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Peru

Peru

In Peru … - January 13, 2009
there seems to be only one brand of toilet paper … it has small yellow puppies imprinted on it

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Our Version of Peru - January 13, 2009
To be totally candid … our version of Peru is not the typical glossy-paged, fun-filled story that you read in the tourist brochures.  Ours is a different version … one filled with many moments of frustration, exasperation, disbelief, disappointment, sadness, and anger. 

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Macchu Picchu - January 11, 2009
Since we were relatively close to this big tourist destination, we decided that we should probably check it out and see what all the fuss was about.  Not ones to do things the typical way, we discovered a backwards way to Macchu Picchu … and a more adventurous route too! 

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Lima and Beyond … - January 11, 2009
After a brief encounter with the Peruvian police, we spent an enjoyable evening camping in a beautiful National Reserve near the coast just north of the capital city, Lima.  The National Reserve was a small pocket of high animal and plant biodiversity located in the middle of the desert.

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Have You Bumped a Donkey Lately? - November 27, 2008
This became something that I would ask Robin daily as we travelled through Peru. And trust me, he HAS bumped a few!

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Duke Energy and Lago Paròn - November 27, 2008
The hydroelectric project near Caraz was an interesting situation that we tried to explore in some detail, but with only mixed success.

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Peruvian Andes - November 25, 2008
Prior to hitting the big city of Lima, we took a side trip to Caraz in the Andes.  We enjoyed ourself very much in the small quaint mountain town that we landed up staying close to a week there!  Although this time of year was not the best weather, we landed up with quite a […]

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Desert Camping, Northern Peru - November 25, 2008
We discovered a dirt road that headed eastwards from the coast into the desert, so we followed our noses and were soon surrounded by gorgeous desert scenery.  The road very quickly deteriorated into a dry river bed that got progressively narrower and narrower as we continued along the way.

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Zorritos, Northern Peru - November 23, 2008
We spent about 5 days camping on the north coast of Peru on a gorgeous sandy beach.  This is the last location where we will find relatively warm ocean on this trip.  Further south there is a different ocean current that prevails, yielding much colder water temperatures.

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Deja vu … - November 16, 2008
I just discovered that only half of my last post got published the other day (gotta love the internet connections here). So … here is the complete post … video included! Enjoy!

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Stopped by the Police, again. - November 4, 2008
Two days ago, about 1 hour outside of Lima, Peru. Robin and Raenelle deal with another typical Latin American policeman. This happened in Spanish, and took much longer to get the points across than it seems. In any case, read on:

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New Cruiser Turns 500,000! - November 1, 2008

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Helping out in India - October 21, 2008
We’re sitting on a beach in Peru today, and we checked our email. We received a message from our cousin Shelley today – she’s a healthcare professional on her way back to India to volunteer at an orphanage that will really benefit from a little attention from the western world. Here is what she wrote: […]

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