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Old 02-21-2004, 11:50 AM   #1
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Hello!

Just after some advice really. I'm wanting to travel to Peru possibly in the early summer of next year. I've read up loads on the place, but I still can't really get the feel for what to expect. I'm totally new at the travelling thing, and I'll probably try my hand at Europe on me tod before I venture across the atlantic.

So, the point I'm trying to get to is, has anyone been or is going to Peru? Is there any non-travel-guide advice you could give me, or pleces other than the obvious to go and see? Or maybe hostels that I can meet up with people at etc etc

... I'm pretty nervous too, although after reading some of the threads it seems to be a common thing!

Cheers in advance, lots of love

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Old 02-21-2004, 11:58 PM   #2
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Hey Posie, WELCOME TO THE BOARDS!

Check out this link from another topic-

Peru For Tourists

Check out our Hostel search engine for pictures and descriptions on backpacker hostels in Lima. Do another search for a different city in Peru on the search engine.

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Hi Posie! Welcome to the boards! I haven't been to Peru myself, but hopefully someone will turnout soon! It's definitely normal to feel a bit nervous in anticipation for your planned trip! Hey I just wanted to let you know that I just recently read some excellent National Geographic articles on Peru! It looks amazing, especially if you're into archeological sites! Check it out!
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hey posie. i am currently in SA. and have spent time in Peru, and am returning there within a few weeks. dont be too nervous. its not as bad as you hear. just be safe and smart. i had no problems there at all, but i will say that you must be very carful in Lima. that place was built to rob you. are you planning on going anywhere else besides Peru? i suggest Bolivia. it is so laid back. i love it here. anyway i hope that help a bit. if you have any other questions just ask. ill be as helpful as i can.

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Aw cheers guys!

I've wanted to travel for ages, but recent events have just made me want to go NOW! Hehe... I'm mainly interested in the historical sites (a bit predictable), I just want to be able to have those memories, and hopefully meet tons of new like minded people. Jteichgrab, did you find that you met many travellers along the way in Peru?

Thankies for the replies - this board seems so friendly, it has really made me mind up to go for it!

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Jteichgrab, did you find that you met many travellers along the way in Peru?

well unfortunatly not as many as i hoped. not to get you down, but i am 21 and that is pretty young to be in south america. im not sure how old you are but most people are at least 25 and up. and of those poeple most of them are travelling with friends or partners. i think people have a hard time taking me seriously, oh well. another disadvantage is there are so many hostals that thier are only a few people in each hostel, and there are not many dorm rooms. you will most likely get a private room, which is nice in a way but there is nothing like a dorm room to meet people. anyway what im saying is it is still worth it to go.
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If you are still going to Peru, I will be there in July if you would like to meet up. If you already went, what was it like??
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