In front of a small glacier. It started snowing five minutes later
Author
Terry Adams
We got a bus ride around the Torres del Paine Park, with stops to admire the views in rain and fog. Made us appreciate the nice following day even more.
Staff meeting
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Terry Adams
Bus is the only way you can access this pristine park. The ride got more interesting the closer we got. Glad we upgraded to the Dome Suites, which had own bath room and wood burning stove. Close up …
Some of the 70 thousand penguins pairs
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Terry Adams
Just a quiet little town with not much going on except 100 km/hr winds. You had to time your street crossing carefully, holding on to a lamp post till the light turned green.
Disembarking from zodiac at Cape Horn
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Terry Adams
A must see, 70 thousand pairs of penguins on one island. Before going ashore, the crew gave a very good penguin documentary talk and slide show. People walk around the periphery in a roped off …
After 20 minutes of struggle, the hawk won.
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Elizabeth Conway
Endemic Galapagos Hawk -- The lava lizard didn't stand a chance. Photo by Jennifer Crossman As part of an ongoing commitment (and battle) to eradicate invasive species on the Galapagos Islands, …
Magellan penguins at Magdalena Island
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Terry Adams
We found this 170 passenger ship right sized, comfortable, excellent food and plenty of it, crew and tour organizers really friendly. Pity the ship is going to the Chilean coast, but we got the …
Hawk a few yards from our picnic table
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Terry Adams
Hiked all morning through the pristine park. Guide and driver cooked a delicious chicken BBQ lunch. Later, rafted back to the bus pick up point. Boarded the 170 passenger Mare Australis at 5 PM.
Fungus in tree, Tierra del Fuego National Park
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Terry Adams
Nice view of low mountains coming in to Ushuaia. Hotel was new, modern, clean. Nice seafood restaurants in town. Guided tour of town and surrounding area. Strange zoning if there even is any. …
Waterfall in Torres del Paine Park
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Terry Adams
Took the 3 hour 14 stops double decker bus ride. You can get off at any stop and catch the next bus every 20 minutes. Nice itinerary. Pity the Teatro Colon renovation is not quite finished. It was …
A few hours hiking, then some paddling in Torres del Paine
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Terry Adams
Checked in early morning to well located hotel. Went for a walk nearby. Got pick pocketed near cathedral by couple who approached us to ''clean the pigeon poop'' off the back of our clothes. …
Author
Michael Gilbert
It's almost a week since Michael and I got back from our little expedition to Antarctica. We flew by way of Buenos Aires to Ushuaia, Argentina, a 21st century boomtown in a stunning mountainous …
Beautiful landscape of Chile\s Easter Island
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Elizabeth Conway
One of Easter Islands' famous Moai: LAN airlines offers new ways of traveling to Easter Island from Lima, Peru UPDATE 10/28/10: As of Oct 28 (interestingly enough one day after I posted this …
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Elizabeth Conway
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Riding a donkey at Taullipampa
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Elizabeth Conway
Our friend Milgros takes her son Bruno trekking in Peru's Ausangate In the recent years, it has become more and more common for border officials to exercise caution when they encounter a child …
Old town teems with Colonial architecture, such as this plaza visited on an Ecuador tour
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Elizabeth Conway
Quito, Old Town Oh what a difference a day makes! I know it is tough to find a lot of accurate and updated information out there on just what is currently happening in Ecuador. I am happy to …
Holding a baby sea turtle
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Elizabeth Conway
Adventure Life traveler, Doug McCallum, assists biologists at the Pacuare Reserve The Trip: Turtles and Rainforest 8-day Costa Rica Tour The Pacuare Nature Reserve, or Reserva Pacuare, was …
The lighthouse at Miraflores
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thomas maher
We woke the next morning after a much needed night's sleep to begin our boat trip to the Uros Floating Islands. Boarding a craft that was obscenely large and well equipped for our small crew of …
View down on the Pacific
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thomas maher
The night before in Aguas Calientes, we had drunken heartily to both celebrate and mourn the loss of our friend Juan who had to return to Cusco to monitor the upcoming elections. It was a moment we …
Sailing high in the skies above Lima
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thomas maher
I liken the train ride to Machu Picchu with one of my favorite children's books The Polar Express wherein a small select group of children are hustled out of their homes late in the night by an old …
Me esposa paragliding over Lima
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thomas maher
Our morning began with a daring hike whose decent would cover 5,000 feet along a narrow footpath. Looking down upon the village of Lamay my legs began to tremble and shake while my mind swam in …
Sandy lounging at Lovers Park in Miraflores
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thomas maher
The next morning at Tauca village we were awoken to a cacophony of donkeys braying, pack horses whinnying and calling out to one another, and a lazy rooster waking well beyond sunrise. A hearty …
Catacombs under the church
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thomas maher
A good night's rest in a beautiful little hotel that overlooked the ruins was just the respite that we needed. After waking early to avoid being caught by the striking villages that would soon block …
Church de San Francisco, Lima
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thomas maher
Spectacular isn't a big enough word to describe rafting down the Urubamba River. Braced on all sides by the dry and dusty peaks of the Andes and lined by the ancient walls and fortresses of the …
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Cynthia N. Barnes
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