Monthly Archives: February 2019

Macaws! Beautiful Amazon Birds

Thursday morning, January 24, 2019 Again, we got up at 5:30am, and it was totally worth it. Almost immediately, we saw several macaws, both the Blue and Yellow and the Red Bellied. The largest parrots, macaws like to nest in … Continue reading

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Traveling from Colca to Puno

Friday, February 1, 2019 With all of the rain, the Colca River is rising rapidly, and roiling past the lodge and the hot pools. Some local hot pools are already flooded. Those at the lodge are still about one foot … Continue reading

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Floating Islands of Uros

Saturday morning, February 2, 2019 At an elevation of 12,500 feet, Lake Titicaca is the world’s highest navigable lake. There are a few lakes at higher altitudes, some formed by melting glaciers, others inside volcanic craters, but none are considered navigable by … Continue reading

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Fruits of the Amazon

Wednesday afternoon, January 23, 2019 One of our guides, Ricardo, conducted a class on the fruits of the Amazon. We’ve had the opportunity to try many of them already, in juices and sauces, as well as fresh. Some of the … Continue reading

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It’s Wet Here in the Amazon!

Wednesday morning, January 23, 2019 This is truly the wet season, with about 12 inches of rain per month. Meltwater from the Andes also contributes to the high waters. The high waters allow us to explore more widely by boat … Continue reading

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Amazon Natural Park and Nauta Creek

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 I was under the weather today, (might be a reaction to my malaria medicine, might be something I ate or drank) so remained back on the boat while Mark continued to explore. The first activity was … Continue reading

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