South America


The Equator
Journal article posted Monday, September 22nd, 2003 by Tony & Veronica
Frances joins up with Tony and V in Quito, visiting the equator, exploring Loja and Otavalo market, our nightmarish bus ride through Ecuador, and differences between Peu and Ecuador.

Trujillo and Huanchaco, Peru

Huanchaco Fishing Boats
Journal article posted Saturday, September 13th, 2003 by Tony & Veronica
Visiting various ruins from the Chan Chan and Moche cultures. Also visited Huanchaco, a beach town just outside of Trujillo... spent the day relaxing and observing the different sea/wildlife.

Day Trips around Huaraz, Peru

Tony standing by a Puya Raymondi
Journal article posted Wednesday, September 10th, 2003 by Tony & Veronica
A trip up to Pastoruri Glacier where Tony had the misfortune of falling into a crevasse! Also scrambled up some rocks to have a lovely picnic by Churrup Lake, got lost in the underground labyrinths of Chavin, and spent some time talking to one of the only survivors from a massive landslide that wiped out the entire population of the city of Yungay in 1970.

Hiking in the Cordillera Blanca, Huaraz, Peru

Glacier views
Journal article posted Thursday, September 4th, 2003 by Tony & Veronica
Santa Cruz to Llanganuco Hike: a 5 day hike in the Cordillera Blanca of the Peruvian Andes Mountains, were we reached 4750 meters above sea level. Beautiful stunning scenery, snowy Andean mountains, cows intimidating us and trying to eat our garbage, Tony's water mission, smuggling us gringos across the park boundry....

Lunahuana, Peru

Journal article posted Saturday, August 23rd, 2003 by Tony & Veronica
Weekend trip with V's cousin Karen and her friends. Went river rafting along the river, ate well, and drank pisco sours by the campfire.

Huancayo, Peru

Making a Gourd
Journal article posted Wednesday, August 20th, 2003 by Tony & Veronica
Exploring the central highlands of Peru. Visited people's houses that make gourd art, ate some traditional food cooked in the ground, and explored the countryside.

Pisco, Paracas, and the Ballestas Islands - Peru

 Paracas Beach
Journal article posted Wednesday, August 6th, 2003 by Tony & Veronica
Experiencing a big sandstorm, exploring the Ballestas Islands (i.e. poor man's galapagos), and the Paracas Reserve where we explored a sandy cave. Also visited an afro-peruvian town and visitrf an old estate where African slaves were brought to work illegaly... interesting to see the catacombs beneath the house.

Huacachina, Peru

Sand Boarding
Journal article posted Tuesday, August 5th, 2003 by Tony & Veronica
Visited this desert oasis and tried our hand at sandboarding on the dunes. Beautiful area with massive sand dunes as far as the eye can see.

Arequipa and the Colca Canyon, Peru

Colca Canyon Hike 2
Journal article posted Tuesday, July 29th, 2003 by Tony & Veronica
Exploring gorgeous Arequipa. Also went on a 4 day trek through the Colca Canyon, the worlds second deepest canyon. Saw many condors, swam in a beautiful natural pool, hiked back out of the canyon under the stars, and gained an insight into local life in a tiny village near the canyon.

Lake Titicaca and Puno, Peru

All dressed up 2
Journal article posted Monday, July 21st, 2003 by Tony & Veronica
Our travels around Puno and Lake Titicaca, including the islands of Los Uros, Amantani, and Taquile. We spent a night on Amantani with a local family which was very interesting.

Tambopata Jungle, Peru

Pirate Tony and Pepe
Journal article posted Saturday, July 19th, 2003 by Tony & Veronica
Our three day tour to Tambopata Jungle near Puerto Maldonado. Stayed in a beautiful cabin overlooking the river. Visited Monkey Island, as well as went on lots of walks including a very interesting medicinal plany walk.

Manu Rainforest, Peru

Cabybara , the giant gerbil!
Journal article posted Tuesday, July 15th, 2003 by Tony & Veronica
Took a week long tour to Manu Jungle, a virgin rainforest part of the Amazon Jungle, near Cusco, Peru. Manu is a rainforest with the highest level of biodiversity in the world . Had an amazing time camping, boating, biking throughout the jungle and seeing different animals and people that live here.
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