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Republic of Peru
Republic of Peru

Floating Villages
Puno is Puno - a little lakeside town by Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world. There's nothing much to do in Puno except wander around, and try a few snacks here and there. The ... more
Posted by SUEP in South America – Puno and Lake Titicaca, Peru – January 7, 2006

Mission Accomplished, Really
Unbelievable terrain.

Unbelievable spiritual path.

In the mist, upon finishing the long trek, an astounding view of Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu (the tall peak behind Machu ... more
Posted by SUEP in South America – Machu Picchu, Peru – January 5, 2006

The Journey
The next morning, after a deep and soundful sleep, I was the first of my group to wake up at dawn. I think it must have been af... more
Posted by SUEP in South America – Inca Trail, Peru – January 4, 2006

Begin A Journey
To our group of six including me, our guide prepped us for the Inca Trail at a hostal we were all staying at in Cusco. He kept on re-emphasizing that this would be a s... more
Posted by SUEP in South America – Inca Trail, Peru – January 3, 2006

If you're ever in Ollantaytambo, I highly recommend visiting the ruins there - even if you're going on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. If you are under 25 years and have a student ID card, y... more
Posted by SUEP in South America – Ollantaytambo, Peru – December 30, 2005

My First Taste of Cuy
The towns just keep on getting more beautiful and more historic, the more Rick and I travel in Peru. Despite the touristiness of the city, Cusco is stunning. (Travelers come to Cusco solely as a jump ... more
Posted by SUEP in South America – Cusco, Peru – December 29, 2005

A Not So Very Peaceful Monastery
Back in Arequipa, Rick and I had a full day to rest before heading off to Cusco. We welcomed the rest. After we were both done resting, as you can only rest so much, decided to go visit the LP South A... more
Posted by SUEP in South America – Arequipa, Peru – December 27, 2005

Unbelievable Sites at Unbelievable Altitudes
Spent Christmas Eve in Arequipa, a beautiful colonial town close to the famed deepest canyon in the world, Colca Canyon. I enjoyed Arequipa even more than Lima. The city has got some of a long ago and... more
Posted by SUEP in South America – Colca Canyon and Surrounds, Peru – December 26, 2005

Poor Man's Galapagos, Pisco Sour, Sandboarding, The Nasca Lines, And Pre-Incan Mummies
From Lima, for several days before Christmas Eve, we traveled through the cities of Pisco, Ica, Huacachina, and Nasca.

In Pisco, we took a boat trip in the morning to Isla Ballestas, otherwise know... more
Posted by SUEP in South America – Pisco And Surroundings, Peru – December 23, 2005

I really enjoyed Lima. Before coming here, I heard all sorts of stories, such as how dangerous it is and that you can't walk anywhere without getting mugged, and that there will be street childre... more
Posted by SUEP in South America – Lima, Peru – December 20, 2005

By The Sea In Mancora
We landed at a Peruvian beach resort town named Mancora as our first stop in Peru. Mancora is a laid-back, cute little seaside town, littered with surfers. The town consist... more
Posted by SUEP in South America – Mancora, Peru – December 18, 2005

Border Crossing From Ecuador Into Peru
Crossing the Ecuadorian-Peruvian border was an interesting experience. Rick and I went with a guide and several other foreigners to do this. After being dropped off at the Ecuadorian-Peruvian border b... more
Posted by SUEP in South America – Ecuador-Peru Border Crossing, Peru – December 14, 2005

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