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Peru

PERU | Sun, 31 Aug 2014 | By coggos | Views [709]

  We were sad to leave Bolivia but excited to visit our last country in South America- Peru.  Our night bus to Cusco allowed us a few hours on Puno to visit the floating villages . These really are extraordinary but you do get the feeling ... Read more >

Tags: arequipe, colca canyon, huacachina, huanchaco, machu picchu, nazca, ollantaytambo, pisac, sacred valley

Photos: Trekking Southern Peru

PERU | Sat, 22 Jun 2013 | By flashfury | Photo Gallery | Scholarship Entry

Prepare: I purchased my first camera in 2008, ahead of my adventure to Europe. Looking back it’s where my love for travel and photography sprouted. In 2009 I added to my collection with a DSLR in time for my trip to Central America. Frame: Shortly ... Read more >
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Tags: adventure, arequipa, colca canyon, cusco, lama, lama, machu picchu, peru, south america, the hidden city

Peru in a nutshell!

PERU | Mon, 27 May 2013 | By a_johnson | Views [1315]

Seeing as I've travelled through the Andean countries quite quickly, I thought it would be better to write one blog for Peru and sum it up in a nutshell but a big enough nutshell so you can all still share my experiences with envy! My journey to Peru ... Read more >

Tags: arequipa, ballestas isla, colca canyon, cusco, huacachina, incas, machu picchu, sacred valley, santa catalina monastery

Peru

PERU | Thu, 15 Dec 2011 | By grainne_marja | Views [591]

   Well,  as I seem to be pretty rubbish at keeping people up to date with what I´m up to and where I am, I thought I might give this whole blog thing a go.  First a bit of a warning; I´ve been gone a while and done a fair bit, so if you are going ... Read more >

Tags: colca canyon, earthquake, machupicchu, peru, sandboarding

Colca Canyon Trekking - Day 3

PERU | Fri, 3 Oct 2008 | By eoghancito | Views [1683]

Alarm at 4.30 this morning, ready for the fional 1200m ascent back to Cabanaconde. We had decided to leave earlier so as to minimise the amount of climbing we would have to do in the sun. It was still dark and prety chilly as we set off, our legs grumbling ... Read more >

Tags: arequipa, colca canyon, dancing, pisco sour, thermal baths, trekking

Colca Canyon Trekking - Day 2

PERU | Thu, 2 Oct 2008 | By eoghancito | Views [1244]

The alarm sounded at 6.15am and dawn was just starting to break as we had our breakfast of pancakes and luke warm coffee. The plan was to leave as early as feasible so we could trek in the shade for as long as possible. 5 hours after we set out at 7am ... Read more >

Tags: colca canyon, oasis, trekking

Valley deep mountain too high in Arequipa

PERU | Sun, 22 Jun 2008 | By katrinamckeever | Views [1160]

Arequipa is a lovely little city, ringed by volcanoes and built out of white sandstone rocks, a nice gentle introduction to tourist heavy southern Peru. We headed there on my insistence as I wanted to trek in the Colca Canyon nearby. And after getting ... Read more >

Tags: arequipa, camping, campsite, colca canyon, latin america., mount mitsi, peru, south america, trek, trekking

 

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