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Posts Tagged With "Peru"

Deja vu …

Sunday, November 16, 2008
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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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Desert Camping, Northern Peru

Tuesday, November 25, 2008
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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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Duke Energy and Lago Paròn

Thursday, November 27, 2008
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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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Have You Bumped a Donkey Lately?

Thursday, November 27, 2008
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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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In Peru …

Tuesday, January 13, 2009
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there seems to be only one brand of toilet paper … it has small yellow puppies imprinted on it
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Lima and Beyond …

Sunday, January 11, 2009
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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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Macchu Picchu

Sunday, January 11, 2009
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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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Our Version of Peru

Tuesday, January 13, 2009
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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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Peruvian Andes

Tuesday, November 25, 2008
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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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Photos of Peru

Sunday, November 23, 2008
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Stopped by the Police, again.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008
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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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Welcome to Peru

Monday, November 10, 2008
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A mid-morning border crossing from Ecuador to Peru proved to be very stress-free and relatively quick.  We spent about 45 minutes standing around waiting for the boss to arrive to sign our Peru vehicle importation permit. 
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Zorritos, Northern Peru

Sunday, November 23, 2008
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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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