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Postcards from Peru – A Visit with the Yaguas

The Diplomonkeys while exploring the Amazon, albeit from the comfort of their jungle lodge base camp, receive an invitation to spend the afternoon with the Yaguas.   366 more words

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Postcard from Peru - Iquitos Street Scenes

Okay little Dorothy, so Diplomonkey this time around is cheating with his latest chimping excursion.  Diplomonkey took this batch of pictures of Peru’s Iquitos while on leave.   246 more words

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Postcards from Ecuador – Quito’s El Ejido Park

A sunny Sunday morning is a great time for exploring Quito. It is a treat for this wandering foreign service officer to be savored before heading off to the airport for the now all too routine four-hour hurry up-and-wait flight back to Lima. 143 more words

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Postcards from Ecuador – Old Glories in Guayaquil’s Old Town

Another day, another crack of dawn departure this time for a flight down to Guayaquil, Ecuador’s commercial capital.

Diplomonkey on this trip is treated to not just to the usual slew of meetings and negotiations, oh what fun it is, but also gets the added treat of spending the Fourth of July celebration at one of oldest U.S. 191 more words

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Postcards from Ecuador - Climbing Wawa Pichincha Volcano

Diplomonkey did not have anything better to do on his day off on his latest trip up to Quito than to go and climb a mountain, or in this case a volcano.   156 more words

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Postcards from Ecuador - Quito's Church of San Francisco

Diplomonkey has been on the move once again throughout the Andes.  One of his latest sojourns has been through Quito in Republic of Ecuador; and just in time to celebrate the Fourth of July at U.S. 124 more words

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A quick toast

So after a delicious night of hot-pot, I have to briefly raise a virtual glass to myself and my fellow 178th A-100ers: we’re a year old! 133 more words

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