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Machu Pichu With Friends

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One of the things we most dreaded and most looked forward to was Machu Picchu. We dreaded it because it is has turned into an overpriced tourist black hole. We looked forward to it because, hell, it is Machu Picchu!…
From Paracas, we headed towards Cusco, but it was a long drive that took us several days.  This photo is of the Plaza de Armas in Cusco.

Nazca Lines, Cusco, and Sacsayhuaman

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From Paracas we headed to the sacred valley, an area around Cusco where the majority of the more touristed Incan archaelogical sites are (including Machu Pichu). We expected that this drive would take us several days because there was a…
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4 vídeos que voce tem que ver no VLE!

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- O primeiro vídeo de todos! Como tudo começou…– Chegada Ushuaia, nossa primeira meta cumprida na viagem!– Visita a Machu Picchu no Peru.– Nossa participação no Programa Papo Reto do Woohoo.Related posts:Novo vídeo – “Peru…
Paracas is full of contrasts: the green-blue water, red sand beaches, and the cliffs seen here are typical for the area.

Paracas National Reserve

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Just south of Lima, Peru you will find the Paracas National Reserve.  Paracas is full of striking contrasts: on land it is a harsh desert, with hardly any plant life at all.  However, the ocean is teaming with fish and…
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Lima Food Post

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Since Mexico we have been really missing great food (other than the food I make in the XP kitchen) =). The food in Central America is not bad, it is just boring (rice, beans, chicken, plantains…repeat). In Colombia and Ecuador…
I am sure this, like most other places is much more alluring with sunshine.

Sunny days in Lima, Peru

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While we were in Peru we talked to many other travelers about Lima. Here is just a bit of the advice that we got: “Stay away, it is a total dump!” “Lima is one of the ugliest cities I have…
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Mi Amigo Ultimo

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This is a story about a concussion and a new best friend. Both interesting developments when on the road. I will start with the concussion, because inadvertently it led to Sam’s new best friend. After our first loop around the…
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Peru’s Crodillera Blanca and Laguna 69

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We were visiting Peru at the start of the rainy season which meant that more often than not the mountains were blanketed in clouds and fog. There is nothing more frustrating than looking up at what you know is one…
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On the road in Peru

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After 4 weeks in the greater area of Cusco we hit the road again to Colca Canyon supposed to be the deepest canyon in the world even deeper than the Grand Canyon, depending upon how it`s  measured. The main attractions…

Unterwegs in Peru

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Now that we have held us over 4 weeks in the area around Cusco we make our way to the Colca Canyon, the deepest gorge in the world supposedly so deeper than the Grand Canyon, but probably only depending on…
O Peru é um lugar de belezas naturais incríveis, uma história fantástica e um povo muito simpático, mas o péssimo trânsito e a falta de educação/imprudência dos motoristas faz da experiência de dirigir pelo país quase um pesadelo. Também encontramos um Peru diferente de nossa primeira visita em 2010 e dessa vez pudemos realmente entender que existe um país bom, caro e sofisticado para os gringos; e um outro país pobre para a grande... <a href="http://zanzando.com/2014/12/20/peru-em-numeros/">Ler mais</a><img alt="" border="0" src="http://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=zanzando.com&blog=66365899&post=1435&subd=zanzandodotcom&ref=&feed=1" width="1" height="1"/>

Peru em números

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O Peru é um lugar de belezas naturais incríveis, uma história fantástica e um povo muito simpático, mas o péssimo trânsito e a falta de educação/imprudência dos motoristas faz da experiência de dirigir pelo país quase um pesadelo. Também encontramos…
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Onde ficamos – Peru

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AREQUIPA (27/11/14)Hostal Las Mercedes (http://www.lasmercedeshostal.com). Situado em uma movimentada avenida de Arequipa a cerca de 6 quadras da Plaza de Armas. Tem espaço para camping e motorhomes a um custo bem interessante. Como tínhamos que fazer a manutenção do…
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Duck canyon and Peru’s melting glaciers

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I was not really taken with the northern coast of Peru. The huge grey sand dunes were stunning in the far north at first, but seemed a bit monochromatic and monotonous after hundreds of kilometers of unchanging landscape. It was…
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Túcume e o Vale das Pirâmides

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Saímos hoje (17/12/14) com destino à nossa penúltima cidade peruana, Piúra. No caminho entre Lambayeque e Piúra paramos na cidade de Túcume, que é conhecida como “El Valle de las Pirámides”, para visitar o museu de Túcume e ver algumas…
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Huanchaco e o Museo Tumbas Reales de Sipán

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Depois de deixar a caótica Lima e passar pela não menos tumultuada Barranca, passamos 3 dias descansando em um camping em Huanchaco. Essa cidade ao norte de Trujillo é relativamente tranquila e ainda mantém um clima de cidade pequena, sem…
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Lima e o Norte do Peru

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Ficamos algum tempo sem escrever pois tiramos uns dias para descansar e repor as energias; e junto com o computador, nossas câmeras também ganharam um merecido descanso e praticamente não saíram da mochila, então temos pouco para contar e mostrar. …
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Finding friends in Huanchaco

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Recently, we talked about how much we enjoy those authentic experiences when we meet and really connect with the people who live in the countries we are visiting.  Unfortunately, at the pace we’re traveling at, it’s hard to form a…
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Ten gallon hats in Cajamarca

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Cajamarca is the largest town we visited in Northern Peru. It is located at 8900 feet and is a charming town with lots of Spanish colonial churches and monasteries. And while the town was great, what I really loved was…
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Atobá-de-patas-azuis

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Que surpresa tivemos ao encontrar na costa do Pacífico, relativamente longe das Ilhas Galápagos, o Atobá-de-patas-azuis! São lindos demais, além de nos deixarem chegar muito próximos a eles…  Mas este encontro também nos deixou tristes. Por negligência humana frente…
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Northern Peru Adventures-Part 2

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So you might be wondering why we are so far behind on our blog. I remember when I was reading other overlanders blogs, South America seemed to be where they stopped blogging or got way behind. We are committed to…
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Lago Titicaca, Bolivia

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Lago Titicaca is the largest lake in South America and is said to be the highest navigable lake in the world.  In other words, it’s big.  And it’s the loveliest shade of deep sapphire blue.After crossing into Bolivia, we…

A trip to the Amazonas lowlands

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For the next 8 days we`ve booked an adventure trip into the Amazonas rainforest. We leave our truck in Cusco and fly to Puerto Maldonado which is approximately 500 km away from Cusco. When we left the plane we first…
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Northern Peru- Indiana Jones Adventures

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We chose to cross into Peru via the small border of La Balsa which is in an Amazon basin from which we would climb back into the Andes. The road from Ecuador to the border was an adventure in itself;…

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