Taking a break from swimming
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Jayne Hope
We disembarked the ship at 9:30am. I was barely awake. We took a taxi up to the hostel; I could only crawl up hill to the hostel. When we finally got our room, I dived into bed and slept most of the …
Pahoehoe lava - and this is the lava that is easy to walk on
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Judy Green
We woke up to watch the crew setting the anchor off Playa Tortua Negro beneath another lovely sunrise. (The day length, with sunrise and sunset promptly at six, was much the same as at home in Maine …
Plaza de Armas in Lima
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Betty Jaramillo
We all started early this day, my husband and my dear friends drove me to the airport where I said bye to the adventure... a great one. For them it was also the end of the trip and time to come back …
Musico y Tango en La Boca!
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Kenneth Nelson
Today, Sunday, we start by visiting the Recoleta church (Basilica del Pilar) and then strolling through the adjoining park where vendors sell gorgeous leathergoods, woolen & cotton textiles, and …
Journeys around the globe
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Myrtle Hendricks-Corrales
The trip was wonderful—what a beautiful country! We arrived in Antigua late at night and arose to paradise the next morning. We emerged from our room surrounded by beautiful flowers. As we …
Feeding time
Author
Jayne Hope
This was our final full day on board. I joined in the night's festivities by over induldging. I consumed several cocktails, glasses of champagne and beer. So much that to this day I am not aware of …
A stack of marine iguanas on Fernandina
Author
Judy Green
We woke up for a beautiful magenta sunrise, and watched a small shark fin cutting the water next to the boat. After breakfast, the boat anchored off Isla Mosquera (Fly Island), along with four or …
Glaciers and more glaciers
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Renee Noffke
Lakes and glaciers and peaks in every direction... A chance to see more of the park.
A view from Miraflores in Lima
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Betty Jaramillo
We started with a great decition, don't hike up to MachuPicchu and take the bus ride! Around 05h00 am we started our journey to the Inca Fortress. When we arrived we followed the people and ended up …
La Boca District
Author
Kenneth Nelson
This is the day that amiga Alberta flies back home. We have said our goodbyes the night before, and Bert is gone before Kathy and I arise at 8 am to enjoy yet another day of sunlight and cool …
Journeys around the globe
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Myrtle Hendricks-Corrales
When we arrived in Guatemala, we were pleased to discover that the tour company Adventure Life uses, Viaventure, has the same philosophy as Adventure Life. Viaventure contributes to the local economy …
Feeding time
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Jayne Hope
The return voyage to Ushuaia through the Drake Passage saw more passengers seeking medicinal aid from the ship's doctor. The ship pitched and swayed more. The waves passed over the decks. It was …
Giant tortoise came down from the highlands in the rainy season
Author
Judy Green
Flying out of Quito, Ecuador, is exciting. The city sits in a bowl high in the Andes, surrounded by mountain peaks, with the airport nestled right next to downtown, so we fairly leapt out of the …
El Chalten
Author
Renee Noffke
A long hike, but worth every step.
Sunset seen from Lima
Author
Betty Jaramillo
We purchased our train tickets and MachuPiccchu entrances, thanks God it was low season, it would be imposible to do in other times of the year! We meet a nice man, Victor. He drove us to …
Recoleta Cemetery
Author
Kenneth Nelson
Kathy and I arise this morning to meet Bert, already at breakfast, and to prepare for the highlight of our trip. This is the day we get to hike on the Perito Moreno Glaciar and we have long been …
Feeding time
Author
Jayne Hope
A beautiful sunny day sailing through Neumeyer Channel. A zodiac landing at Danco Island. Passed by gleaming icebergs and an explosion of reality to magnify the senses. The blue of the water and sky …
Happy Penguins
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Stephen Krupnick
The seventh continent. Probably the two most sought after goals for people who travel are 1. To visit 100 countries and therefore become members of the Century Club, definitely an exclusive group, …
El Pilar
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Renee Noffke
Finish the trek with a boat ride to view Grey Glacier. Dramamine anyone?!?
Miraflores neighborhood
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Betty Jaramillo
Leaving Puno behind, we passed by Juliaca an La Raya enjoying great views of the coordilleras and giving our contribution to the markets in the highway. This was a long way up but to arrive to Cuzco …
Floralis Generalica Sculpture-Petals Open and Close Daily
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Kenneth Nelson
This morning Augustino is back in action to take us to the airport for our flight to El Calafate and El Gapon, a working sheep ranch. We arrive easily and a guide picks us up at the airport to drive …
Neko Harbour
Author
Jayne Hope
Another exceptional day. Saw a Snow Petrel while zodiac cruising Paradise Bay. The glaciers in Paradise Bay are the size of mountains as the zodiac gets as close to them without being in danger. The …
Fish market, with sea lion and pelican helping out
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Kathleen Rollins
We need these islands. We need to know there are whales that are happy to play with boats and sea lion pups that are happy to play with visitors. But we also need to respect this place. It’s …