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  1. A long day trekking

    posted by Colm Hanratty | 0 Comments

    A long day trekking

    Oct232009

    I'm feeling quite happy with myself have to say. Today I started hiking at 8am. The views along the way are spectacular. It was tough in places, but nothing too strenuous. Along the way we passed through valleys with breathtaking scenery and more.

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  2. Lovely, lovely hot springs

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    Oct232009

    Do you ever feel tired and not feel like making the effort to do something? This evening I felt like that. Part of the agenda was visiting the hot springs in Santa Teresa but by 8pm and after something to eat I wasn't really in the mood.

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  3. Day 1 of the trek - cycling down mountains

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    Day 1 of the trek - cycling down mountains

    Oct232009

    I am now in a small town called Santa Teresa and have just finished the first part of a 3-day tour. There really isn't a whole lot here other than a few hostels and a couple of restaurants. It's a 'one-horse town' in every sense.

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  4. A productive day in Cusco - podcasts and more

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    A productive day in Cusco - podcasts and more

    Oct222009

    Today was a productive day. I got around all of the Cusco's sights and attractions, recorded a podcast which will be up on the site soon, and shot lots of footage for a video postcard of the city.

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  5. Cusco - definitely a party town

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    Cusco - definitely a party town

    Oct222009

    Make no mistake about it - if you're one who wants to party and you're planning on visiting Peru, visit Cusco. Chances are you will be anyway to go to Machu Picchu, but think about putting by a couple of days just to recovering from the night before.</

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  6. Stop 2 in South America - Cusco

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    Stop 2 in South America - Cusco

    Oct222009

    In comparison to Lima, Cusco is a quiet city. But as it's a popular spot on the backpacker trail and is full of hostels. This is all because it's the base point for the Inca Trail and other treks to Machu Picchu.

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  7. Watch our video - How to save money in Paris

    posted by Colm Hanratty | 1 Comments

    Oct222009

    Our video 'How to save money in Paris' is filled with tips on how to save money when getting tickets for the metro and much more.

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  8. Got a Story to Tell Competition Winner

    posted by Rebecca Keenan | 0 Comments

    Oct222009

    Congratulations to Kim Heeramun from the UK, the winner of our "Got a Story to Tell" competition. Kim won with a great tale about her 2008 trip to Singapore and Malaysia.

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  9. Listen to our latest travel podcast from Lima

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    Listen to our latest travel podcast from Lima

    Oct212009

    Our latest travel podcast, 'Lima - What not to miss', is an interview with Gisella Vasquez from the tourist office in Lima and has information on the Peruvian capital's top sights.

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  10. Watch our new video - How to save money in Amsterdam

    posted by Colm Hanratty | 0 Comments

    Oct212009

    Hostelworld.com's latest video on the site is 'How to save money in Amsterdam' and is packed with tips on how to save money on the city's trams and more.

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