Tag Archives: South America

Traveling – What we’ve got (tentatively) planned for 2017

February 15 ~ Southern California We are hoping that this year will be primarily about exploring in our compact RV (Ellie Mae Camp-it), seeing more bits and pieces of the USA and Canada, including our desire to start checking a … Continue reading

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Ecuador ~ Fly to Quito in the High Andes

Monday, October 31st ~ Goodbye to The Galapagos, Hello to the High Andes, Ecuador Today was primarily a transition day – going from the Galapagos Islands back to the mainland. The highlight of the morning before we disembarked was a … Continue reading

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Guayaquil Ecuador ~ First Impressions

Sunday October 23rd ~ Guayaquil, Ecuador Everything worked the way it was supposed to yesterday, flights mostly on time and smooth with little turbulence, no problems with short connection time in Panama City, quick-moving lines in the Customs hall upon … Continue reading

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Ecuador Is Right Around The Corner

October 18th ~ Southern California Sunshine is streaming through the windows here in our mountain hideaway. After being back in Southern California for two months, I’m becoming more and more acclimated to being sedentary. As much as I used to … Continue reading

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Our travel plans for 2016 (so far)

January ~ Canoga Park and Arrowbear Lakes, California For 2016, we decided to travel on the odd months, and stay in So California on even months. We will see how that works out, but that was my starting point for mapping … Continue reading

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LIMA, PERU ~ a Love Park, Medieval Library, Labor Party Protest and Hanging Chickens

We were down to our final time in Peru with an overnight spent in Lima.  Our hotel was in a lovely section of Miraflores, but within a few blocks the area quickly became seedy.  Still we felt safe to walk the … Continue reading

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PERU – Cusco to Puno, Lake Titicaca and the Floating Islands

We took the Hogwarts Express Perurail train from Machu Picchu back to Cusco, had a short overnight stay and then boarded our standard size bus headed toward Puno and Lake Titicaca. It was to be a full 8 hour day … Continue reading

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MACHU PICCHU – Magical, Mystical, Memorable

Most archaeologists believe that Machu Picchu was built as an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti (1438-1472).  Known by many as The Lost City of the Incas, designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1983 and in 2007 it was … Continue reading

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PERU – More of Cusco and a train ride through the Sacred Valley to Aguas Calientes

Our final day in Cusco was a free day with nothing scheduled.  With some of our cohorts still a bit under the weather, Tim and I set out on our own.  We shopped our way toward the main square, stopping en … Continue reading

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PERU – The city of Cusco, UNESCO World Heritage Site, colorful, vibrant, welcoming

Today my trip down memory lane jumps from Europe to South America.  So many people have Machu Picchu on their bucket list and we were fortunate to be able to check that off in late August, 2009. This was our first time in … Continue reading

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