All the photos

This page is mainly here for me. It's all the photos lumped together on one page. It is a lot of photos. I don't expect people to come here because it slows your computer to a crawl.


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Miraflores Church and Parque Central
9:55pm 24th February 2012
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View of the Pacific shore at Lima
10:15pm 24th February 2012
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Bridge in Miraflores
10:17pm 24th February 2012
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The Lovers Statue in Parque del Amor
10:18pm 24th February 2012
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Looking north up the coast
10:22pm 24th February 2012
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The central footpath on Av Jose Pardo
10:43pm 24th February 2012
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This house in Lima had a bizarre statue garden
1:16am 25th February 2012
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This lion overlooks Ovalo de Miraflores and is nicknamed Guardian of the City
2:35am 25th February 2012
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Parque Central in Miraflores
3:38am 25th February 2012
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Fountain and entrance to Parque Central
3:44am 25th February 2012
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Parque Cervantes
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Victor Raul statue and tribute park
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Plaza Miguel Grau
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Surrounds of Plaza de San Martin
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Surrounds of Plaza de San Martin
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Plaza de San Martin
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Plaza de San Martin
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Plaza de Armas
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Palacio de Gobierno
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Cathedral of Lima and Plaza de Armas
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Cathedral of Lima
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San Cristobal mountain
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San Francisco Monastery
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Every monastery needs an armoured car
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San Francisco Monastery
5:45am 25th February 2012
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San Cristobal looking up Abancay
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Close up of the gryphons in the Palace of Justice
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Palace of Justice
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The expressway and 28 de Julio. Just normal Lima traffic
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One of the many churches in Lima
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Still figuring out where this is
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And back to Miraflores
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Large bowl with seals found in the ruins at Huaca Pucllana
2:14am 26th February 2012
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Huaca Pucllana, my first Inca ruins, right in the middle of town
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Made out of adobe bricks because they didn't have rocks
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They're still escavating it
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One of the tombs in which they found evidence of human sacrifice
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See what I mean about it being in the middle of town
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The sides, showing how high it was
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A cotton bush
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Alpacas
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Then back to the coast, I want to go paragliding now
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Lighthouse at Parque El Faro, Miraflores
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The cliffs suffer from erosion
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The lovers again
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Looking back up past Parque del Amor, Raimondi and El Faro
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Rosa Nautica 02
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Looking south towards Parque Salazar (on the left) and Aqua Dulce
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Av Jose Pardo
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Flying into Cusco
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Ducking around the mountains to swing into Cusco
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Central courtyard of the hotel (Hostal Corihuasi) and my introduction to steps and altitude
3:05am 27th February 2012
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Calle Suecia in Cusco
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Our first group meal with the full group
3:30am 27th February 2012
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Our first full group meal in a cafe on Plateros just off the main square in Cusco
3:41am 27th February 2012
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Plaza De Armas, Cusco
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The puma is the symbol of Cusco and they have them on their lamp posts
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Kei after getting foamed
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Half the group after getting foamed
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Cusco Cathedral
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Jesus Maria church, right next to the cathedral
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Cusco Cathedral and Plaza De Armas
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Netsumi and Kei got foamed badly
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Santa Clara arch, unsurprisingly on Santa Clara beside Plaza San Francisco
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Jansen, Natsumi, Kie and some amazing hot chocolate from the Chocolate Museum. This stuff was orgasmically good.
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Kei made friends with almost every dog we saw
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There were VWs everywhere, but apparently they're still in production, so not unsurprising
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The walk back to the hotel
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They take graffiti to a new level in Peru
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Me at Hostal Corihuasi in Cusco
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Me again at Hostal Corihuasi
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And again at the hotel
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It looks like I'm expecting an English afternoon tea
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The hotel courtyard again
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Room door at the hotel in Cusco
6:01am 27th February 2012
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This is Hotel Monasterio in Cusco. We didn't stay there, but I believe Bono was there when I took this
8:45am 27th February 2012
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Looking out over Cusco in the morning
8:19pm 27th February 2012
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This is the river we went rafting on
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It flows into the Amazon eventually
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After we had finished rafting
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We all got a nice group lunch
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My memory of Peru - Steep hills and steps. Lots of steps
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A steep front guarden
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Little winding alley behind the hotel
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View of the outskirts of Cusco
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Heather when we were learning how to make Pisco Sours
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Jansen, Netsumi and Jana making Pisco Sours
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South and Central Americas take lemonaid to new heights.
