- First impressions...So here I am in Lima, sat in a cafe - restaurant - bar witha Cola Zero. So.... after travelling for 22 hours I got to my hostel -Eurobackpackers, left my backpack there as it was only 10am and checkin Posted by gemvinny in South and Central America | Aug 10, 2015
- Day 18: Wednesday 23rd July - Mancora, PeruThis morning a bunch of us got us early to go swimming with turtles (tortugas). It cost 50 soles each (about $25 NZ) and was a 40 minute bus ride. Wasn't really what we were expecting but was still pretty Posted by Maraka Saunders in Wandering the World with C&M | Jul 22, 2015
- Day 17: Wednesday 22nd July - Cuenca to Mancora, PeruThis morning we got up, had a quick breakfast before getting on the bus to Mancora. The bus ride was in 2 parts. 6 hours to just before the border. Then a different bus that took us another 10 minutes Posted by Maraka Saunders in Wandering the World with C&M | Jul 21, 2015
- 8th July - 30th JulyHi everyone. Sorry that this is my first blog post. It has all been a bit of a whirlwind so far and it´s not the easiest thing to find a computer or internet or both here ... A few friends Posted by rebecca.banks21 in Adventures in South America | Jul 30, 2015
- Anacondas, monkeys and macaws (guest blog!)It's a bit intimidating to be invited to contribute to this amazing blog, but then it is a little unusual to arrange to meet your daughter in the Amazonian rainforest. With a bridesmaid's dress in your backpack for a trial Posted by BecsandSar in Becs and Sar go travelling | Jul 21, 2015
- The Wild OneWe were very apprehensive about the next week or so of our journey. Before arriving in Peru we'd never been above 4000m and we were about to embark on a trek across mountain passes well above that. Our reward if Posted by BecsandSar in Becs and Sar go travelling | Jul 20, 2015
- CuscoThere's a train that runs between Puno and Cusco but it costs about triple the bus journey which runs along almost exactly the same route. We took the Inka Express bus instead which made 7 stops along the route before Posted by BecsandSar in Becs and Sar go travelling | Jul 20, 2015
- Time to relate my time in Peru So finally back to writing some stories. My time in peru consisted pretty much of hiking and visiting nature. My first stop was in the northern city of Trujillo where I spent two days visiting pre-inca ruins. Is impressive just Posted by Selmo in Nasigoreng Peng Peng | Jul 10, 2015
- What is that?!We took a trip to the market and found some really interesting fruits that are unique to Perú.
There are many fruits and vegetables at the market. Some we Posted by lschmidt in Peru from a Kid's View | Jul 3, 2015
- Welcome, Rachel Anne !!!Rachel Anne joined us in Huanchaco last week! We are so happy she is here to explore Huanchaco with us! Rachel Anne lives in New Jersey and her mom is an archeology professor, just like Lily's!!! Here are some Posted by lschmidt in Peru from a Kid's View | Jul 3, 2015
- Huanchaco Scavenger HuntToday we worked on a Scavenger Hunt in Huanchaco. Usually this is given to archeology students when they arrive in Huanchaco, but we decided to do it as well and we found almost everything!!
[img=http://photos.travellerspoint.com/521697/large_1D760882 Posted by lschmidt in Peru from a Kid's View | Jul 8, 2015
- Huanchaco is a SWEET town!There are many sweet things to eat in Peru. Some things are similar to what we have in the United States, but many things are different too. Below are some of our favorite things to eat in Huanchaco!!!! What do Posted by lschmidt in Peru from a Kid's View | Jul 8, 2015
- Archeological Weekend Adventure!Back in the United States, most of our readers were enjoying a Fourth of July weekend filled with fireworks and fun. We had a fun getaway weekend visiting several archeological sites further north near Chiclayo, Peru.
Site 1: El Brujo and Posted by lschmidt in Peru from a Kid's View | Jul 8, 2015
- Chan Chan Chan Chan was the second archeological site that Lily and I were able to visit. Chan Chan was built by the Chimú civilization, which came after the Moche civilization. Chan Chan was the capital of the Chimú Kingdom. The Posted by lschmidt in Peru from a Kid's View | Jul 7, 2015
- Peruvian Hairless DogsHave you ever seen a hairless dog? People think they are gross-especially Laurie!
If you haven't seen one, well some have Mohawks! They also can be completely hairless as well. One of them we saw looked like a horse with a Posted by lschmidt in Peru from a Kid's View | Jul 6, 2015
- MocheLily and I have been lucky enough to visit some of the same archeological sites as the archeology students! We are going to try our best to tell you about what we know and what we have learned! Our first Posted by lschmidt in Peru from a Kid's View | Jul 2, 2015
- Machu Picchu; Exploring the RuinsWe finished the Waynu Picchu hike, a bit tired, but elated that we had accomplished it successfully! We both said almost simultaneously “Want to climb to the Sun Gate now?” So we had a plan.
First, though we needed the Posted by Rick-n-Karen in Living the Dream! | Jun 28, 2015
- Exploring Machu Picchu; Part 1 Waynu Picchu
May 22- day 54 - Back in Cuzco
A catch up day - laundry, finding the bus station for buses to Ollantaytambo, visiting the SAE club. At the club we met a lovely couple from Nelson, BC, Posted by Rick-n-Karen in Living the Dream! | Jun 26, 2015
- Last few days in South America and onwards to JapanSaturday
I had a fairly good sleep last night but woke up still a bit tired and my feet were throbbing! The plans today were a trip to an alpaca wool factory with some of the rest of gang and then Posted by cazbatt in Caz's adventures | Jun 26, 2015
- Huanchaco BeachHave you ever been to a beach in Peru? Well, if you haven't, I will tell you about it. At the beach, you can find amazing bones like shark, fish, sea lion and birds. My mom is an archeologist and Posted by lschmidt in Peru from a Kid's View | Jun 24, 2015
- Inca KolaDo you know what? Inca Kola is an amazing soda in Peru. If you are one of Laurie's students and she told you about the bubble gum flavored soda... She is right! It not only tastes like bubble gum, but Posted by lschmidt in Peru from a Kid's View | Jun 24, 2015
- Super challenging Inca Trail and awesome Machu PicchuTuesday
I woke up at midnight thinking it was almost time to get up, it was lovely to roll over and go back to sleep. I woke up again before my alarm at 5.30 feeling a bit of worry about Posted by cazbatt in Caz's adventures | Jun 22, 2015
- Machu Picchu, Sacred City Checked off a life goal today before 6am. Boom. Just like that.
Desi and I waited with Rony at the top of the stairs, near the ticket entrance to Machu Picchu. The others had been hiking since 4:30--first from Aguas Posted by Chloeah in HerakoTrip 2015 | Jun 21, 2015
- Flying through the Andes Monday was cush compared to Sunday. We started with a bus (yay a bus!) to the zip lining spot. It is the longest zip line in South America, 2500 meters of cable zig-zagging from mountaintop to mountaintop over the river. Posted by Chloeah in HerakoTrip 2015 | Jun 21, 2015
- Puno to Cusco to OllantaytamboSaturday
Today is mainly a travel day, we're leaving Puno and heading to Cusco. The inca trail is getting closer - eek!!
We're picked up at 8.30 by a minibus and taken to the bus station where we transfer to a Posted by cazbatt in Caz's adventures | Jun 20, 2015