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Jun 11, 2004 - Day 1 Lima

Buenos Diaz, Arived in Lima very early Saturday morning (1am at the hotel) and went straight to bed. Woke at 7am, had breakfast and waited for the rest of the tour group. We have 19 people on tour 4 other Kiwis (a family group) two Austrailians and the rest are English and Scottish plus our tour guide who is also English and the Driver (Jacko) who is Aussie. Spent the day in Lima wandering around and getting to grips with the local culture. In the afternoon the tour did a guided walking tour to the Main Cathedral where we went down to the...

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Jun 11, 2004 - Day 2 Paracas

Today we travelled to Paracs and our first night of camping. On the way stopped at the paracs museum and walked out to see the Flamingos. The camp sight is right on the beach in a sheltered bay. We pitched our tents got dinner cooking, lit a fire and basically partied till about 10pm.

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Jun 5, 2004 - Cusco to Lima - By plane at last!!!

Cusco is a wicked little place in Peru. It's basically the base for Machu Piccu, the famed 'Inca Trail' and where most of the treks start from. We weren't staying that long though, as this place was just a stopover for a few days on our way to Venezula to meet our friends KT and Scott who were coming over on holiday to see us. Saying that, we had our fair share of drinking and partying in our short time there, as well as having a good look around the town, which is set at 3600m above sea level. We spent 3 days and 2 nights having fun, and...

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May 19, 2004 - Lima, capital of Peru

Lima is a not a great place to arrive in the early morning after you have been queuing up at immigration for an hour. As luck would have it, or rather no luck at all as we had pre-arranged it, we got picked up at the airport by our hotel. After a welcome pisco sour it was off to bed and then another taxi back to the airport in the morning to fly to Cusco. We are sure there are some nice bits to see in Lima, but we couldn't see them.

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Apr 2, 2004 - Have you ever galloped on a horse?

My trip to Salta was unreal! I will not do much to describe it now because it is three in the morning, and I still have not found an internet cafe that is friendly with my camera. Words can not do justice to the beauty I have experienced in the last week. Pictures can not either, but man I need my pictures. Have you ever galloped on a horse? I mean have you really? With no tour guide to say what you can or can not do. With no rules or regulations, or boundries. Just you, your friends or family, the open country, and a horse as your vehicle....

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FINDING MY WAY

Oct 7, 2003 - First stop - Lima, Peru.

I arrived in Lima (Peru) on the 6th Oct at about 10pm local time, so there was time to pop down to the local shop for a few bare essentials. The local shop seems to double up as the pub, locals getting merry on their favourite beer "Cristal". Their generosity was clear from the start as they were offering every "Gringo" (Westerner) a beer. The following day (7th) we headed off into Lima center to explore the sights. The "Plaza de Armas" is the centerpoint of every Peruvian town is very modern, clean, and surrounded by armed police. There...

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Aug 2, 2003 - Lima, Peru (text)

25 JUL -- 31 JUL Stupid Americans . . . Helen and I crossed the equator and arrived in Lima, Peru, late in the evening of July 25th. We had arranged to stay in a suburb of Lima - Miraflores - and the hotel (Hostal El Patio) sent a driver to collect us at the airport. Tired and groggy, we were relieved to circumvent the sea of taxi drivers aggressively hawking their services. Our 30-minute journey was uneventful if you disregard the harrowing drive through the cold, wet, casino-laced outskirts of Lima - we would soon discover that this...

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Apr 25, 2003 - On to Cusco

Cusco, Peru 26APR03, 10:07am Our wake up call was at 4:00am, so we could be downstairs by 4:15am to meet the gentleman who would be taking us back to the airport. We did get up at 4am, but were a little late getting downstairs. Our driver was waiting. Into the car and back to the airport. At the airport, we met our guide who would walk us through the mess they call the Lima airport. Our guide took us and our baggage to the head of every line and got us through all the red tape with out even blinking. When he handed us our tickets and...

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Jan 2, 2001 - Perú; Bicentenario

Como hemos dicho, no hay cuentos de los 5 viajes aquí. Se me ha ocurrido no obstante (2010) colocar en cada espacio generado o vacío algunas notas o artículos propios relacionados con Latinoamérica; un magnífico comienzo es un comentario reciente titulado "Año Bicentenario de Libertad; Hatuey, Biohó y Katari" que publiqué por otros dos medios en la tarde de hoy 17 de septiembre de Bicentenario. ¡Que viva la Libertad latinoamericana! Durante todo este año, bicentenario, hemos celebrado la mayor cantidad de gritos primeros de libertad e...

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Jul 28, 1989 - Iguassu to Lima

FRIDAY 28th JULY I took the leter to Jolly at nine o'clock, and he gave me some of his business cards to hand to any of my friends who "happened to be passing through Iguassu. His name is Aristides, so I shall continue to think of him as Jolly. His tour was not going to Itaipu Dam, so he offered to pick me up at eleven o'clock to go to the airport. I spent the time looking at the shops in Iguassu, and bought three pairs of leather sandals, as if I don't have enough to carry! At the airport I asked Jolly how much I owed him for the two days'...

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South America 1989

Jul 15, 1989 - Lima

SATURDAY 15th JULY The hotel was lovely and after a good breakfast we took a bus to Miraflores, which is supposed to be the nicest part of Lima to visit. There was little of interest, just a clean modern town centre with regular shops. First we walked to the coast to look at the Pacific. The beaches were not very nice, just miles of brown dirty looking sand, but the surf was good. To get back to town we decided to take a steep path up a sheer rock face, as it was considerably shorter than the road, but the thought of more climbing was...

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South America 1989

Jul 1, 1989 - First day in South America

SATURDAY 1ST JULY 1989 We touched down in Lima just before midnight last night, and after passing through customs and immigration, I made my way into the main terminal. I was met by utter confusion. It seemed as if the whole of Lima was there to meet this flight. Taxi drivers jostled to offer their services and were reluctant to take no for an answer. Eventually clear of the crowd and confusion, I decided that the first thing I had to do was acquire some currency. I found a cambio and changed a fifty dollar travellers cheque, receiving a...

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South America 1989

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