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Category Archive: The Americas

Feb 03 2014

An Alternative Trek to Machu Picchu

I like to be spontaneous when I travel and don’t like booking things too far in advance, just in case something I hadn’t thought about comes up along the way. That is great for the freedom and flexibility it gives me, but it doesn’t work so well when I want to take part in an …

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Jan 31 2014

A Parched Peruvian Paca

So, what have I got for you for this Foto Friday?  Ah, a real treat… something cute AND funny, having sifted through a load of old photos.  That’s the great thing about going back through old photos and videos; you find little gems, like this one.  It’s one of things I experienced on my travels …

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Jan 10 2014

A Striking Bird in Iguazu National Park

This week, I’ve been going through some photos from my RTW trip, mainly the ones in South America, for a guest post I was writing about Iguazu.  While I was doing that, I came across lots of photographs of this particular bird which, until yesterday, I had no idea what type of bird it actually …

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Mar 15 2013

A Coati’s Search For Food

So, what do I have in store for you for this Foto Friday?  Well, it’s an unusual creature I came across, or rather came across me and other people, the day I was in Iguazú National Park. For those of you who have been to Iguazú, you will probably have come across this creature although …

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Feb 13 2013

Romantic Destinations

As it’s the month of ‘L 😉 VE‘, there are lots of lists of romantic destinations circulating at the moment.  Being a bit of a dreamer and a romantic at heart, I thought I would add my two pennies worth.  I have been very fortunate over the last few years to visit many countries, towns and villages. …

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Feb 01 2013

Volcano Villarrica in Pucón

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So, what do we have for today’s Foto Friday?  Well, it’s Volcán Villarrica.  It stands proud over Pucón at approximately 2847m above sea level.  You can appreciate this magnificent view in a number of ways: whilst wandering around town (where this photo was taken), from further away in Parque Nacional Huerquehue, from a helicopter, or by …

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