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avigayil east
plane to Puerto moldenado. Met our guides supplied by the lodge, Javier and Luccho. Both guides were super knowledgable, approachable and very genuine. The pace of the lodge was definfitley a change …
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avigayil east
We went back to Cusco, did some shopping in artisan something on one of the main drags. Cute area and good prices but shops were sort of repetitive. Dinner at Inca Grill which was classy but not …
Hanging out in the sand with some wildlife
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Elizabeth Conway
Julia and her mom, Sue, lounging with sea lions in the Galapagos Happy Mother's Day! In celebration of the day's holiday, I thought I'd share one of my favorite mother-daughter trip journals. …
Sunset near Chiminos Lodge
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Jeri Fritz
We arrived home safe and sound, having gained an understanding and appreciation of a people and country about which we knew little. Final Score: Jaguars – 1 (if you count a wooden mask), …
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avigayil east
I am sure this is not the right day but in any case... Macchu Piccu, the Pies De Resistance, was beautiful. Any of the millions of Inca ruins we had seen up until then seemed a little feeble to be …
Lake Atitlan at Evening
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Jeri Fritz
Having an interest in archeology, traveling to Tikal, an UNESCO World Heritage Site, was phenomenal. Pictures simply cannot do justice to the scale and scope of the buildings. The amount of human …
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avigayil east
We camped our last night of freezing cold weather and started descending. we reached a maximum height of 14650 feet and probably I packed wrong for the bedtime weather. Eventhough i had a tshirt, …
Catus orchid
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Jeri Fritz
After a river ride seeing cormorants and storks fly along our boat, we hiked up to Augateca. At 106 degrees and high humidity, the jungle felt just like an Oklahoma summer day. We hiked through a …
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avigayil east
I dont know if this was exactly the right day or time but sequentially it's accurate. We walked up and down through comepletely desolate mountainrange. through most of the trip there were tears in my …
BRUNO DOING HIS JOB
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Elizabeth Conway
Native tree planting in Peru Working with youth in Peru's Cachiccata community Sustainable, Responsible, Green, Eco Tourism -- I know it can be tough to get beyond these labels and into the …
Fountain Detail
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Jeri Fritz
We flew to Flores and learned that planes really only need three inflated tires for take offs and landings. As we traveled by boat to the Chiminos Lodge, we saw men fishing and women washing clothes …
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avigayil east
At this point I cant tell what happened on which day because time sort of stopped while we were hiking. We werent fast hikers by any means but Vidal was crazily patient. never said anything negative …
Guatemalas nicest chicken bus
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Jeri Fritz
We received an insightful historical account of the city, visited the churches of Antigua, and toured the jade museum. Antigua is a beautiful city filled with interesting shops and restaurants, as …
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avigayil east
Manuel, a super driver and sweet guy, brought us to Ollentaytamba . The inn was perfectly located so that when we woke up we could see the sun shining through mountains and shedding light through …
Polenta grill at Solola market
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Jeri Fritz
Our guide took us to visit a local family whose house had been badly damaged by an earthquake mud slide a few years ago. The family was tremendously warm and inviting, but the harsh realities in the …
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avigayil east
Today we met Vidal and our driver Manuel. The guys really wanted to show us what local life was like so we met local farmers and weavers in small towns like Chinceros. Manuel had prepared us lunch at …
Solola market
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Jeri Fritz
After a day of bargaining, we relaxed by borrowing a canoe from the hotel to paddle around the Lake Atitlan. We saw men snorkeling and spear fishing for black bass. While paddling along the …
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avigayil east
Today we took a trip with Mayuc tours down to a river in the Sacred valley for level 3+ rafting. Marco introduced us to our river guide so we'd feel comfortable and the rafting itself was great, the …
Maximon presiding over a ceremony
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Jeri Fritz
Our delightful guide, Hugo, took us to the inner Chichicastenango market where the local Mayans were trading fresh produce. He identified the different Mayan groups based upon the patterns in their …
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avigayil east
Marco was our guide for the day and he was excellent. We did a walking tour of cusco/saqsaywama park. He really values his work and helped us to see what its REALLY like in Cusco. Of course we did …
Antigua House
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Jeri Fritz
When we arrived we were met not by car jacking banditos, but by masked medical personnel collecting health data and distributing Swine Flu information. Our first hotel in Antigua was quaint and the …
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avigayil east
Great hotel with a nice spa. After a 7 hour overnight delay with LAN airlines it was nice to just walk across the street from the airport to the hotel and chill for the day