Backpacking around Peru

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Ingþór Birkir Árnason

Backpacking around Peru

When I went traveling around Peru in 2014 with my friends we found a few places that were pretty amazing! This country has many things to offer and there is still a lot of things I have to do there. Here are few of the things that are most memorable from my trip!

Places

These are some of the places that we went to see. I recommend seeing all of them, there is definitely more places that I want to check out in Peru!

Image - Machu Picchu
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Machu Picchu
Ingþór:One of the must places to go in Peru!
Image - Cusco
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Cusco
Ingþór:Once the capital of the Inca Empire, Cusco is like nothing I have seen. This old city is the stop for when going to Macchu Picchu.
Image - Huacachina
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Huacachina
Ingþór:Really unreal to see this lake in the middle of the sand dunes!
Image - Lima
Place
Lima
Ingþór:The capital of Peru and the most western culture city.
Image - Puno
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Puno
Ingþór:The city we went to when going to Lake Titicaca. Highly recommend checking out the Uros people.
Image - Gold Museum
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Gold Museum
Ingþór:One of the few museums we went to
Image - Titicaca Travel Peru
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Titicaca Travel Peru
Ingþór:We did a tour that included Isla del Sol and staying with locals one night. We were there when a local dance/party was, great experience!
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Wildlife

All around in Peru you can see Llama´s and wild animals, especially if you do the trek around some mountains you will witness a lot of animals.

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Top 10 Wildlife of Peru
Ingþór:You can see Llama´s everywhere around Machu Picchu when you get up!
Image - Difference Between Llama and Alpaca?
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Difference Between Llama and Alpaca?
Ingþór:Recommend trying on the Llama wool sweaters where you can find in most markets. The meat from the Llamas was also suprising.
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Food

The food in Peru is pretty good, the best thing I can say is don´t be afraid to try new things!

Image - 17 Typical Foods in Peru You MUST Try
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17 Typical Foods in Peru You MUST Try
Ingþór:The Lomo Saltado is the go to food in Peru!
Image - 10 Must-Eat Dishes to Seek Out while in Peru
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10 Must-Eat Dishes to Seek Out while in Peru