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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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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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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…
How can you not love a road like this!

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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