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May 5, 2007 - Peru - Pisco

Not wanting to spend any more time in the big city of Lima, we headed down to Pisco on an early bus with the the familiar sights of acres of desert and coastline dotted with an unusual amount of fish and chicken farms along the way. As time went on we managed to somehow miss our stop. With a lot of very fast Spanish and pointing in all different directions from our bus conductor he pulled the bus over and told us to get out and wait for a bus in the opposite direction. Expecting to be left on the side of the road luckily we managed to get...

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Apr 13, 2007 - PERU - Pisco & Huacachina

I decided to leave Huaraz a bit earlier than i'd wanted to due to the awful weather...it didn't stop raining for days and didn't look like it was going to, so unable to do anymore trekking or trips Robert and i decided to head back to Lima...a shame as i really like Huaraz, but was boring just hanging around and maybe i'll go back one day..in the summer! So from Lima, i (alone again - but is never for long!)headed south to Pisco, (hometown of the national drink Pisco sour.) Not the nicest of towns, but the main reason people go is to visit...

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Travelling Amy

Mar 4, 2007 - Pisco

This morning, Sandra and I found a bank machine and she tried to get some money, but had no luck. We then had the "continental breakfast" that I was surprised to find consisted of dry white buns with butter and jam and some kind of espresso/hot milk coffee concoction. Sandra was aware of this having been at the hotel for a previous breakfast. So, we stocked up on supplies at a nearby supermakret. Around noon I guess, we met up with our group on a bus ride from Lima to Pisco. It was a four hour drive.As we drove along the coast south of...

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Twenty-Six Days

Mar 3, 2007 - Huacachina and the last day of our trip

We flew into Lima after Colca Canyon, spent the night and then caught a 5 hour bus ride the next morning for the desert. We stayed the night last night in the tiny oasis town of Huacachina and went on a few winery and Pisco tours with two Irish girls. It was a bit of a shock to see their primitive wine making practices after touring some of our great wineries back home. This town is plunked in the middle of the desert and is centred around a small green colored lagoon. This morning we went on a wild dune buggy ride through the desert and...

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Feb 1, 2007 - Pisco and Paracas National Reserve, Peru

Although we had previously been to an island off the coast of Chile which was teeming with bird life we decided to pay a visit to an area of Peru which was famous for much the same wildlife. We weren't expecting to be overwhelmed by the experience but boy were we wrong! As we left the harbour at the small town of Paracas we were encircled by a pod of bottlenose dolphins who frolicked in the water and came right up next to the boat. We then stopped to take in the view of a giant etching in rock known as the 'candelabra' but none of this...

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Oct 5, 2006 - Pisco

We made it out of Lima unscathed. We took a cab early this morning from the tourist part of Lima to some scuzzy area to catch a bus to Pisco. We managed to convice the driver that we could bring our bags on the bus and not store them below, as we were warned that sometimes things go missing. The ride was about 3 hours and cost $17 soles each...so about $8 - 9 Canadian dollars. We didn't exactly arrive right in Pisco...they sort of drop you off at the turn off outside of the city...so another cab to find our hostel. We have booked a trip to...

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FATH WORLD TOUR!

Aug 30, 2006 - Pisco/ Ballestas islas

Well, unfortunately, I don't have alot to say about Pisco itself. As stated in the previous update, we didn't leave the hotel that much and were only there for one night...However, we did go out for dinner to yet another crappy pizza joint. Apparently, it is easier for restaurants to go out and buy things like wine and beer as needed instead of having a stock handy. When we ordered wine they went out to buy it, which took forever, and the wine they bought was skunked so bad we could barely drink it, which was perhaps the funniest part of...

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Jun 4, 2006 - Pisco, Peru

Finally left Lima, having spent more time there than we had planned. The bus trip was fine, we watched 'Catch me if you can', no violence, was a bit dissappointed, have gotten used to the blood and violence! The journey took three hours and dropped us in the centre of Pisco, a small town south of Lima. This is a short stop to visit the Islands of Ballastos and the Paracas National Reserve. We booked into a hostel across the road from the bus station and booked a tour for the next day. We ate some nasty cheap food in a local restaurant...

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Linda and Donal 2006

May 17, 2006 - Pisco

We left Nazca yesterday and headed north to Pisco. Along the way, we stopped in Huacachina, a desert town that is surrounding by massive sand dunes. We stopped for a few hours and enjoyed a somewhat terrifying dunebuggy ride over the dunes at speeds that made it feel as though you were on a rollarcoaster. It was good fun, although I managed to lose my sunglasses and water bottle in the chaos of it all. We got a chance to try sandboarding, which I have to admit that I was fairly pathetic at, but it was fun to try. Afterwards, we dusted off...

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May 11, 2006 - Pisco

After a bit more relaxing by the pool in the morning i got in a taxi to Ica then took a bus north to Pisco (where Pisco sour comes from). Got there after about an hour and found a really overpriced hotel to stay in, but it had a tv which i hadn't seen for ages so i didn't mind! Took a walk around town, the locals here don't seem to like Gringo's much! Had dinner at a place called Dr Ronalds! Oh and found out i left my nice sunglasses on the bus... rubbish!

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May 3, 2006 - Pisco and the 'Backpackers Galapagos'...

Being the cheap backpackers that we are, who can not afford the luxury of venturing to the Galapagos Islands, we opted for the next best option...The Ballastes Islands off Paracas (aka The Backpackers Gallopogas)just near the town of Pisco. We arrived in Pisco with hesitation, as we heard from fellow travellers that is was a 'dodgy' place, but we found it just another typical Peruvian town, although it was more aimed at holidaying Peruvians, especially from Lima. The first part of our tour involved a boat trip out to the Ballestas Islands...

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Apr 5, 2006 - Pisco, Reserva Nacional de Paracas

Ahhhh Pisco, Pisco is a small community smack dab in the deserts of Peru. Where to begin. First off, I just want to say that the hostel we stayed at totally kicked ass. Had a pool, very clean, the staff were awesome... as well as moy bonita :D For those of you coming to Peru I would highly suggest this side trip as a one or two day stop. The town itself does not have much to offer but the San Isidro Hostel and the National Park are awesome. Hello Rudy if your reading this ;) The park was full of amazing vistas and wildlife. Not to mention...

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