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Ralph and Heather
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Alpaca... yum.
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Cusco Cathedral at night
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Church of San Francisco at night
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Plaza De Armas at night
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Close up of the fountain in Plaza De Armas
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Plaza De Armas
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Looking back towards Plaza De Armas on gringo alley
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Cusco from the hotel
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Plaza De Armas from the hotel
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Coricalle (alley) behind the hotel
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The hotel courtyard and my nemisis... the morning stagger to the dining room
8:33pm 28th February 2012
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Me! with our first view of Sacred Valley
9:24pm 28th February 2012
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Everyone taking photos of Sacred Valley
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Sacred Valley, this time without me
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Looking out at Sacred Valley
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Close up on the fields
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Tina, Ralph and Jansen overlooking Sacred Valley
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Ralph and Jansen at Sacred Valley
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Welcoming sign to the district
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The majority of the houses have the two bulls on the roofs and I don't have enough space here to explain why.
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Spinning alpaca wool
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Weaving by hand
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Villagers
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Drying the wool after its been dyed
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Drying the wool after its been dyed
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One day this will be shorn... or eaten... or both
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Typical hillside village
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Taking the sheep to the fields
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The weavers
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Looking down the valley from the village
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A different view of the Sacred Valley
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This is a wild pepper plant
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First glimpse of the Inca terraces
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Looking back down the road to Pisac
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The weeds are very pretty
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The Pisac ruins and terraces
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Our guide, Ralph, Healther and Jansen at Pisac
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Pisac Terraces
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Pisac and the Valley
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Track around the point from Pisac (Look carefully and you can see people)
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No idea what these are, they look like little yellow balls
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Close up of the terraces
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The ruins of Pisac's village
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The holes in the cliff are tombs
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Looking up the creek at Pisac
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This has to be a relative of the lupins we get in Australia
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Tina in her typical pose
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Everything just grows where it can
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Terraces and their drainage
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A cactus
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Looking from Pisac back across the Sacred Valley
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Me among the ruin - very narrow walkways
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Me at Pisca
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Pisac from the village
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The terraces and village
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A rough rockwall
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A nice yellow flower
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A more carefully made rockwall
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Another purple lupin
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These holes meant they could tie doors across the openings
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Pisac
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Looking down from Pisac
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Ralph wondering how he got there
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This is almost, but not quite, a violet
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Natsumi wondering how to get on the other side of the wall
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Our guide at Pisac
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Looking up between the buildings
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The terraces from the village
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Netsumi in a rare no-thumbs-up pose
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High quality stonework which means it was a building of importance
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Never seen a pink clover like this before
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Stairs along the water drainage
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More purple lupins
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A bug!
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The semi-restored ruins of Pisac
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Mountains, graffiti and fields in the Sacred Valley
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An alpaca
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Rastapharian Llama
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I think this is a hibiscus
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I should know what this is, I'll remember at 2am tonight
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Macaws
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Another macaw
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Close up of a macaw
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Cochineal bugs on a prickly pear cactus. Silver now, but squash them and they turn red
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Ollantaytambo. Our second set of Inca ruins
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I loved the way they'd make steps for themseves
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Looking across at Ollantaytambo town and the grain storehouses
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View of the temple on top of the mountain
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Looking back up the valley
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Impressive stone work
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A moth we found
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Doorway of the temple
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This was a taranchula of some sort, no idea what though
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Tina, photographing a tarantula
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The Incas use every available space
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Ralph, photographing the photographer
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Looking over the ruins and up the side valley
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Another view of the side valley and ruins
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Tight lines on the stone
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This was the unfinished temple at the top
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Decorative top to the railings
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Motif carved into the stone in the temple
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Part of the altar stone
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Looking up to the top of the mountain
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Me, taking it all in.
