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Giant River Otters!

Only 300 left in the world and 4 of them came out for us - we were very lucky!
The Amazon Jungle!

June 24th 2013
Readers, What can I say about the Amazon? Pros: Alligators, tarantulas, monkeys, and cold beer. Cons: 100% humidity, mosquitoes, and jungle heat... Mike and I just wrapped up a 4 day, 3 night trip to an Ecolodge outside Puerto Maldonado, 12 hours outside of Cusco right up near the border to Brasil and Bolivia. On day one, after the night bus, we accomplished very little as we accli ... read more
South America » Peru » Madre de Dios » Puerto Maldonado » Amazon Rainforest

Peruvian Flag Ancient Peru was the seat of several prominent Andean civilizations, most notably that of the Incas whose empire was captured by the Spanish conquistadors in 1533. Peruvian independence was declared in 1821, and remaining Spanish forces defeated in 1... ... read more
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