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Backpacking in Peru Travel Articles Online

Posted in Travel by Tony Dunnell on April 9, 2010
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There are plenty of Peru guide books on the market, the two top sellers being Lonely Planet Peru and the Rough Guide to Peru. The information is generally decent but guide books always suffer due to the infrequency of updates.

Peru Information Online

The internet is a great resource for backpackers. Plenty of up-to-date articles can be found, there are some great blogs out there, and travel forums can be pretty helpful for getting questions answered (although forums can sometimes be a little rough and ready, highly opinionated and prone to flame wars!)

For some regularly updated Peru backpacking articles (and some other bits of Peru information), take a look at this Peru travel article list. New articles are added frequently and the existing articles are updated when needed.

Tingo Maria

Posted in Travel by Tony Dunnell on September 19, 2009
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Tingo Maria is an often overlooked Peru travel destination. Not part of the well-trodden gringo trail, this friendly town in the Huanuco department of Peru is well worth a visit.

If a traveller wants to take a break from the gringo trail, perhaps after Nazca, Machu Picchu and the nightlife of Miraflores, Tingo Maria is perfect. Hot but not sweltering, a weekend break in this interesting jungle town might just turn into a week. The people are friendly, there are plenty of things to see and do, and the tourist crowds have not yet caught on to this little part of Peru.

For more information have a look at Get Off the Gringo Trail in Tingo Maria, Peru or have a look at TarapotoLife for information about the Tingo Maria to Tarapoto road.