Central America

Back to Panama

We had no sooner returned to Volcan when our friend Darrel’s mother passed away back in Canada. We stayed with his wife Susan to keep here company while Darrel went back, this was at the beginning of the Virus outbreak. When Darrel arrived back, he was going into quarantine for 14 days. At the time

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Ecuador

Journey to the Center of the World

  Our last morning on the Galapagos Islands we were up early to finalise our packing, have breakfast, then a quick 6:30am shuttle from the boat to the town of Santa Cruz. First, we walked through the town to visit the Charles Darwin Research Station while our luggage was transferred by the ship crew.  At

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Ecuador

Galapagos

Once we transferred from San Cristobal to our boat the ‘Monserrat’ we settled into our cabins then familiarised ourselves with the boat and its safety facilities and processes. Then we set off to visit some other locations along San Cristobal Island coast. During our stay on the boat we would visit various locations where we

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Ecuador

Quito

We were at the airport in Lima for 7:30am to board a 10am flight to Quito, Ecuador. This is another city located at an elevation of 2800M/9200ft. Upon arrival we transferred to our hotel. We went for a quick walk around to get our bearings before attending a 6pm presentation on our trip to San

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Peru

Some Old Lines

We arrived back to our hotel in Lima mid afternoon, settled in and then went for a walk to the waterfront to watch the sun go down over the Pacific Ocean, followed by dinner. Next day, after breakfast we decided to do some exploring along the waterfront to Barranco, we were staying the Miraflores area.

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Peru

The “Old Mountain”

After our lazy day in Cusco it’s time to go to the ‘Old Mountain’. Our bus picked us up at the hotel to take us back to Ollantaytambo, once there we would need to board a train to our next destination. For this being such such a small town the station was very busy with

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Peru

The Sacred Valley Part 2

After our night in Ollantaytambo it was time for our bus group to split-up. Some had booked to do a three-day Inca Trail hike, camping along the trail. A  week before we arrived there had been a landslide along the Inca Trail and a person had died. Therefore, the people that had booked this were

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Peru

The Sacred Valley Part 1

We left Lima and caught 10am flight, one of the many to Cusco, it appears at least in the mornings there are plane leaving Lima for Cusco every 15 minutes, which we found quite surprising. Cusco is located at an elevation 3400M/11200ft in the Andes mountains. Having just arrived from sea level we were careful

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Peru

Peru

After we left Volcan we returned to Panama City for a couple of days before we caught a flight to Lima, Peru where we would be spending a bit of time before doing some touring. After we were delivered to our hotel, checked-in and had a local beer, it was off to find some dinner

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Central America

Northern Highlands

When our time was up in Panama City, we caught the bus from Albrook Bus Station to David, this was an eight-hour bus ride, stopping along the way to allow passengers to board and alight. The bus-route took us over the Panama Canal. A few years back we sailed through the canal on a person-only

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