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Rougher walls, so some less flash buildings
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Looking down the terraces to the valley floor
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Prickly!
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My succulents don't look like this
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Some buildings completely encompase the terraces, making them excellent defensive points.
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Looking across to the temple
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I loved the way plants just cling to the rock faces
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The gang at Ollantaytambo
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Looking back towards the temple from around to one side
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Now everyone's looking over the edge at Ollantaytambo
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Looking down a staircase and drain through the terraces
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Red daisy
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Yello daisy
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A hairy fly and a pretty flower.
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And a small white daisy
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Everyone admiring the view
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The grain store houses were high up for easy defence
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Path around to one of the storehouses
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Walking down the steps at Ollantaytambo
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Ralph and Tina admire the stones
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This is looking up a drain beside one of the staircases
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The creek still flows through the channels made for it
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And over one of the fountains
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Looking back up towards the terraces
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Another rock fountain
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I believe this is one of the fountain altars they had
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This room had a view back to the main site
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Tina gets possessed from time to time. Give her pisco sours and she goes into remission
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Next morning the cloud was out
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The train to take us to Aguas Calientes
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Jansen and Tina on the way to Aguas Calientes, it was early
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Ralph and Heather on the train to Aguas Calientes
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There are little sidings and stations all the way along the train tracks.
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Aguas Calientes station
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Statue of Manco Capac in Aguas Calientes
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Another pretty moth
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Kei, Jana, Jansen and me! in Aguas Calientes
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The markets at Aguas Calientes
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There is not much space at Aguas Calientes, look at the places squeezed between the river and the rail.
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The pond there had trout in it
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I'm sure the statue was deep and meaningful to someone
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Looking up the creek that runs through town
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Then down the creek towards the river
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Looking out over town and down the valley
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Artwork on the wall in Aguas Calientes
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This is the Urubamba River now quite in flood
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Manuel and Heather looking at the river at Aguas Calientes
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Ralph, Heather and Manuel on the infamous walk
3:15am 1st March 2012
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The road to Machu Picchu beside the Urubamba River. Yes, I got very wet
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Netsumi, Kei and Tina in Aguas Calientes
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Looking down the main street of Aguas Calientes
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First glimpse of Machu Picchu looming out of the mist
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I use to lag behind everyone
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My favourite group pic with Machu Picchu in the backgr... oh, wait...
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lichen in the trees
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Everyone walking into the mist at Machu Picchu
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Lots of rock walls everywhere
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Heather in the mist in Machu Picchu
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Drains on the terraces
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Terraces in the mist
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What you think is a natural cliff turns out to be cut blocks
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Spider web and morning dew
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Terraces and the end of the Inca trail
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Stairways that disappear
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More dew
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This is looking up the Inca Trail towards the Sun Gate
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The Hut of the Caretaker
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Funerary Rock
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We thought this was a temple gate. Its not, its a tiny rock room
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Heather and Jana after everyone else had disappeared
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I loved the way it disappeared into the mist
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More terraces
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The tiny hut we thought was a temple
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Looking back at the Hut of the Caretaker
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Path up to the Inca Bridge
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More of the path
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Path to the Inca Bridge
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It has quite a drop on one side
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Yes, quite the drop
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The Inca Bridge, they don't let you cross it
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Looking down at the Urubamba River
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Close up of the Inca Bridge
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What was this pose? At the Inca Bridge at Machu Picchu
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Heather at the Inca Bridge, Machu Picchu
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Heather and Jana walking back from the Inca Bridge
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Another of the Inca Bridge
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Jana and Heather walking back from the bridge
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Jana and Heather walking back from the bridge
10:01pm 1st March 2012
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Jana at Machu Picchu
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The mist is beginning to clear
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Now we can start to see more
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The gang milling about at Machu Picchu
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But its still got a lot of cloud about
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Looking back towards the entrance
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More of the gang milling about at Machu Picchu
10:14pm 1st March 2012
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Looking towards the Industrial sector
10:16pm 1st March 2012
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Another drainage ditch, I did like these didn't I?
