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Posts from the ‘South America’ Category

“The Birds” (…and other small critters)

“Reports from all over the country are coming in hourly about the vast quantity of birds flocking above towns, villages, and outlying districts, causing obstruction and damage and even attacking individuals.”    Read more

It Takes a Village

An eight-day boat ride on the Amazon River deep into the Peruvian rain forest- are you crazy?  What about those poisonous vipers, deadly caimans (alligators) or unfriendly natives?    Read more

“Sorry, You Can’t Get There from Here”

A favorite “Down East “ Maine saying to lost tourist seeking driving directions is “You can’t get there from here.”  If you’ve ever driven the zig-zag Maine coast, it seems a true statement. Read more

The Amazing Amazon – Part I – Lima, Peru

On October 5, 1913, Theodore Roosevelt sailed from the United States to begin his exploration of the Amazon River in Brazil.  Exactly ninety-nine years later to the day, I departed from the USA for a journey into the Amazon River rainforest of Peru. Read more