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Peru Part Deux!

A journey back to an incredible country...this time featuring condors, flamingos, and pink dolphins!

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Puna Teal
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Andrea Edwards
Landing in Miami this morning, I looked at my email and there was a message from Santiago. Just like last time, my sweet friend eased my transition home with a kind message. Before we left for …
The Colca Canyon
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Andrea Edwards
One of my favorite things about the Aqua is the wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows that are in every room. Each morning you wake up not knowing what your view is going to be. After breakfast we …
Quewisha
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Andrea Edwards
This morning we took the little boats to the Yurapa River and on the way saw some incredible birds--bright yellow kiskadees, kingfishers, hawks, a yellow-headed caracara, a woodpecker, herons, a …
The Colca Canyon
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Andrea Edwards
The Aqua has three naturalist guides on staff and each day the passengers are broken up into smaller groups and set out for an adventure with one of the guides. This morning our little group of 8 …
Meeting the locals in the Colca Canyon
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Andrea Edwards
Andrea here, signing in to detail the rest of the journey. We fly from Lima to Iquitos, landing in the late afternoon. At the tiny Iquitos airport, we meet up with the rest of the group going on …
Condor at Cruz del Condor in the Colca Canyon
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Andrea Edwards
The ride to the airport in Juliaca takes about an hour. While we wait at the airport we journal and Andrea gets a little teary-eyed, thinking of the wonderful people and memories we are leaving …
Two immature condors at Cruz del Condor
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Andrea Edwards
Andrea wakes me up at about 5:30 a.m. to see the sunrise out our window. It's gorgeous! We step outside to try to get a picture and we're surprised that it seems much warmer than last night, mainly, …
Condors!  At Cruz del Condor in the Colca Canyon
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Andrea Edwards
Today we will take a boat on Lake Titicaca and travel to the island of Amantani, where we will spend the night with a local family. As I'm showering in the hotel before leaving, I give myself a …
Apachetes at Pachapampa
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Andrea Edwards
Today is a travel day. We will take our van with Liliana to Puno, about 6 hours away. We pack up, grab breakfast and leave by 8. By then we are the last guests at the Lodge. Apparently most tourists …
Ampato
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Andrea Edwards
Although technically only 30 miles away, it takes about an hour and a half to get to Cruz del Condor (Condor Cross), where we will hopefully see the Andean Condors this morning. So, it's up early for …
Vicunya in front of Misti Volcano
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Andrea Edwards
Today we drive from Arequipa to the Colca Valley with Liliana and a driver. We leave Arequipa and on the way out of town stop for Gatorade and coca leaves, as we will reach an altitude of over 16,000 …
Vicunya
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Andrea Edwards
Our LAN flight from Lima to Arequipa takes just over an hour. Arequipa is around 600 miles south of Lima. Its heritage is Spanish, and it is nicknamed the White City because the prevalent building …
Monastario Santa Catalina in Arequipa
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Andrea Edwards
Lee here. I'll journal the first part of the trip and Andrea will take over at the Amazon. The trip really started last January when I received a call on a weekday morning from my friend Andrea in …

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