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Gallery: Puno / Lake Titikaka

Tuesday, 4 Aug 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: to Puno

Monday, 3 Aug 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Puno, Peru

Monday, 3 Aug 2009 | Views [944] | Comments [1]

Costs pp: bus Urubamba to Pisac 2s, bus to Cuzco 2s or collectivo car 5s, bus to Puno 15s. Rooms ave 20s matrimonial no baño, 30s with baño.  Collectivo boat to Uros 10s with island entry 5s. Unsure where to go next we decided on Pisac which has ... Read more >

Photos: to Urubamba

Sunday, 2 Aug 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Urubamba, Peru

Sunday, 2 Aug 2009 | Views [899]

Costs pp: collectivo to Santa Maria 8s, Tanker to Ollantaytambo, collectivo van to Urubamba 1.2s. Single room (2ppl) at Hostal Urubamba 15s. We didn't think we would have a problem with the return journey but after taking a collectivo to Santa ... Read more >

Photos: to & at Santa Teresa

Saturday, 1 Aug 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Santa Theresa, Peru

Saturday, 1 Aug 2009 | Views [1825]

Costs pp: Train to Hidroelectrica 24s, collectivo van to Santa Theresa 3s We slept for 14 hours! Packed and down to the train only to find that todays train is full. Why they allow people to stand in the aisles in the buses and not in the trains ... Read more >

Gallery: Machu Picchu

Friday, 31 Jul 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Machu Picchu - TICK THE BOX !!!

Friday, 31 Jul 2009 | Views [3599]

Costs: bus Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu US$7 / 21s. Entry to Machu Picchu US$40 / 124s. Buy these tickets as soon as you arrive in AC at or near the plaza. This is the place that helped in our deciding where to travel, Kent has especially been looking ... Read more >

Gallery: to Aguas Calientes

Thursday, 30 Jul 2009 | Photo Gallery

Alternate route to Machu Picchu
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Alternative route to Machu Picchu, Peru

Thursday, 30 Jul 2009 | Views [2059] | Comments [1]

Costs per person: Cuzco to Santa Maria by bus 15s, Santa Maria to Hidroelectrica by collectivo taxi 12s, Hidroelectrica to Aguas Calientes by train 24s. Total = 51s. We were up at 6am to get to the Santiago bus terminal for the 7am bus. This is ... Read more >

Photos: Cuzco

Tuesday, 28 Jul 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Cuzco, Peru

Tuesday, 28 Jul 2009 | Views [1514]

Mostly buses run bang on or close to time but not the bus to Cuzco. It had come from Lima and the only passengers to pick up in Nazca were us and two Irish guys we made friends with as we waited patiently for it to arrive. Finally it came at 5.30pm ... Read more >

Gallery: to Cuzco

Monday, 27 Jul 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: Nazca

Sunday, 26 Jul 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Nazca, Peru

Sunday, 26 Jul 2009 | Views [833]

Why is it that taxi/tuktuk drivers always suppose you are going to want to take the most expensive route to the next destination? We blame the americans... After assuring our tuktuk driver we didn't want to go by collectivo he dropped us at the most ... Read more >

Gallery: Huacachina - Oasis

Friday, 24 Jul 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Huacachina, Peru - tiny oasis

Friday, 24 Jul 2009 | Views [3823]

We got an earlyish bus to Ica and after reading the LP guide decided to head out to a nearby oasis called Huacachina. On arrival we went looking for a room and found everywhere was pretty expensive as Peru is about to have a few days of festivals and ... Read more >

Gallery: to Pisco

Thursday, 23 Jul 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Road to and at Pisco, Peru

Thursday, 23 Jul 2009 | Views [1359]

We asked the day before at the tourist office about travelling to Pisco on the coast by bus. They assured us there was only one bus and it left at 4am. Ok. So, up at 3am and taxi to the bus office and lo and behold there are 4 other buses and a van ... Read more >

Gallery: Huancavelica

Wednesday, 22 Jul 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: to Huancavelica

Tuesday, 21 Jul 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Huancavelica, Peru

Tuesday, 21 Jul 2009 | Views [1124] | Comments [1]

Our trip from Huancayo to here was supposed to take five hours, but the road is new and we made good time, arriving at 3pm (four hours). The scenery on the way was magnificent, similar to the road from La Union to Huanuco. Over huge hills and through ... Read more >

Gallery: Huancayo

Monday, 20 Jul 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Huancayo, Peru

Monday, 20 Jul 2009 | Views [922] | Comments [1]

We spent so much time on the internet in La Merced that we ended up leaving on a 4pm bus to Huancayo. It was supposed to take 4 hours but we arrived there after 9pm and then by the time we got organised later again. We took a taxi to town as it was ... Read more >

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