Author Archives: Keith

Patagonia

Puerto Natales and Torres del Paine National Park, Chile After a very enjoyable stay in Puerto Varas, Chile, we set off for the much-anticipated next leg of our trip. This would be the single biggest jump we had made to … Continue reading

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Puerto Varas & Chiloé Island, Chile

Puerto Varas When our time in Bariloche was up, we headed back east again through the ashen wasteland and over the Andes back into Chile. For those of you keeping score at home this would account for our third and … Continue reading

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Bariloche, Argentina

After leaving Chile’s Lake District, we carried on south, making a brief stay in the city of Valdivia. Both the tour books and the locals had spoken highly of this place, but to be honest we didn’t really find it … Continue reading

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Peru Wrap-up

Please forgive us for running a bit behind on our postings, but the past couple of weeks have been fraught with the vaguest of internet connections. We’re in a good spot now though so I’ll attempt to summarize our time … Continue reading

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Cusco/Machu Picchu/Sacred Valley, Peru

I’ll begin with a bit of history, since those who know me well know no story of mine is complete without it.  Nearly 500 years ago Cusco was the political, cultural, religious, and military center of Tawantinsuyu, known better to gringos as … Continue reading

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Nazca, Peru

One Christmas, many years ago when I was about 12 years old or so, my parents gave me a three-book collection of those Time Life books that you used to see advertised on TV all the time. The three volumes … Continue reading

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Ecuador Wrap-up

All in all we really enjoyed our time in Ecuador. For the most part it’s a beautiful country with a rich diversity in both geography and population. The locals are generally quite helpful and friendly people, and it also doesn’t … Continue reading

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Cuenca, Ecuador

Cuenca is a charming city in southern Ecuador that we first heard about from a cab driver in Denver, and we were looking forward to putting down some roots for a few days after basically being in transit for the … Continue reading

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The Road to Cuenca

When we ventured earlier to Puyo and Macas, we did so because we wanted to get off the beaten path or “gringo trail” and into an area we knew few tourists usually see. It wasn’t until later though that we … Continue reading

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Baños, Ecuador

Dawn broke early in Otavalo. We packed up our bags quickly and dashed to the station to catch our bus back to Quito. Two hours later we arrived back in that sprawling capital, then hopped into a cab that would … Continue reading

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