Category Archives: South America – Central Andes

Bolivia Rocks! (Day 429)

My time in Bolivia has been so busy and action-packed I haven´t been able to find time to write.  I can´t believe I am about to squeeze all these good times into one blog post.  Criminal.  I will boil it … Continue reading

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Attempting to trek the Ausangate Circuit solo (Day 418)

Typically, the stories I tell on this blog are about adventures that go well (or at least, turn out well).  Here is one that does not :)  I decided to trek the 5-day Ausangate Circuit near Cuzco.  This hight-altitude trek … Continue reading

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Magnificent Machu Picchu (Day 405)

How stunning is that?  Trust me, it looks even better when you see it with your own eyes.  This, my friends, is Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas.  It is the most famous archaeological site in South America.  … Continue reading

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Last of my Ecuadorian days (Day 399)

Hey Blog Readers, I trust all is well with you.  I have just wrapped up a month in Ecuador.  Good times indeed.  As usual, I have added a photo album to the rest of my pictures from around the planet.  … Continue reading

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Climbing to the spot on Earth closest to the Sun (Day 388)

No, I did not climb Everest.  I have summited Mount Chimborazo, the highest mountain in Ecuador: (I try to use only my pics on this blog, but the mountain was shrouded in clouds while I was there, so I have … Continue reading

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Touring the famous Galapagos Islands (Day 378)

I just returned to Quito after a one-week visit to the Galapagos Islands.  You have probably seen these islands on some TV documentary.  They are quite famous for a few reasons.  One is the large number of endemic species of animals here.  … Continue reading

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