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Cusco and Machu Picchu

  1. Party time at LOKI Backpacker Hostel in Cusco

    posted by Colm Hanratty | 1 Comments

    Party time at LOKI Backpacker Hostel in Cusco

    Oct312009

    Last night was pretty hectic. Dror, one of the owners of LOKI Hostels, was in town for the opening. We had a couple of drinks first of all in Paddy Flaherty's before going to the party.

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  2. Machu Picchu - Hostelworld.com's Q & A

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    Machu Picchu - Hostelworld.com's Q & A

    Oct262009

    You may have heard many things about Machu Picchu - you need to book the Inca Trail 4 months in advance; you need to be there at 3am to get your ticket to Hyuana Picchu; Aguas Calientes is a horrible place; it isn't as amazing as people say...read on for our lowdown on the famous Peruvian landmark.

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  3. The wait is over...Machu Picchu

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    The wait is over...Machu Picchu

    Oct232009

    This morning I got up at 3.30am. That's so early it's essentially yesterday. The reason for this obscenely early arise was to ensure we got tickets for Hyuana Pichu. Only 400 tickets are issued for it every day - 200 for the 7am climb and another 200 f

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  4. The night before Machu Picchu

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    Oct232009

    I'm quite excited I have to say. Tomorrow I will be visiting Machu Picchu. I haven't felt like this since going to the Great Wall of China. It's one of those sights that you have seen countless times before, so seeing it for the first time is going to

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  5. A long day trekking

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    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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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