• Ecuador Galapagos Islands – Hammertime!

    (This piece has a sound track: Can’t touch this, by MC Hammer. Put it on while reading this – I’ve been singing it all day long!) Hammertime! Teeuw deeuw deeuw deeuw, tu duw, te duw. In case you don’t get it yet: we saw a hammerhead shark!! Lots of hammerhead sharks!! During both dives today! […]

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  • Peru to Ecuador – Aliens & Another birthday

    Everybody has heard of the famous and mysterious Nazca lines but nobody seems to know for sure how they were ever created and why. The lines are a series of geoglyphs located in the Nazca Desert, stretched out over an arid area of 500 sq km. They form a network of more than 800 lines, […]

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  • Peru – Inca country

    Guinea pigs are surprisingly versatile little critters. Not only do they look good on a little treadmill, according to the Incas they also had diagnostic capabilities. If, for instance, you had a stomach ache, you needed to hold a guinea pig against it while you were asleep. The next morning, a priest would cut open […]

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  • Bolivia to Peru – Sucre, La Paz & Lake Titicaca

    There are 12 species of coca. Coca is traditionally cultivated in the lower altitudes of the eastern slopes of the Andes. It is widely consumed by the Andean peoples of Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela and Bolivia. It’s used to overcome fatigue, hunger and thirst. It is also used as an anesthetic to alleviate pain. The […]

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