Category Archives: UNESCO World Heritage Site

Panama City

After dinner last night, we enjoyed a lively folkloric dance show, Eight dancers and four musicians performed several numbers representative of the Panamanian culture. Sunday, January 12, 2020 We booked a private tour with VIP Journeys Latin America, since we were … Continue reading

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Cartagena, Colombia

Friday, January 10, 2020 Before today, most of what I knew about Cartagena was from the 1984 movie Romancing the Stone, starring Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner. It was a romantic comedy featuring a quiet romance novelist thrust into the … 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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But Wait! There’s More!

Monday, January 28, 2019 We flew from Lima to Arequipa, Peru this morning. The city of Arequipa was established in 1540 by Garcí Manuel De Carbajal, a Spanish lieutenant who explored the area as an emissary of Francisco Pizarro. The city sits within … Continue reading

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Española, Galápagos Islands

Sunday, January 13, 2019 The day started with a review of the rules of snorkeling – a good reminder since it’s been a few years since we’ve snorkeled. Then we were fitted with wet suits, flippers and masks. We had … Continue reading

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San Cristóbal Island, Galápagos

Saturday, January 12, 2019 We had to leave the hotel in Quito at 5:30 this morning to catch a flight to our next destination. We arrived here in the dark and we are leaving in the dark. When we reached … Continue reading

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Quito, a First World Heritage Site

Monday, January 7 In 1978, Quito, the capital city of Ecuador, became one  of the first cities to be named a World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO. Located about 15 miles south of the equator, with an elevation of 9,350’, … Continue reading

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