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  • Reaching Out===QUECHUA! RUNA SIMI ===The language of the people.. Quechua (KECH-WAH) was the main language of the INCA EMPIRE that's said to even predate the Incas.. so, really old language!!! Once the Spanish invaded and conquered the land and Empire, Posted by TenekaCJ in Serving in Peru, South America | Feb 12, 2018
  • Surprising Puno, PeruThe Blissful Adventurers re-united in Lima on Friday and flew to Puno to begin their trek to the southern tip of Patagonia. The small Peruvian city of Puno on the north shore of the world's highest waterway, Lake Titicaca, is more Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Feb 4, 2018
  • Completing Peru Tomorrow we leave Peru and head to Chile. Our last days have been in the city of Arequipa and in Colca Canyon. Arequipa in the old section is very beautiful and different from the other places we have visited. Posted by cathyandtom in Travels to South America | Jan 31, 2018
  • Charming Cusco and majestic Machu Picchu Just returned to the room after another uphill, breath challenging walk from dinner in the Plaza de Armes in Cusco.....last night in this section of Peru before we head south early tomorrow to Arequipa. We really enjoyed Cusco, exploring the Posted by cathyandtom in Travels to South America | Jan 27, 2018
  • Walking on the Inca Trail in Machu Picchu Posted by cathyandtom in Travels to South America | Jan 27, 2018
  • Tourists in Lima==The District of Lima, Miraflores, and Surco == Every time I land in Peru it's Lima's crowded smog filled streets that greet me. There are some nice things, but I am usually pretty eager to get away from Lima. If ever Posted by TenekaCJ in Serving in Peru, South America | Jan 22, 2018
  • Pursuing Peru Sitting on the sofa in our charming Airbnb in the old section of Cusco, wearing my new poncho. We are pretty tired from traveling here and decided to stay in, do the laundry, eat lots of local fruit from the Posted by cathyandtom in Travels to South America | Jan 22, 2018
  • Maras and Morray March 3, 2017. Friday The sun rises in my tiny part of the world and today is the day for the Maras. I had not heard of the mines of Maras or read about them until I Posted by hcornia in Heidi stumbles around the world | Jan 15, 2018
  • Stop 51 - HuacachinaI first saw Huacachina on Pinterest (...god I love that app!!) and I told Adam it was one of the places we HAD to visit. Then we arrived in Peru and decided it was well out of our way and Posted by carlagregory in 2017 Waite World Tour | Jan 5, 2018
  • Stop 50 - NazcaThe town of Nazca is nothing special. Here is an aerial view of the town...pretty drab! [center][/center] It is quite dusty with a few places to eat and a few hotels but not much Posted by carlagregory in 2017 Waite World Tour | Jan 5, 2018
  • Peru and Isla del SolI left for Lima dec. 7th and arrived after 8 pm. The hotel promised that a driver would have waited for me at airport, but nobody was there, so I had the first feeling on how things could go. I Posted by xaver in no sense of direction | Jan 1, 2018
  • Ho-Ho-Ho without the snowWe landed in Lima around dinnertime and got ready for a long night under fluorescent light, with hopefully some hours of half-sleep. There isn’t an airport more tolerant to sleepers than this, as by 22:00 all restaurants, chairs, couches, window Posted by gekkies in Gekkies on Tour | Dec 27, 2017
  • Stop 49 - ArequipaHopping back onto our bus we start making our way back to Peru and in particular, the colonial town of Arequipa! This city is gorgeous!! In the horizon you have the views of the volcanoes, the architecture is just beautiful and Posted by carlagregory in 2017 Waite World Tour | Dec 23, 2017
  • How to spend a month in Peru! ==Arrival Lima== I arrived in Lima late on a very brisk evening. It was stark contrast to tropical Curaçao where I had spent the previous, balmy two weeks. Passing through the Posted by SkinnyFists in Tales from the Transit Lounge | Dec 11, 2017
  • Last of LimaWe split a cab to the airport from our hotel. The cab driver doesn't care how many people share, so we made 5 of us fit. The tab was 9 sols ($3) split 5 ways- the cheapest taxi Posted by spsadventures in Adventures by spsadventures | Jul 2, 2009
  • Machu PicchuWe got up pretty early because the guide had warned us that you have to get in the park early in order to climb Wayna Picchu. The first people in line for the buses had been there since Posted by spsadventures in Adventures by spsadventures | Jul 1, 2009
  • Car, bus, train, foot We were met at our hotel by our tour operator who walked us down the stairs to a car, which took us to the Cusco bus station. She gave us all of our tickets, explained who we needed Posted by spsadventures in Adventures by spsadventures | Jun 30, 2009
  • A most exhausting birthdayWe woke up super early to catch an early flight to Cusco. The rules about how early you need to be at the airport for a flight are different in Peru, and I'm very glad the Posada del Parque Posted by spsadventures in Adventures by spsadventures | Jun 29, 2009
  • Lima, the first timeWe got up, had breakfast (included with the room), and immediately got started. We began at Exposition Park. I think this might have been a world´s fair park, or something like it. Either way it was Posted by spsadventures in Adventures by spsadventures | Jun 28, 2009
  • End of the lineIt was our last night in South America and it was also our wedding anniversary the next day, so we walked out to find a nice local typical restaurant to celebrate. A half day tour of the city of Posted by cmbirdy48 in Kerala - Tamil Nadu | Oct 25, 2008
  • Isolated lodgeThe next day we had an excursion to the "Amazon". After a short flight we landed at Puerto Maldonada on our way to Sandoval Eco Lodge. A 30 minute motor canoe took us down the River Madre de Posted by cmbirdy48 in Kerala - Tamil Nadu | Oct 18, 2008
  • Cusco We enjoyed walking around central square in the evening discovering bars and restaurants. Found a very nice Peruvian restaurant on the square were Monica had a red quinoe dish and I had Aji de Gallina, a Posted by cmbirdy48 in Kerala - Tamil Nadu | Oct 17, 2008
  • Inca FortressA day trip around Cusco was arranged where we saw Inca forts and control gates at Kenko. At one point where trails from the Jungle, farmland, Macho Picchu and Cusco converged the Incas collect tolls from travellers and merchants. Posted by cmbirdy48 in Kerala - Tamil Nadu | Oct 23, 2008
  • Fantastic, awesome..........It's all been said before but I will try to do justice to the spectacular site of Machu Picchu. Getting there was also an experience. We caught the Explorer Train from Cusco. Coming out of Cusco we encountered Posted by cmbirdy48 in Kerala - Tamil Nadu | Oct 21, 2008
  • Overnight - Lake Titicaca "Cruise" then to Cusco Our taxi took us to the Eco Inn Hotel at Puno for our overnight stay. Unfortunately there was some confusion over the bookings, and the only point in our holiday we were left there trying to explain our "confirmed Posted by cmbirdy48 in Kerala - Tamil Nadu | Oct 16, 2008
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