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Riding the buses through Peru

Riding the buses through Peru

On a three month journey, Alison Payne continued to travel solo through Peru until she finally met up with her boyfriend. The bus trip from Quito to Huaquillas, Ecuador’s main border town with Peru, was my first overnight trip. A guy sitting near me said the border crossing is dangerous for there is a no-man’s land where even locals get taken by crooked taxi drivers.  He (Alberto) became my new friend and navigated us through … Read entire article »

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Getting from place to place

Getting from place to place

You can spend a lot of time worrying about how you’ll get from one point to another on your itinerary but as long as you’re on a route that many foreigners follow there will invariably be a local infrastructure to take you wherever you need to go. In Guatemala, for instance, you can avoid the “chicken” buses and travel around by shuttle van with people from around the world and chat with them about what to … Read entire article »

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Peru photo gallery

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Peru itinerary

Peru itinerary

Peru is a developing country in South America where Spanish and Quechua are the official languages. It is also the home of the Pervian Andes with many peaks over 6,000 meters. It is known as the Land of the Incas. It is also known for its potatoes—over 300 varieties have been developed around Cusco alone. While terrorist activity has declined significantly in Peru, crime is an ongoing concern. The transportation system along this beaten path … Read entire article »

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Worried about travel warnings?

Worried about travel warnings?

If you listen to all the chatter about what could possibly happen when you travel to foreign destinations then you’ll never leave home. Travel books devote pages to health and safety issues. U.S. government travel advisories are particularly discouraging. You really need to put these warnings into perspective. There are travel snobs who see themselves as intrepid and don’t want ‘just anyone’ to follow in their footsteps. A co-worker of mine kept saying I was a … Read entire article »

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