Yesterday March 27th, I join a crew of birdwatchers friends of each others on a full day birding expedition 50 miles off shore. I really thought a lot about joining or not as I was afraid of getting sea sick far from shore, but I never had the opportunity of looking at pelagic birds, and on the other hand as explained by Johan Fernandes (who organize the trip) the conditions where right as “El Niño” phenomenon is afecting the south cooling the waters there making some rarities show up over here, as have been the sea lions that have been seen in Osa Peninsula, Uvita and Quepos; as well as the Inca Tern that for two days came and perch on Planet Dolphin Catamaran and I got the chance to see the second day it showed up. 262 more words
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The majestic Incan ruins of Machu Picchu were the last and most impressive stop on our gringo trail itinerary!
We departed from Cusco via a bus/train combination operated by Peru Rail that takes you through a river valley to the town of Aguas Calientes. 1,022 more words
Machu Picchu is one of the seven wonders of the modern world, along with the Taj Mahal, Petra, and the Colosseum.
At a gigantic 5 miles square, with some stones weighing up to 50 tons, it is one of the largest monoliths of the world. 705 more words
After a four hour journey from La Paz – which included us getting off our bus, jumping on a boat whilst our coach was tentatively transported on a barge-type-thing across a small stretch of water – we arrived in Copacabana on the banks of the wonderful Lake Titicaca, some 3500 metres above sea level. 342 more words