Monthly Archives: February 2019

Amazon Things That Go Bump in the Night

Friday evening, January 25, 2019 The late afternoon excursion was an evening hike in the Dorado Flood Forest, to look for creepy-crawlies. Both of the photography experts accompanied us on this excursion, and I was fortunate enough to pick up … Continue reading

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Swimming in the Amazon

Friday morning, January 25, 2019 As usual, we started out on the skiffs before breakfast, this time with a beautiful rainbow above. Did I mention this is the rainy season? I need to get a waterproof backpack and a strong … Continue reading

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Searching for Caimans

Thursday afternoon, January 24, 2019 Our afternoon excursion occurred later than normal, so we could search for caimans and other nocturnal critters. We took the skiff up the Dorado River, stopping at a local village to visit with some children … Continue reading

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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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