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    The world's ugliest dogs

    by krissyM Updated Jun 27, 2007

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    The Peruvians have a breed of dog that is like no other. Hairless, they also have very high body temperatures. Throughout history they have been used for medical purposes - now don't worry none of the dogs were harmed. They used the dogs essentially as hot water bottles. The would put the dogs on aching joints to relieve pain and cramps.

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    ica oasis

    by hanspeter_W. Updated Aug 20, 2009

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    Ica and surrounding areas are the traditional source of Pisco brandy. Ica is home to Museo Regional de Ica, a local museum with many exhibits. On display are pre-Columbian mummies with elongated heads bearing evidence of trepanning. There are also furniture, paintings and artifacts from the Spanish colonial era.

    Ica is an important agricultural region, where grapes, cotton, asparagus, olives and other produce is cultivated. It is known by Peruvians as the land of the sun, and although there are the 4 seasons, the warm dry climate makes it feels like summer year-round. Natives also claim the climate of the city can help in the curing of asthma.

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  • Day 1: Lima, Peru Arrival in...

    by punchin Written Feb 25, 2003

    Day 1: Lima, Peru
    Arrival in Lima is late in the evening; you are met and transferred to your
    hotel, just outside the city in the fashionable suburb of San Isidro.

    Day 2: Lima
    Your morning is at leisure until this afternoon's tour explores colonial and
    modern Lima, including a visit to the fascinating Gold Museum.

    Day 3: Lima Cosec
    Transfer to the airport this morning for a flight to Cusco. Today's city
    tour includes the great fortress of Sacsayhuaman and the sacred Tambomachay
    Baths.

    Day 4: Cusco
    Further afield, you explore the 'Sacred Valley of the Incas' with a stop at
    the massive Ollantaytambo Fortress, a huge complex constructed of
    rose-colored granite.

    Day 5: Cusco Machu Picchu
    An early start as you board the autorailcar bound for Machu Picchu. Your
    late morning arrival gives you time to begin your explorations of this
    mysterious Inca citadel.

    Day 6: Machu Picchu Cusco
    The prospect of a walk through Machu Picchu at sunrise inspires early
    risers. After breakfast continue your own explorations in this 'Lost City,'
    then return via autorailcar to Cusco.

    Day 7: Cusco Lima
    Fly to Lima, where your afternoon is at leisure.

    Versus our private tour itinerary:

    January 24
    Arrive in Lima, meet and transfer to your hotel.
    January 25
    Morning city tour of Lima. Afternoon free.
    January 26
    Early morning transfer to the airport of Lima for your flight to Cusco.
    Arrive in Cusco, assistance at the airport and continue by private
    vehicle/guide to
    Urubamba, visiting Pisac. Lunch included at local restaurant. Afternoon
    visit Ollantaytambo fortress.
    (lunch)
    January 27
    Transfer to Ollanta train station (by Sonesta Posada del Inca hotel). Train
    to Machu Picchu, guided tour. Lunch. Afternoon by helicopter back to Cusco.
    Transfer to your hotel. (lunch)
    January 28
    Morning city tour of Cusco, including the nearby ruins of Sacsayhuaman,
    Kenko, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay. Afternoon at leisure.
    January 29
    Transfer to train station. By train to Puno. Arrive in Puno and transfer to
    your hotel.
    January 30
    Full day excursion on Lake Titicaca, visiting the Uros floating island and
    Taquile island, lunch.(lunch)
    January 31
    Transfer to the airport of Juliaca, for flight to Lima, visiting the
    Sillustani ruins on the way. Arrive in Lima assistance at the airport to
    connect with your intl flight.

    air fare $136.00 per person
    helicopter $100.00 per person
    The best tour company in the worlk: Abercrombie and Kent

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    • Hiking and Walking

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    You must get in a canoe and...

    by barbaragai Written Feb 25, 2003

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    You must get in a canoe and experience the Amazon of Iquitos. Yes, it's a bit of a flight from Lima, but it is worth it.
    You will feel the rush of the water that comes from melted snow in the Andes.

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    • Cycling

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