What a bathroom!
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Stephen Smith
Woke at 6:00am after a good nights sleep. I can’t believe, no mosquitoes! The birds were pretty loud by this point in the morning, but nothing unbearable. Personally I loved it. Got cleaned up, …
Time well spent in Guatemala
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Myrtle Hendricks-Corrales
At Chiminos Island Lodge, we stayed in a jungle tree house overlooking the river. We were awakened in the morning by the sound of howler monkeys.
Karen in Buenos Aires
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Karen Griffith-Hedberg
Fuzzy-headed morning arrival, not a lot of sleep to be had in Sardine Class. Following the advice of our guidebook (the Rough Guide to Buenos Aires), we ignored the various Cambios in the arrival …
Penguin on the rocks
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Jayne Hope
The Mare Australis also had zodiac landings.The zodiacs seated more people and the process more formal. The zodiac landing on the north end of Cape Horn was very precarious because it was very windy …
Going to town: unloading the panga at Ayora
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Judy Green
In the town of Puerto Villamill, we strolled along a shady nature path that was part of an outpost of the Charles Darwin Research Center, admiring the flora—real trees!—and trying not to …
Valley in the middle of the desert on the Southern Peru
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Betty Jaramillo
They were on their territory so there was no hurries, after a well deserved rest they started a late morning way back to Quito. The dream was accomplished!!!!
Hotel Le Bergerac, San Jose Costa Rica
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Stephen Smith
Woke at 5:00am, showered, had coffee, and ready for my 6:20am river rafting pickup! At the front desk, I bought a big bottle of water and converted $100(US) into a good mix of Costa Rican Colons …
Journeys around the globe
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Myrtle Hendricks-Corrales
The next morning we flew to Flores and met our next guide, a Mayan who with great pride asked us to check his profile to determine that he is fully Mayan, not a mixto. From Flores we drove to the …
Karen & Hayes at the back of the Casa Rosada in Buenos Aires
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Karen Griffith-Hedberg
The start….March 11 headed for the Eugene airport horribly early, with carryons carefully stocked with the barebones essentials of raingear and fleece for Patagonia. If the airline security …
feather duster
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Jayne Hope
Today we said adious to Ushuaia. We boarded a totally different ship, the Mare Australis, which is Chilean. It was more luxurious than the Akademik Shokalsky. We had a huge bed and a large adjoining …
The open-air airport on Baltra
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Judy Green
In Punta Moreno, we walked on a long stretch of fissured pahoehoe lava to see a troupe of flamingoes trolling in a brackish pond. They were such clowns that you could imagine them in a Disney film, …
Preparing for tree climbing during Costa Rica Adventure tour
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Monika Sundem
Getting ready to tackle the zipline! After about two years of thinking about creating some sort of trekking/multisport tour option in Costa Rica, we have finally done it! It includes all the great …
Balcones Limas Great art.
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Betty Jaramillo
On this day they left Peru behind, great places, beautiful landscapes, unforgettable sunsets,colorful markets, our Peruvian brothers that mainly showed great hearts.... but happy to be back to our …
Who You Looking At, Buster?
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Kenneth Nelson
Well, the end of the trip is coming at last. We fly out of Buenos Aires at 9:40 pm tonight, but we still have several hours to enjoy in the city. Kathy is interested in knitting, so we take a cab to …
A room with a view at Selva Bananito Lodge!
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Stephen Smith
Craig was kind enough to wake up ridiculously early to drive me to the airport at 4:00am. My 6:50am Miami flight was on time, and I got to Costa Rica’s San Jose Airport at 1:30pm as expected. …
Journeys around the globe
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Myrtle Hendricks-Corrales
We later returned to Antigua—such a lovely town with cobbled stone streets and old historic buildings. After a walking tour of the city, we drove toward the Pacific to climb Pacaya volcano. …
Adelie Penguins
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Jayne Hope
We spent the day mailing items back home to lighten our load. Visited the home one of the crew from Akademik Shokalsky, Alejandro.
That famous marine iguana smile on Fernandina
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Judy Green
The boat traveled to Bay Urbina, where we hiked into the lowlands of Fernandina. We saw land iguanas digging nests (slowly), and we were very lucky to see two tortoises which had traveled down from …
Queirolo Tavern in Lima
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Jonathan Brunger
Taste pisco and learn about its origins, production, and recipes at a historic tavern in Lima Try ceviche, a popular mainstay of Peruvian cuisine found in restaurants in Lima and Cusco. What …
The water was really that color
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Renee Noffke
Good food and good friends from Cascada.
Nice view in the Limas old town.
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Betty Jaramillo
I see their trip back as a marathon. They drove directly from Ica up to Trujillo and stoped just in Chimbote to visit my cousin there. I couldn't believe it but they did it!
Plaza de Mayo
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Kenneth Nelson
After breakfast at the hotel, Kathy and I head out for more walking through the city parks, and this time we head for the Jardin Botanica. On the way we stop for a "cafe solo" at the Plaza …
Journeys around the globe
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Myrtle Hendricks-Corrales
The next morning we took a boat ride to another lake village, San Juan. We went to an art gallery owned by a Mayan woman, Angelina, and her husband. Our guide, who admires their work, told us that …