Neil and Gay in South America travel blog


We had an interesting day touring Cusco. They had a weekly festival going on, which was good fun- folk dancing, music, roasted guinea pigs, etc. The only downfall was, I(Gay) had my wallet stolen out of my pocket. Luckily, we still have our passports, Neil´s cards, and I cancelled mine.

We took a short flight to Puerto Moldonado and a 4 hour boat ride up the Amazon, near the Brazil border. The refuge we stayed at was beautiful, very open concept with no outside walls, only curtains for doors and cold showers. We had a tree frog on our toilet! Another couple left early as there was a snake in their room! We had some interesting walks and boat rides day and night seeing wildlife and an organic farm. We saw toucans, herons, a wood stork, tamarind monkeys, capybaras, howler monkeys, screaming pijas, macaws, weaver birds, etc.

We are back in Lima overnight before we head to Quito, Ecuador. The next day we head out to the Galapagos for 5 days. There is a family from Calgary staying on that part of the tour with us.

We have been lucky enough not to have had any rain yet, and didn´t need any insect repellent either. The weather has been quite cool though and need fleece most nights, except in the Amazon. We have been generally in good health, so are keeping our fingers crossed!

Thanks to everyone for your messages, it´s great to hear from you.



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