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    Beware of carnivals

    by KathyGh Written Sep 14, 2010

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    Carnivals or large gatherings are a mecca for pickpockets. Actually saw a woman pickpocket in action at a carnival.

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    Touts ca pour aller se reposer dans un oasis

    by Aurelien5480 Written Nov 11, 2004

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    C est pas BABEL OUED mais ca pourait
    un troup dans le desert peruvien (je precise que j ai pas pris l avion pour le Sahara)

    OASIS desert pres de ICA

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    Surfer..... pas si facil!

    by Aurelien5480 Written Nov 11, 2004

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    MAIS AU EST CE QU IL ONT MIS LA MER?

    C est pas tout de metre de sable partout, ils ont oublier de metre l eau...
    Vraiment des feneants ces Peruviens!

    Surfer du desert

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    Du sable, du sable, toujours du sable

    by Aurelien5480 Written Nov 11, 2004

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    Autre vue du haut de la dune (une parmis tant d autres)

    ETIENNE C EST UN GROS TAS DE SABLE POUR TOI CA!... PRENDS TA PELLE ET AU BOULOT HEHEHE

    des dunes... Perou

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    for spanish :-)

    by utttz Written Sep 15, 2004

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    if your spanish prepare to be bashed by local guides.... a few centuries went by but they still feel something has been stolen :-)

    de profundis
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    tunnels

    by utttz Written Sep 9, 2004

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    there's a lot of people mad for extreme sports.... if you like to feel real adrenaline nothing comapare some peru road.... and the risk is real, not pretended as in bunjee jumping!

    the longest tunnel in peru
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    Choquequirao : Tarentulas !!!

    by Maillekeul Written Dec 16, 2003

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    Afraid of you but still fightening...

    Elles auront peur de vous autant que vous aurez peur d'elles !

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    Huaraz : Elton John's fans - La vache Elton JOhn

    by Maillekeul Written Aug 29, 2003

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    Peru also has a passion for english singers ... But be careful, the fans can be dangerous !!

    Les anglais font des emules au Perou, semble-t-il... Mais attention, les fans peuvent etre dangereux !

    Don't let the suuuuuun (etc...)
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    Hey everyone, when you travel...

    by Bill_Steg Written Sep 13, 2002

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    Hey everyone, when you travel with a backpack 'line' the inside of it with a (chicken) wire mesh. It will not deter would be thieves but it will make is hard for them to 'slash-grab-and-run'.

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    Please respect the Nazca...

    by Tamani Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Please respect the Nazca indians, and leave their ancestors remains in peace. Don't mess with their skulls and bones. Thank you!

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    MOZZIES AND TICKS

    by swesn Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Mozzies and ticks in the jungle... The mozzies seemed to bite through clothes effortlessly. Get one of those stuffs which you can spray on clothes. Here's Sam removing Scott's ticks...

    Removing ticks!

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  • When climbing at high...

    by rosenben Written Aug 25, 2002

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    When climbing at high altitudes alwaysascend slowly and have some Diamox (Acetazolamide)just in case

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  • The tarantulais not actually...

    by rosenben Written Aug 25, 2002

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    The tarantulais not actually dangerous and are in fact very timid. You'll need the help of a good guide to help you find a nest and then lure it out gently with a stick

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Comments (2)

  • briantravelman's Profile Photo
    Sep 22, 2014 at 12:33 PM

    I was actually considering doing a trip to Peru, but all these Warnings and Dangers scared me off. I didn't know Peru was so dangerous! Holy Hell!
    If they depend on tourism so much, this sort of stuff shouldn't happened.

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      Sep 23, 2014 at 11:32 PM

      How exactly do you suggest 'they' prevent altitude sickness or travellers' diarrhoea? The majority of of these tips relate to things which cannot be stopped but about which visitors should be aware and against which they should take proper precautions. Pickpockets and petty thieves exist everywhere in the world, including the US: one just takes sensible precautions to keep one's valuables safe.

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    Jun 8, 2013 at 11:23 PM


    Re: Peru Rent A Cell

    May 19, 2013, 5:49 AM

    DO NOT GIVE THIS COMPANY YOUR CREDIT CARD INFO!
    I rented a SIM card. I made one call with it. The charged me 140 euro and do not answer my calls or emails. They are simply THIEVES!

    8. Re: Peru Rent A Cell
    Jun 09, 2013, 2:08 AM

    Following up on my previous post; Rent-a-Cell has apparently noticed me since I posted this complaint and they called me long distance to say that they would return my money. Of course that was two weeks ago and I have not heard from them since. So they are still THIEVES. Do not do any business with Rent-a-Cell at the Chavez airport.

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