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Trip: Andes, Incas, and Llamas: Peru

There are [20] stories from my trip: Andes, Incas, and Llamas: Peru

Photos: Huacachina

PERU | Saturday, 19 Jan 2008 | Photo Gallery

Sandboarding on the vast sand dunes of coastal Peru
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Tearin' up the dunes!

PERU | Friday, 18 Jan 2008 | Views [1960]

Huacachina is built on an oasis and it’s surrounded by sand dunes; the kind of landscape you’d find in Egypt or the Empty Quarter in Saudi Arabia. I got a Red Bull and a bottle of water and then searched around for a good restaurant for dinner.... Read more >

Tags: adrenaline, adventures, sand dunes, sunsets

Nazca Lines

PERU | Friday, 18 Jan 2008 | Views [679]

It's those mysterious lines etched in the earth smack dab in the middle of the Nazca desert; they bring images of rituals, the sun, and alien spacecrafts. Today I would fly over these mystical, mysterious drawings so huge you can't see them properly ... Read more >

Photos: Nazca

PERU | Thursday, 17 Jan 2008 | Photo Gallery

The famed Nazca Lines
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Photos: Cañon de Colca

PERU | Tuesday, 15 Jan 2008 | Photo Gallery

Over two miles deep, Cañon de Colca (Colca Canyon) is one of the world's deepest canyons
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Photos: Arequipa

PERU | Sunday, 13 Jan 2008 | Photo Gallery

If Buenos Aires is the Paris of the Americas, then Arequipa is definitely the Florence!
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Peru gets the "Titi"

PERU | Friday, 11 Jan 2008 | Views [1288]

There aren't many lakes in the world that have two foul words in their name. But the world's highest navigable lake does: Lake Titicaca. The border of Peru and Bolivia slices straight down the centre of the lake, therefore Peru gets the "Titi"... Read more >

Gallery: Lake Titicaca

PERU | Friday, 11 Jan 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Machu Picchu

PERU | Tuesday, 8 Jan 2008 | Views [823]

             Today was the most exciting day of my time in Peru. I visited Machu Picchu! I woke up at 4:00 AM, packed up, and went down to the restaurant for breakfast. I had pancakes, but there was no syrup. It reminds me of cereal with no milk ... Read more >

Tags: monuments

Gallery: Machu Picchu

PERU | Tuesday, 8 Jan 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: Inca Trail

PERU | Saturday, 5 Jan 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Footsteps of the Incas

PERU | Saturday, 5 Jan 2008 | Views [747]

             I woke up not feeling well this morning on my 6 th day in Peru and the beginning of my big trek of the Inca Trail. I only slept two hours last night because of the ruckus next door. At 5:00, I ate breakfast but there was nothing really ... Read more >

Tags: adventures, ruins, trekking


PERU | Friday, 4 Jan 2008 | Views [1935]

Last night I finally got a good amount of sleep! Well rested I wanted to visit some interesting sites today. Asking around, I found out about Saqsaywaman; it sounds like "sexy woman" to the untrained ear. When I set out I inquired about a ... Read more >

Gallery: Cuzco

PERU | Thursday, 3 Jan 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Photos: Valle de Ayacucho

PERU | Wednesday, 2 Jan 2008 | Photo Gallery

The long 35-hour journey by bus from Huancayo to Cuzco, via Ayacucho, Adahuaylas, and Abancay. Valle de Ayacucho is home to the last remnants of Sedero Luminoso (Shining Path) and was part of Che Guevara's legendary motorcycle journey
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34 hours across the Andes

PERU | Wednesday, 2 Jan 2008 | Views [1230]

Today was the beginning of an extraordinary bus journey from Huancayo to Cuzco: 34 hours in total with most of it along the sides of mountains! At 7:30, the bus ride was underway. With the exception of me, Andres, and the couple from France, it was ... Read more >

Photos: Huancayo

PERU | Tuesday, 1 Jan 2008 | Photo Gallery

Huancayo and the journey across the top of the Andes to Cuzco
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10,700 feet straight up

PERU | Monday, 31 Dec 2007 | Views [590]

Today was my first full day in the Land of the Incas, and I’d love to share it all with you. I woke up at like 2:00 and couldn’t fall back asleep. I tried to send my girlfriend Teressa (Teri) a love message, but my phone is all but useless ... Read more >

A night in Lima

PERU | Sunday, 30 Dec 2007 | Views [638]

I can't believe I've been to four continents and I'm only 23. Three more to go! I've also now been to 10 countries! As I was flying into Lima earlier it looked like a dusty city filled with unfinished buildings, or a sort of "mausoleum of modernity"... Read more >

Tags: catacombs, cities

Photos: Lima

PERU | Sunday, 30 Dec 2007 | Photo Gallery

Lima is Peru's capital and largest city. There is quite a bit to see and do and is quite good for a Latin American capital city
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