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Tears for Notre Dame

April 16, 2019 We were fortunate to have visited Notre Dame (Our Lady of Paris) Cathedral in October, 2015. This iconic cathedral has graced the city of Paris for 800 years, surviving two world wars and the French Revolution. I … Continue reading

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Dance, Dance, Dance

Sunday, February 3, 2019 Yesterday, our guide told us about a large dance competition being held at the city stadium this morning, in honor of the Virgen de la Candelaria. Folk dance groups from around the Puno District come to … Continue reading

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Leaving the Amazon

Sunday, January 27, 2019 It’s hard to leave. We’ve had a wonderful time here, seeing and learning so much about the many beautiful birds and animals that live here. As we boarded our bus to the airport, we were greeted … Continue reading

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Genovesa Island, Darwin’s Bay

Friday, January 18, 2019 This morning, we had a wet landing on the island of Genovesa, the most isolated of the main islands. A wet landing means that we step off of the zodiac into the water. High waves can … Continue reading

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Dengue and Malaria and Zika, Oh My!

December, 2018 It’s virtually impossible to avoid picking up some illness when traveling. The passenger in front of, behind, or beside you hacks throughout the entire 8 hours of the flight. Fellow cruise passengers are sneezing all over the buffet. … Continue reading

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“The Mapmaker’s Wife” – Another Book Review

December, 2018 Personally, I find the title of this book to be a bit misleading. That didn’t prevent me from thoroughly enjoying it. I read The Mapmaker’s Wife: A True Tale of Love, Murder, and Survival in the Amazon, by … Continue reading

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Rochester, Minnesota, Hometown of the Mayo Clinic

Thursday, September 27, 2018 We are spending some time in Rochester, Minnesota, so decided to learn a bit more about our temporary home away from home. Like many much larger cities we’ve visited, Rochester has a Hop On Hop Off … Continue reading

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