Mortgage | Dec 4, 2013
  • Back to some normality in LimaAfter the Rainforest we spent four days in the busy city of Lima, where the traffic makes no sense. However despite the crazy roads we enjoyed our time there. The food was good and there was plenty to do. [img= Posted by Time Well Spent in More Fun Than a Mortgage | Dec 4, 2013
  • Iquitos and the RainforestWe arrived in the city of Iquitos after the three day boat trip. Iquitos is the largest city in the world not accessible by road. We chose to visit the Manatee rescue centre, which was well worth the trip. The Posted by Time Well Spent in More Fun Than a Mortgage | Dec 1, 2013
  • PeruWe are now in La Paz, Bolivia having spent an excellent 6 weeks in Peru without once updating our blog...oops! Arequipa (7th September - 8th September) From Arica in Chile we took a chaotic bus over the border where we had to Posted by duncan-alice in Duncan & Alice Go RTW! | Dec 1, 2013
  • ArequipaTime to stop the high altitude training after completing a three day hike down into the canyon, two nights at villages and then walking out. We started at 5 am to climb up the over 1000 metes of altitude, and Posted by Jen Tallarook in South America 10th Oct 2013 | Nov 30, 2013
  • Boat down the Amazon riverWe left Mancora after a week long stay in the Loki bubble of nothing but sun, booze and partying. We headed first to Chiclayo, a city 6 hours South of Mancora and straight through the dessert. We stayed in Chiclayo Posted by Time Well Spent in More Fun Than a Mortgage | Nov 30, 2013
  • So Far...===First photos=== With friend Pilar when I first arrived in Lima [img= Posted by TenekaCJ in Serving in Peru, South America | Nov 29, 2013
  • Day 2-AmazonDay 2 We took a tour of Lima with Jose as our tour guide. The first stop, The San Francisco church was where we went into the catacombs under the church. Everything had gold or gold gilding. Posted by Hanser61 in Amazon & Machu Picchu | Nov 21, 2013
  • Arequipa and the Colca cañonOne city I hadn't had the chance the visit when I first travelled to Peru two years ago was the colonial town of Arequipa, located near Cuzco and not too far from the Bolivian and Chilean borders. The city actually Posted by manolo84 in Around The World in 365 days | Nov 20, 2013
  • MancoraOur time spent in Mancora consisted mostly of doing very little and drinking a lot. A beer pong tournament, hours of ping pong practice, another karaoke night, too much civiche, too long spent by the pool, a game of giant Posted by Time Well Spent in More Fun Than a Mortgage | Nov 17, 2013
  • Boating down the AmazonIt started with an early start, but then again, it always does. Anneliese and I have come to call these days where timings have to be adhered to, as “work days.” I know some people would be in utter disagreement Posted by Pirty in Adventures in Latin America | Nov 17, 2013
  • The mysterious Nazca lines...After Huacachina, my plan was to go straight to Arequipa in the south of the country. However, in between the two locations lies Nazca, a desert-scorched town and its famous mysterious "lines". For those who have never heard or Posted by manolo84 in Around The World in 365 days | Nov 16, 2013
  • Huacachina, a fun oasisFollowing my adventures in cold Huaraz, I decided to renew with the sun and warmth by doing a pit stop in the Peruvian desert, in Huacachina. Located in the south of Lima, Huacachina is a little village near Ica, and has Posted by manolo84 in Around The World in 365 days | Nov 14, 2013
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