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The cathedral on Arequipa's Plaza de Armas

Colorful Photos from Arequipa

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The cathedral on Arequipa’s Plaza de ArmasWe found a dinosaur themed park in town. Quinn was scared to go through the giant triceratops tunnel.We met up with Michelle, Matt and their kids Emelia and Matthew for some fun…
This is part of one of the figures near the Pan-Am highway.

The Nazca Lines and our First Week in Arequipa

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Our next stop on our way south was the Nazca Lines. Officially known as geoglyphs, they’re a series of geometric patterns carved in the desert about 1500 years ago. The amazing thing is that despite being basically trenches (and only…
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Break-ins and Flat Tires, Oh My!

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We ended out having a great time in Lima, and were kind of wishing we’d scheduled a month there instead of Arequipa. But we had a house rented through Airbnb and only a week to get there, so we headed…
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Mudslides and Making Chocolate in Lima

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After re-packing the van Friday morning and having the amazing chicken pesto sandwiches for lunch at Cafe Andino one last time, we said goodbye to our hosts and hit the road. We continued up the Santa river valley aiming for…
This is the city of Huaraz seen from the mountains East of town.

Day-trips from Huaraz, Peru

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When we first move into an apartment a month always seems like such a long time. Well, here we are more than halfway through our stay here. We’ll be moving out and moving on to Arequipa a week from Friday!…
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Sete cidades para se visitar no Peru!

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#1 – Arequipa no sul foi a nossa maior surpresa no país!  #2 – Cusco é parada obrigatória no caminho de Machu Picchu, uma cidade cheia de historia! #3 – Lima, capital do país, é uma cidade grande, com diversas…
We spotted a Ford with a 'fro on the way up to the Cordillera.

Settling into Huaraz

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Overdue for a period of work, we left the Llanganuco Mountain Lodge and headed for the town of Huaraz where we intended to stay for a month to work. We arrived on a Thursday and spent the next few days…
Kuélap was first built in the 6th century AD and was occupied until the early colonial period. The circular structures are houses which originally had thatched roofs, like the reconstructed one you can see on the left side of this picture.

When your horn is your best friend

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After exploring the muddy caves near Lamúd, we headed for what is billed as Peru’s second most important archeological site after Machu Picchu. Kuélap is a large hilltop city, similar to its far more famous cousin farther south. There are…
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Duck Canyon – a video blog

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  The last blog post focussed on a primarily negative subject, that it’s hard work travelling. So as a counterpoint here’s a post focussing on the wonderful landscapes here in Peru. On Friday 20th February after recommends from two other…
<p>All of these spots have been added to iOverlander.com. Gran Hotel San Ignacio Date Visited: 09/27/2014 Location: -5.14823, -79.00259 (Altitude: 4019 feet) The Gran Hotel San Ignacio allowed us to camp in their secure parking lot for 10S/night. Had access to clean bathrooms and fast internet. A bit noisy (we were here on a Friday […]</p>
<p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://songoftheroad.com/2015/02/camp-site-list-peru/">Camp Site List: Peru</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://songoftheroad.com/">Song of the Road</a>.</p>

Camp Site List: Peru

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All of these spots have been added to iOverlander.com. Gran Hotel San Ignacio Date Visited: 09/27/2014Location: -5.14823, -79.00259 (Altitude: 4019 feet)The Gran Hotel San Ignacio allowed us to camp in their secure parking lot for 10S/night. Had access…
The drive through the highlands was beautiful. It started out paved, but soon we hit road construction. Drive defensively!

Adventures in Peruvian Mud

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Ecuador has been working on paving the mountain route from Vilcabamba to the Peruvian border at Las Balsas for some time, and according to the last report we received only the last 25km remain unpaved. From what we’ve heard, if…

Budget: Peru

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The big spires of red rock reminded me of formations we

Lake Titicacca

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I was pretty excited to get to Lake Titicacca. I remember being in 5th grade and learning a little about this lake (I’m not sure why we were learning about it), but the thing that really stuck in my head…
So. Many. People.

Blame It On The Gringos

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So here is the thing, I am a tourist, but I hate being around other tourists. It is a syndrome many overlanders get I think. With the ability to do our own thing, and for the most part becoming a…
This picture is on every postcard and travel magazine for a reason. It is spectacular!

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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