After leaving the floating islands of the Urus we rode the boat 1 hour towards the Bolivian boarder. The entire lake Titicaca was spread out in front of us. The waters turned bluer and bluer as well as crystal clear. Our guide, Miguel, explained to us that the island of Tequile was very unique. The [...]
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I spotted a llama grazing on the terraces. The llamas are very important animals here in Peru as I learned in Awana Kancha. I yelled up the mountain, “Are you Pachamama?” Another llama, who was standing on top of the terraces, looked down at me and with a laugh in his voice said, “of course [...]
The crystal skull told us that Pachamama is here in this sacred place of Machu Picchu, but where???? Could it not have been a little bit more specific. Thank goodness I spotted a Chinchilla. Could it be Pachamama? It does look very cute. Chinchilla, are you Pachamama? No, Jose, just look around you. You will [...]
I received a tip from one of the local vendors at Pisac mercado to go and check out Awana Kancha. Awana Kancha is a project of private initiative, associated to 14 communities (420 families) of native people, who made the ancestral weaving process their principal activity and way of life. No wonder all these animals [...]
I am sitting on the beach of the Pacific Ocean at Manuel Antonio National Park near Quepos. For those of you tracking my location, the coordinates are 9.5N, 84.2W. This one of most beautiful beaches I have seen. The jungle seems to come right next to the ocean. It so peaceful listening to the sounds [...]
Walking with a nature guide through the park A white tailed deer is the national mammal of Costa Rica. This one was a mommy of two twin fawns. We saw many two and three toed sloths. Did you know that they only have to come down the tree once every 7 days in order to [...]
They say that they are more monkeys than humans in Manuel Antonio. We were fortunate to spot various little monkeys playing while on our tour through the National Park.
As we have mentioned before, the camouflage ability of some animals are incredible. If it were not for the trained eye of our guides, we would have missed some of these animals completely. Can you spot them?
We continued our journey to Manuel Antonio National Park. At around lunch time we took a break and were taken on a Crocodile Safari. We took off on a boat with Hansel, a guide, and Santiago the boat driver. Hansel was very knowledgeable and pointed out soooo many different animals to us along the way. [...]
While Jose was waiting for his coconut to be cut, a cute little parakeet flew on his head. He introduced himself as “Paco”. Since he was such a friendly little fellow, Jose thought he may be able to help us in our search of the crystal skull. He asked Paco, if he had ever heard [...]