South America

The Amazon – Manu National Park

The Amazon – Manu National Park

Oct 14, 2016

Everywhere I look it is green and incredibly lush. Vines, orchids and bromeliads line the mossy tree branches. In the early morning light you can see fine water droplets in the air, for we are in the clouds of the cloud forest. The air is so pristine it is almost sweet. You feel as though

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Parque das Aves – it’s for the birds!

Parque das Aves – it’s for the birds!

Oct 10, 2016

I am totally blissed out. As I stand with my head back like a kid, mouth gapping open, totally in awe as a streak of brilliant red then one of cerulean flashes above my head. I don’t know where to look next, scared of missing a moment of this avian bliss. I thought the toucan

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Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu

Sep 24, 2016

The first rays of sunlight illuminate the scene, and the ruins reveal themselves through the mist.  The thick dark green vegetation that surrounds the site, acts as a natural frame to a tableau, which could not be more perfect. From my rocky perch on Huayna Picchu I look down on one of the most celebrated vistas in the world, the

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The Sacred Valley beyond Machu Picchu

The Sacred Valley beyond Machu Picchu

Sep 18, 2016

There is no question about it, Machu Picchu is the glittering gem in the coronet that is Peru’s Sacred Valley. The Peruvians know it and guard it fiercely and have built a very slick tourism operation around it. And as a tourist I can only say it lives up to every expectation I held and

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Iguazu Falls

Iguazu Falls

Sep 18, 2016

You hear them before you see them. A low rumble which turns to a growing roar as you make your way along the metal walkway. Then all at once you are upon them. Great plumes of spray shooting high into the air, water-drops acting like prisms creating mini rainbows in the afternoon light. You are

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