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South America » Peru » Puno April 6th 2010

Geo: -15.84, -70.05On our drive today we hit our highest alitude yet 4300 meters.... read more
locals selling their wares at the pass

South America » Peru » Puno April 4th 2010

Geo: -15.84, -70.05April 4, 2010We arrived in Puno early this morning after a short air flight from Arequipa. It is a lovely little town of around 100,000. There is a main square area and a nice walking street with shop etc. Many of the locals can be seen wearing their traditional attire. Puno is high in elevation 12,500 feet. When we arrived we were given Coca tea to drink and Coca leaves to chew. This is to help with altitude sickness. The weather here is a little cooler then the areas we have been. Tomorrow we will go out on Lake Titicaca and visit some floating reed islands.April 5, 2010We have just returned from an amazing day out on Lake Titicaca. Lake Titicaca is the highest navigable lake in the world. We started our day with ... read more
Floating Reed Islands
Women on Floating Island
Jim and I at Taquile Island

South America » Peru April 1st 2010

Geo: -14.8174, -74.9268We arrived in Nasca late yesterday afternoon. This morning before breakfast we flew over the Nasca Lines. It was a real highlight for the two of us. They were really something to see. We then visited an ancient cemetery with mummies that are over 700 years old. For lunch we enjoyed a traditional Peruvian meal, which is cooked in a pit in the ground. It was delicious, especially the sweet potatoes!April 2, 2010Today we travelled a long road trip from Nasca to Arequipa. It was an enjoyable drive along the coast which is desert on one side and ocean on the other. We did not know that Peru had so much desert.We arrived in Arequipa early evening. April 3, 2010Beautiful sunny day. Arequipa is a city in the highlands with a population of one ... read more
Nazca lines - hummingbird
Monkey
A park in Arequipa

South America » Peru » Lima March 30th 2010

Geo: -12.0931, -77.0465March 30We have now started our 15 day GAP Adventure thru Peru. We are joined by 8 other people from around the world. Our first stop was Paracas which is along the coast. We travelled thru a lot of desert country to get to Paracas. March 31Today we did a morning boat trip out to Ballestas Islands. We had a wonderful time viewing pelicans, two types of penguins, sea lions, and many type of birds. It was amazing. I have never seen so many birds!... read more
boobies - Ballestas Island
penguins and boobies  - Ballestas Island
sea lion

North America » United States » Florida » Miami March 28th 2010

Geo: 25.729, -80.2374... read more


Geo: 9.45, -84.15We have really been enjoying these last few days here in Costa Rica. The weather is amazing. We just love the humidity and heat. Yesterday we spent part of our day zip lining. It was quite a thrill. Jim is still amazed I did it and so am I!! Later that afternoon we did a bit of a jungle trek close to where we were staying. Today we flew to our third destination in Costa Rica. We are now in Quepos on the ocean. Today as we walked up the street from our accommadation we saw little white faced monkeys in the trees. Tomorrow we plan to visit Manuel Antonio National Park.Friday March 26th, 2010.We had a wonderful visit to Manuel Antonio Nat'l Park. We did a guided trip with one other couple, who ... read more
Jim Zip Lining
Pat Zip Lining
View of Arenal Volcano from our room


Geo: 10.6735, -85.2028Hello From Costa Rica. We arrived here late Sunday night after a plane delay in Dallas. We spent our first night in a nice B&B not far from the International Airport. The next morning we flew from the municipal airport to an area in Costa Rica called LaFortuna. Surrounding LaFortuna is a rainforest area which is quite jungly, warm and humid. We rented a car in LaFortuna and drove to our wonderful accomodation called Lost Iguana. We have a great room with an amazing view of the Arenal Volcano. Today we visited some hanging bridges where you can venture out high above the canopy. We saw a toucan, macaw, red tree frog and some amazing scenery.... read more
Amazing Plant
Jim on one of the hanging bridges
Nice waterfalls


Geo: 9.93, -84.08... read more

North America » United States » Texas » Dallas March 21st 2010

Geo: 32.778, -96.7956We begin our wonderful trip around the world on March 21, 2010. Please check back to see where we are.... read more




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