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A deep sea water expedition for Pelagic birds.

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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Cousin Adventures: Machu Picchu!

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


From Macchu Picchu Exploration to Hot Tub Relaxation

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

Four Best Wonders of the World

(Photo: John Spies)

I gasped in disbelief and awe as I gazed at the sight that lay ahead. It was tremendous in size and beauty, and comparing myself to it I felt like as low as dirt. 1,020 more words

Lake Titicaca: four days in oxygen-lacking paradise. 

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


Chavin Jewellery - Peruvian Myth

Fusing Peruvian myth, unique design and modern elegance, Chavin jewellery is beautiful and good spirited. Each Chavin jewellery piece is designed with love and crafted with integrity, and aims to make a difference to the lives of Peruvian families who are torn apart by poverty. 59 more words


Cousin Adventures: Cusco

Cusco was the third stop on our gringo trail adventure. The city sits high in the Andes at 10,000 feet/3,000 meters above sea level and is the jump-off point for Machu Picchu. 635 more words