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Lima


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Peru's capital, Lima, is often ignored by travelers but definitely merits a few days - especially if you want to give your palette a workout, soar on coastal updrafts, or simply meet some incredible locals.

Blog - Limon y Lima

36 files, last one added on May 07, 2010
Album viewed 33 times

Cuzco


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Inca capital of the world, gateway to Machu Picchu, and a nice mountain town in its own right, Cuzco has it all in spades (and nationalities).

Blog - Flowers for Cuzco

20 files, last one added on May 07, 2010
Album viewed 16 times

Machu Picchu


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The pinnacle of most South American adventures, the Inca city in the clouds did not disappoint. Indescribably spectacular, mystical, and spell-binding not to mention an adventure getting there without a tour or guide.

Blog - Machu Picchu

75 files, last one added on May 13, 2010
Album viewed 29 times

Arequipa and Colca Canyon


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Arequipa, supposedly the sparlking white city of Peru, is also the base for trekking nearby Colca Canyon, which (at 4160m) is twice as deep as the Grand Canyon (though not so vertical) and just as dry and desert-like.

Blog - White City, Red Canyon

60 files, last one added on May 16, 2010
Album viewed 19 times

Lake Titicaca


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Lake Titicaca is often mistakenly called the highest navigable lake in the world and it’s easy to forgive the boast. At 3809m in elevation and ridiculously huge in size (165 km long, 8560 square kilometres, and 274m deep) such exaggerations are performed by your very senses.

Blog - Teehee! Lake Titicaca

56 files, last one added on May 19, 2010
Album viewed 38 times

La Paz


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La Paz is Bolivia's capital and the highest capital city in the world at 3700m. It is home to many interesting eccentricities, most notably the witches' market. It is also home to the most dangerous stretch of road on the planet and so we did what any good adventurer would: mountain biked it.

Blog - Death Rode to La Paz

56 files, last one added on May 26, 2010
Album viewed 35 times

Rurrenabaque


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Bolivia has the most bio-diverse protected park in the world and is an excellent place to get your feet wet in the Amazon. Caimans, herons, toucans, capybaras, anacondas, tarantulas, and more await in Dean & Ty's most excellent adventure.

Blog - Bolivia's Slice of the Amazon

91 files, last one added on May 27, 2010
Album viewed 24 times

Sucre


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Almost as an afterthought, Sucre has become one of my favourite places to spend time in South America; beautiful, full of lively and friendly Bolivians, and all around a great place to live. Fresh fruit juices in the mornings and Spanish classes in the afternoons are a recipe for an enjoyable stay.

Blog - Sucre is Sweet

31 files, last one added on Jun 02, 2010
Album viewed 17 times

Salar de Uyuni


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The high altitude salt flats of southwest Bolivia are an incredible and surreal place where white stretches to the horizon and desert mountains surround on all sides. I took a 3-day 1000km tour across them and down to the Chile-Argentina-Bolivian border and past salt water lagoons and more on the way.

Blog - Salt Plains of Uyuni

90 files, last one added on Jun 09, 2010
Album viewed 22 times

Salta and Surrounds


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Somewhat accidentally, my first stop in Argentina was the city of Salta, a beautiful northern town that was a complete and utter departure from Bolivia and would be right at home in Europe. Great food, drink, and times followed down to the incredibly situated Cafeyete for white wines and red hills.

Blog - Salta and Surrounds

53 files, last one added on Jun 14, 2010
Album viewed 16 times

Cordoba


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I didn't expect Cordoba to be much besides a party but then I didn't know that I was staying in a hostel owned by an awesome Colombian family. We feasted on Colombian cuisine, drank like Cartagenans, and enjoyed walking around a beautiful city full of culture and life (except for 1-5, siesta time).

Blog - Cordoba Crazy

36 files, last one added on Jun 14, 2010
Album viewed 17 times

Mendoza


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Mendoza was an unintentional stop on my attempt to Chile. And I reattempted Chile several times, tasting wine, hiking in Aconcagua, and visiting the mountains of Seven Years in Tibet.

Blog - You Shall Not Pass

42 files, last one added on Jun 20, 2010
Album viewed 17 times

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Random files - South America
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10 viewsTrees and stones make up their homes.
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5 viewsJust kind of cool.
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2 viewsThe people of Sucre, about the last bastion of anti-dictatorship sentiment in the land, take to the streets.
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5 viewsJust waiting for lightning to strike.
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8 viewsI met a couple nice couples and we went out for dinner and drinks Saturday night.
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8 viewsA couple sea lions chill out on a buoy.
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3 viewsJust to make things interesting, these are all valid 5-cent pieces.
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5 viewsOften there were nice things to photograph... in a different light.

Last additions - South America
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13 viewsNow landed in Fort St. John, British Colombia for my cousin's wedding. Thanks for following along with my travels!Jul 26, 2010
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9 viewsA sign that I'm back in Canada or at least about to cross the border and land in Vancouver.Jul 26, 2010
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9 viewsLooking out as the light vanished.Jul 26, 2010
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10 viewsIt was a beautiful sendoff from a beautiful continent.Jul 26, 2010
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9 viewsA farewell to Brazil: the last photo before running to catch my flight.Jul 26, 2010
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12 viewsMe and my English compatriots. Good luck on the travels, lads.Jul 26, 2010
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8 viewsSunset from Ponta do Arpoador.Jul 26, 2010
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7 viewsSunset on Ipanema.Jul 26, 2010