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SUNRISES AND MOUNTAINS

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The Torres del Paine national Park is one of the jewels of the world, a stunning place of turquoise lakes, amazing mountains ….. it is not the end of the world, but the beginning! Below is a collection of some sunrise scenes and a variety featuring the mountains we saw every minute from the Explora …

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INTRO TO HEAVENLY PATAGONIA

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I had always wanted to travel to Patagonia … at last we made it, following a marvelous two weeks on Easter Island, Rapa Nui.  We traveled up  the pampas from Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales, finally to Parque Nacional Torres del Paine. It is an enchanted place. Not the end of the earth, but the …

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FAIRYTALE LANDSCAPES AT THE END OF THE WORLD

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PATAGONIA, the very word evokes wild landscapes and adventure, huge spires of mountains and turquoise lakes. We spent ten wonderful days at the end of March 2011 traveling from Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales to Parque Nacional de Torres del Paine in southern Chile. We were incredibly fortunate with weather on our flight from Santiago …

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TREKKING AMIDST VOLCANOES AND MOAI

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Walking is always my favorite way to really see a new place be it a city or the countryside. The trekking was wonderful on Rapa Nui. One of our treks with Bud, was along the coast with its black rocks, turquoise water, ruined ahus and OVAHE beach at the end. My new pal, Teresa and …

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MAESA ELEPHANT CAMP – CHIANG MAI, THAILAND

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Established in 1976 by Choochart Kalmapijit, Maesa Elephant Camp is set amid a rushing stream is a tropical forest twenty minutes from downtown Chiang Mai. The founder understood the intelligence of elephants and set about creating a healthful, caring environment for the approximately 78 elephants who live there currently. The six tons of grass, sugar …

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BALLOONING IN SWITZERLAND FOR SIX DAYS!!

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Bud and I took part in a marvelous six day adventure, ballooning in Switzerland in mid June 2009. We were fortunate to join Sibby and Bob Brasler in an auction item to benefit the Arthur Ashe Junior Tennis Program in Philadelphia. We celebrated Sibby’s birthday on the 16th of June and Bud’s 80th on the …

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IGUANAS: KEY BISCAYNE, FLORIDA

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We stay at a throwback to the old Florida, a charming hostelry, Silver Sands, mere feet from the beach in Key Biscayne. Among the features are scores of colorful iguanas who are fed by some of the staff.                                   …

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GOLDEN PALACE BANGKOK

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A must not miss sight in Bangkok, The Golden Palace is a complex both religious and administrative in nature.                                                                         …

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MELBOURNE

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We visit Melbourne every year to cover the Australian Open. It is a wonderful city, Sister City to Boston, cultivated, great eating and dining, quantities of public art and the most wonderful friends we’ve made there. It is a highlight to go there every year.                     …

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GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE

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One of the most famous bridges in the world, the Golden Gate Bridge, opened for pedestrian traffic on May 27, 1937 and to cars the next day after a four and a half year period of construction. The cost was $35 million. It was referred to as a $35 million dollar steel harp by the …

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Peru 2008

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At the end of May 2008 I participated in a marvelous 16 day adventure in Peru, joining seven other trekkers on a Geographic Expeditions journey to little known Inca ruins at Choquequirao and on to Machu Picchu. We went over spectacular mountain passes, camped for eight nights, trekked up and down, and up and down …

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Trek Day Four

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Route: Choquequirao to Maizal This was the hardest day of the trek in terms of physical challenge. First a hike out of the Choquequirao campground to the pass at 10,824′, followed by a descent of 5,592′ to the San Juan River where we had lunch. Then a steep trek up 3,500′ to our spectacular campground …

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