Sunset in Antarctica
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Sergey Semenchinskiy
We left Puerto Natales by bus in the morning, and after half an hour reached the border between Chile and Argentina. We passed the Chilean checkpoint quickly, but the Argentinian side was not so …
Guide Lenny and the gang explore Tikal
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David Vincent
We arrive at our hotel, the Biltmore Hotel in Belize City. Ahhh, the tropical smells, warm breezes, and laid back attitude of the Caribbean. After the hustle and bustle, security checks and grumpy …
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Mary Keenan
We were actually on this island for TWO WHOLE nights! - a blessing for us because we have only carry-on luggage and need a spell to dry some clean clothes. I went to the turtle nursery, swam and had …
Rocks on sunset
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Sergey Semenchinskiy
Our official departure time for the national park bus was 8 am, but we were told that is the time the bus actually leaves town. A bus would take us from the hotel before this and we needed to be …
Jaguar gives a high five
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David Vincent
The beginning of our trip and an all day/overnight travel time. Carolyn and Dave live in Victoria, BC, Canada and our 2 sons, Geoffrey and Colin live in Vancouver, BC, Canada. This was a chance for …
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Mary Keenan
Yesterday we arrived on my favorite island, did some snorkeling, then had drinks on the patio near our cabinas. Everywhere we arrive there are welcoming trays of juices or hot chocolate. A family fed …
Exploring the Antarctic peninsula
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Sergey Semenchinskiy
We left Punta Arenas by bus in the afternoon. Our next stop was Puerto Natales and then onto Torres del Paine Park and the cave of Cueva del Milodon. Puerto Natales is about 250 km north, on the …
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Mary Keenan
The Santa Cruz exploration was great fun; we went to the highlands, and I had the best espresso I was to have on the whole trip on a farm. There were a few other hightlights! but I am an espresso …
Ice grotto. Grinvich Island, Antarctica
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Sergey Semenchinskiy
Punta Arenas is not a very large town compared to European standards, but it is the biggest one in Chilean Patagonia. It is the capital of the southernmost region of Chile, Magallanes and Antartica …
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Mary Keenan
No time to snore in La Rabida Hostal much upon arrival, so we were glad we had come in last evening instead of the midnight flight: The Adventure-Life escort had us up at 5am to take us to a plane to …
Exploring the Antarctic peninsula
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Sergey Semenchinskiy
After breakfast we had to leave our lovely ship sadly. We all became friends here, both tourists and crew, and now already had to leave. We were put ashore on King George Island, near the Chilean …
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Mary Keenan
smooth flights. Our host hotel was easy to get to from the airport, so we flagged a yellow cab. The fare was $8 instead of the $50 it would have been to hire an escort.
Exploring the Antarctic peninsula
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Sergey Semenchinskiy
Today was a very long day. We were woken up by an unusual loud noise at 5am. It was an ice blocks gnashing onto the ship's hull. Our ship was passing through a field of ice floes. I put my jacket on …
Exploring the Antarctic peninsula
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Sergey Semenchinskiy
I said yesterday that the sea was rough in the morning. I was not right. It was calm compared to the real gall that began at noon when we left Cape Horn. We went south across the Drake Passage. The …
Exploring the Antarctic peninsula
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Sergey Semenchinskiy
We awoke at 5 am this morning and went up to the open deck. The sea was rough and wind was very strong. We saw land nearby, but barely because of the mist. During the night we had entered the …
Chicken Bus!!!!
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Laura Chadwick
Today was travel day, arriving back in N. Carolina just in time for the first big snow of the season...we wanted to turn right around and head back to Guatemala!
Sea elefant
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Sergey Semenchinskiy
Today was our last morning in Ushuaia. Our arms and legs were not as our own after yesterday's adventure. Nevertheless we got up, made our morning gymnastics and packed our backpacks. After a …
Baby coffee plants at the plantation
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Laura Chadwick
Today we rode back to almost the entrance of Tikal and did a canopy tour (zip-lining). This was so much fun, a little scary, and definitely gave a new perspective on the rainforest. Then we spent …
Penguins
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Sergey Semenchinskiy
This morning was very warm and sunny. In our windows we saw blazing snow on mountain peaks and people walking without jackets. It was the best weather for our plans this day. It was reserved for …
Walking by Lake Atitlan
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Laura Chadwick
Its actually hard to describe Tikal- it is massive, ancient, beautiful, and mysterious. We walked around it all day looking at ruins, watching wildlife (monkeys and birds and one bat!) and felt like …
Gentoo Penguin
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Sergey Semenchinskiy
As I had already said, the main touristic attraction here is a trip to the Beagle Channel islands. Certainly we wanted to make it. Yesterday we found several boat tour booking desks at the sea port. …
Tuk-tuk ride, anyone?
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Laura Chadwick
We met Hugo in the morning for a brief walking tour of Antigua, a Unesco World Heritage site. We then drove to the Pacaya volcano and hiked as near the top as allowed with a local guide. The …
Exploring Aitcho Island
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Sergey Semenchinskiy
We got up at 5 am to be in the airport in time to catch our flight to Ushuaia. The flight south took about four hours and was unremarkable, until the landing. The airport, as well as Ushuaia itself, …