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Altitude or Elevation?

Most people use the two words interchangeably, but they’re not really the same. If you find yourself aloft, in a jet plane leaving the US for a South American adventure you are at altitude, a certain distance above mean sea level. 355 more words



(SEE PART 5 HERE http://adamhalevi777.com/2015/01/26/chile-our-real-cartoon-adventure-part-5-of-11/


No stay in Chile’s northernmost city of Arica is complete without an excursion to the Lauca National Park – with its fabled lakes and volcanoes. 1,148 more words


On Location DIY Hardcore No Frills Shitty Tablet With No Real Microphone Episode

Hello friends and friendettes, hola y que pasa, this is my new short but too-cool-for-school podcast on location from the front yard of my in-law’s home in Fusagasuga, Colombia. 35 more words


Did I tell you yet that condors are the new pink? Well, they are! So you should probably book a tour to the Canon del colca when you get into Peru. 485 more words

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Traveling Peru: Cusco

Cusco is everything I thought Peru would be — vibrant, happy and cultural. Once the capital of the Inca Empire, locals pride themselves on their Inca tradition and heritage. 505 more words


Into Thin Air

Since arriving in Bolivia, I have spent most of my time in the highest capital in the world, La Paz. In central La Paz, the elevation reaches 11,811 ft and its highest point reaches approximately 13,500 ft. 1,092 more words

Arequipa to the Colca Canyon

Arriving in Arequipa was our first chance to see how we were going to deal with Altitude and whether we were going to get sick. The city is 2380m above sea level, so we noticed almost instantly that it was a little harder to breathe and we were getting puffed walking up the stairs. 974 more words

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