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Lake Titicaca, Travelling Puno to Cusco

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  So we spent the last couple of days in Puno near the Peru/Bolivia Border and Lake Titicaca – one of the largest lakes in the world – at 13,000 feet.  Yesterday we took a boat expedition to a floating people that live on islands that they make of reeds, as well as an island where we had lunch and bought some local wares.  Today we drove from Puno to Cusco (7 hours) and we […]

Colca Canyon: Yanque, Chivay, Andean Condors and being a tourist again

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    So we made the trek from Arequipa to the Colca Canyon (Yanque) without much trouble.  The car sure doesn’t like passes at 15,000 feet – but we pushed through.  The Colca Canyon is a huge place where Inca used to farm, and locals still do on terraces all the way down.  On different terraces they grow different things due to the weather changes at different levels.  We spent the day driving the canyon, […]

2800km Later on RN3, Buenos Aires (Finally!!!)

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  Ok we did it – we have finally arrived in Buenos Aires.  After driving 2800KM – not including side roads, etc. we have arrived at our lovely townhouse in Palermo Soho – inside of Buenos Aires.  The drive was getting very old as nothing was changing.  At one point Cindy and I were talking to each other (imagine that) about the drive and she was telling me…. “I’m trying to think of each bush […]

Off to Argentina. First stop, San Martin de Los Andes

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So, off to Argentina we go. Our first long term location, is Bariloche, Argentina. We were looking at maps, and we realized that the one day drive, would be something like, 10 hours. Not with the border crossing, of course. Our plan was to get across the border, and find a town to stay the night in. We found…..San Martin De Los Andes, Argentina. Perfect. We had found our way to Argentina. We set off […]

Ugh! Robbed in Pucon – we are ok.

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So we had been staying in this great spot in Pucon called Romance del Lago – which was excellent up until Wednesday when the ugly side of the world reared its head and sort of slapped us back into reality.  We left our house around 4:30, came back at 8:30 to find a window wide open.  Yup, we got robbed.  At first you don’t believe it, then you realize what you lost and get really […]

Blue Berry Farm, Air Show, Hot Springs, Unbelievable BBQ – again?, Dessert, Pucon is growing (sadly)

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  So it’s been a busy couple of days.  We have gone sort of crazy the last couple of days doing lots of neat things.  The weather was a bit colder so we managed to not be at the beach – and recover from our crazy hike.  We managed to meet some people at the BBQ that are from America & Australia – and they own a blue berry farm.  Well that perked our interest […]

Captain Jack Sparrow, German Beer, Sailing and our Crazy 10+ Mile Hike (sore today!)

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Beach/Bar/Jack Sparrow – We now have officially been here for about a month and are getting the hang of things.  Certain things like ordering food, going to the store, etc. we have under our belts – in understanding what people want, communicating, etc.  It’s the new situations where we stand there looking like dopes since we don’t know what we are being told.  Many times it’s simply knowing the nouns and verbs – but when you […]

We’re in San Francisco! I knew this felt like California

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So the entire trip from Vina Del Mar driving down here I kept telling Cindy and the boys that this is just like California – only about 75 years ago (or more).  The landscape, the fruits & farms, the type of trees, etc. all reminds me of California.  The weather in Pucon is amazingly good – even locals have said they are surprised at how nice it has been – they usually have some rainy […]