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Trek Day Three

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Choquequirao and Elizabeth’s 81st Birthday Beautiful clouds swirling over the mountains when we woke up to celebrate Elizabeth Burn’s 81st Birthday. This was our day to really spend time in Choquequirao “Cradle of Gold” in the Quechua language.  This site remains 70% buried under cloud forest, a huge challenge to archaeologists.  It is far more …

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Trek Day Two

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Route: Santa Rosa to Choquequirao Rising early we trekked along a rising zigzag trail to the hamlet of Marampata for a snack stop.  From there onwards, we saw the ruins of Choquequirao ever more clearly, especially the cascading terraces.  Our campground was a mile and a half from the ruins at 10,020′.       …

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Trek Day One

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Route: Cachora to Capuliyoc Pass down to Apurimac River Gorge, up other side to campground at Santa Rosa We started out at our campground in Cachora 9,495,’ headed to the Capuliyoc lookout, descended steeply 4,000′ through a forest of differing vegetation to the Apurimac (“Oracle of the Gods” in the local Quechua language) River, back …

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Angkhang Nature Reserve, Thailand

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Angkhang Nature Reserve is King Bhumibol’s inspired 1969 project to convert poppy fields into top quality vegetable and fruit gardens, as well as gorgeous flower gardens. One of many such projects, it creates permanent jobs for the local hill tribes.                               …

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Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Thailand’s second largest city, located in the north central part of the country, is the home of The Prince Royal’s College (K-12) founded in 1887 by Bud’s missionary grandparents, David and Ada Collins. We have grown fond of this city.                               …

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Melbourne, Australia

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One of our favorite stops of the year, this year I took a balloon ride over the city at dawn with the full moon illuminating our way at the start.                                                   …

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