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Peru had a rich cultural life thousands of years before Pizarro turned up in funny clothing. Wander around colonial cities that echo the legacy of Spanish conquistadors, explore the ancient Inca capital of Cuzco, visit the lost city of Machu Picchu and ponder the enigma of the Nazca Lines. Peru also boasts some of the most spectacular scenery in South America. The beautiful Peruvian Andes issue a siren's call to top-class trekkers. These mountains are also home to squillions of indigenous highlanders, who still speak the ancient tongue of Quechua and live a traditional way of life.

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A fond farewell to two of the local characters.
She's even shorter than you Mum!!!!: by kabrjb, Views[22]
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Some of these rocks are huge and all were moved by hand.: by kabrjb, Views[22]
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And we think we are advanced.  We have trouble building buildings to last how long .......  This does have a new roof and a small amount of repairs to the walls.: by kabrjb, Views[23]
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Journey of the heart

Sat, 12 Apr 2014 | By zaccrookes | Views [40] | Scholarship Entry

I had arrived I had left a sweltering Brisbane evening behind me less than forty-eight hours ago to arrive at what felt like the top of the world; high in Andes of Peru. The Second thing you realize as you swerve through the cobble stone streets of Cusco, ... Read more >

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Photos: Aques Calientes and Machu Pichu

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 | By kabrjb | Photo Gallery

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Last days in Cusco and Machu Pichu

Sun, 6 Apr 2014 | By kabrjb | Views [14] | Comments [1]

Well, after 4 weeks of really stressful study we have passed our TEFL course with flying colours.  Looking back it's quite funny to think how stressed we were having to teach a 20 minute class - a walk in the park compared to the 2 hour lessons ... Read more >

Peru and Bolivia, mountains and the death road!!!

Thu, 20 Mar 2014 | By debo | Views [80]

Peru and Bolivia (the business trip!)   Hola to all!! I am writing to update you about my recent moments in the above countries. Last update I had spent a very lovely month in buenos aires learning Spanish and I turfed myself out of a cosy ... Read more >

Passport & Plate - Peruvian Ceviche – Mancora Style

Fri, 14 Mar 2014 | By gypsylife | Photo Gallery | Scholarship Entry

Ingredients 1 raw white bass fillet sliced in mouth size chunks – 200 - 300grams 10 juicy green limes 1 small sliced red chilli (optional but highly recommended) 1 small sliced red onion Salt & Pepper to season To accompany; 1 small sweet potato / ... Read more >
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Passport & Plate - Lomo Saltado

Fri, 14 Mar 2014 | By theblacktusk | Photo Gallery | Scholarship Entry

Ingredients 180 grams of beef sirloin, cut into strips 1/2 medium sized tomato, cut into wedges 1/2 red onion, cut into wedges 2 white potatoes, to be fried 1/2 yellow aji pepper 3 sprigs of coriander, washed and chopped 1/4 cup of soy sauce 1/2 cup ... Read more >
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Passport & Plate - Chicharrones, it's what's for breakfast!

Fri, 14 Mar 2014 | By millyeatsalot | Photo Gallery | Scholarship Entry

Ingredients All the women in my family, from my great grandmothers to my mom, have always believed the best method of cooking comes from "tanteando" or eyeing the measurements throughout each step of any recipe. This makes my list of ingredients a bit ... Read more >
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Photos: Passport & Plate - Heart of the sea - Peruvian Ceviche of fish

Thu, 13 Mar 2014 | By sense-explorer | Photo Gallery | Scholarship Entry

Ingredients Peruvian Ceviche of fish: 1,5 pounds of very fresh fish fillet, f.e. gilthead, halibut, sea bass, 1 red onion cutted in very fine stripes, 1 cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice (ca. 15-20 fresh lemons), 1-2 chilli cutted in the middle without ... Read more >
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Passport & Plate - Quinoa Risotto with Mushroom Yellow Pepper Sauce

Thu, 13 Mar 2014 | By leomasperu | Photo Gallery | Scholarship Entry

Ingredients 1st part – Quinoa Base ½ cup of organic quinoa ½ White thinly diced onion 2 teaspoons of red panca pepper (paprika) Salt Pepper 2nd part – Mushroom Yellow Pepper Creamy Sauce 2 Peruvian yellow peppers thinly diced ¼ white onion thinly ... Read more >
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Catchup - Arrival in Cusco

Sat, 1 Mar 2014 | By kabrjb | Views [80]

I hope this finds you all well and happy.  And no, I haven't been slack in doing updates but didn't save last week's news - and it was a great creation too!!!!!!! Most important, yes, we did survive the 22+ hour bus trip from Lima to Cusco.  ... Read more >

Arrived safely in Cuzsco

Sun, 16 Feb 2014 | By kabrjb | Views [97]

Just a quick note to let you worriers, you will know who you are!!!, that after 22hr bus trip we are in Cuzsco.  Will add more tomorrow as we are pooped and everything they say about altitude sickness is true.  Went for a short walk and we ... Read more >

Mira Flores

Wed, 12 Feb 2014 | By kabrjb | Views [130]

Hola, hope this update finds you all well and happy.  We are staying in a great hostel in Mira Flores which is one of the wealthiest suburbs of Lima.  This is so very clean and not what I was expecting.  There are no strange smells and ... Read more >


Mon, 10 Feb 2014 | By kabrjb | Views [133] | Comments [3]

Sunday:  We have finally arrived in South America.  After 30 hours on the road we have arrived in Lima.  We are definitely going to have to brush up on our Spanish and start thinking in a different language.  But my curvaceous body ... Read more >

Photos: Passport & Plate - Papa's Rellenas

Tue, 4 Feb 2014 | By karyns | Photo Gallery | Scholarship Entry

Ingredients Dough 2 Cups Mashed potatoes ½ Cup Cream 1 Egg (gently mixed) 2½ Cups Flour (more needed during assembly to prevent dough sticking to hands) 1 tsp Salt Mix above ingredients until dough is a workable consistency and feels similar ... Read more >
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Bolivia mit Edward

Tue, 14 Jan 2014 | By farfalla | Views [36]

Als ich mit dem Kreuzfahrtschiff ankomme erhalte ich nur 30Tage Aufenthalt in Perù, Kathi wird aber Anfangs Februar kommen. Also muss ich wiedereinmal ausreisen. Edward kommt mit mir. Wir entschliessen uns nach Bolivien zu reisen. Fuer Edward, ... Read more >

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