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Pampas Del Heath

At the end of our second day in the rainforest we took a three hour hike out to Pampas del Heath. Pampas del Heath is basically a jungle version of a savanna. It’s the strangest thing one in a way … Continue reading

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Piranha Fishing

That’s right, we went piranha fishing. Rather than write out what actually happened in detail, I’m going to be lazy, give a summary here and let you watch the video below. Went to a small lake into a paddle boat. … Continue reading

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Clay Lick and the Macaws, Day 2

So day two of our journey in the Amazon, we rose (I say rose and not woke up, because believe me, I was sleep walking) at 5AM. We got dressed and headed to our boat with the bird clay lick … Continue reading

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The Amazon Basin, Day 1

So, after one day in Cusco, we were off again. We are flying from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado to reach the Amazon Basin. The first destination, a tiny little jungle lodge on the Heath river just inside Bolivia where we … Continue reading

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Exchanging Currency in Peru

Finding a place to change money in Peru was a breeze — IF you are exchanging dollars. I should note Euros are becoming more common. There are exchange stations everywhere, however the rates are dreadful. You can go to the … Continue reading

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Damn, I’m High …

So we landed in Cusco … and the first thing we noticed was the altitude … *huff* Compared to London, Cusco is death-defyingly high! The highest point in London according to the internet is a mere 245 meters (804 ft). … Continue reading

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Packing for Peru

Right, so what do you pack for a week in the jungle and then a trek in the Andean Mountains up to 4,200 meters above sea level? The answer is … a lot. You don’t carry everything (as we will … Continue reading

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Scratch Off Map, For Inspiration & Motivation

This week I acquired a map of the world in a local travel shop. It’s great for a bit of inspiration and motivation plus it’s a scratch off map which is just plain neat. You scratch off the countries you’ve … Continue reading

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