10:21pm 1st March 2012
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Passing the time in Machu Picchu
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Heading down to pick up our guide
10:26pm 1st March 2012
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Still walking down for the guide
10:27pm 1st March 2012
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The first buildings you see as you enter
10:28pm 1st March 2012
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One of the paths up to the Hut of the Caretaker
10:29pm 1st March 2012
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Jansen with his passport stamped
10:35pm 1st March 2012
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Looking down at the river
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These are the first glimpses of the site from the entrance
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A little bit of moss
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A lot of moss
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Jana exploring Machu Picchu
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Drains and steps
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Looking towards the industrial and residential sectors
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Looking across the terraces
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Looking up the terraces at the Hut of the Caretaker
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Industrial and residential sectors
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The classic shot of me at Machu Picchu
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What is up with my poses?
10:56pm 1st March 2012
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The terraces and the steps they put in
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Old staircases either side of the drain
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Almost the classic shot, with the carved channel in the foreground stones
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Looking back towards the entrance
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Window in the Temple of the Sun
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Stonework of the Temple of the Sun and Royal Tomb
11:16pm 1st March 2012
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Impressive doorway near the Royal Palace
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A snail
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One of the fountains, which still works
11:23pm 1st March 2012
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Looking back out across the valley
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Here you can see the channelled creek
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Walking up to the Sacred Plaza
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The buildings were not big
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Tina taking a photo... what a surprise
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Looking down at the Temple of the Sun
11:25pm 1st March 2012
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Taking photos at the quarry at Machu Picchu
11:34pm 1st March 2012
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Looking contemplative
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The edge of the quarry area and the steep drop
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Looking up towards the main temples
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The quarry and Winay Wanya (the mountain)
11:41pm 1st March 2012
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Principal Temple - one of the few places where I noticed the stonework flagging
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Temple of the Three Windows
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A steep drop down to the river
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Looking back over the temples and quarry towards Winay Wanya
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And towards the entrance
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Another of the classic tourist shots
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Looking across the plaza to the Residential and Industrial sectors
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I loved the way they used every space and incorporated in the natural stone
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Everyone admiring the Intihuatana
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Looking across the plaza
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Quite the view down the valley
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Impressive rockwalls and aerobatic alpacas
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All of us at Machu Picchu
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Walking down to the plaza
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The Three Doorways building from the plaza
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Pachamama Stone (aka The sacred rock) is is shaped to the same profile as the mountain behind it
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The hard way of cutting steps
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It has a maze of paths
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Me!
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Can you tell we liked the view?
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It was a steep drop
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Thats the trainstation waaaay down there and a hint of the road up
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If I look nervous its because there is a big drop to my left
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The photographers getting themselves ready
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Netsumi in her usual pose
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Everywhere are small rooms and things
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I can't remember the name of this rock, I think it was altar of the puma for some reason?
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I loved the attention to detail
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The perfect place to explore
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Looking back over the site
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Another moth lurking in the shadows
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Buildings in the Industrial zone
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A classic doorway
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They believe this was used for astronomical observations
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The agricultural terraces looking back towards the entrance
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Yeap, that's as close to the edge as I'm going
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Temple of the Condor
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Looking back up from Temple of the Condor to Temple of the Three Windows
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Hand carved steps into solid granite
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Detail of the ends of the buildings, showing how they use to lash the roof on
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Looking up towards the Temple of the Sun
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Windows in the Temples
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Looking over the Prison Group and the Mortars
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Detail of a wall
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Looking at the temple area and Wayna Picchu
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Doorway, the niches on either side are probably for a locking mechanism
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Looking up at the Hut of the Caretaker
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The classic Machu Picchu shots
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The classic shot of the site
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Funerary Rock without the cloud
1:11am 2nd March 2012
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Heading back down towards the entrance
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Where the creek in Aguas Calientes meets the Urubamba River
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Trains passing in Aguas Calientes
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Just where were Ralph and Jana going?
2:50am 2nd March 2012
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They have cute dogs in Peru
3:15am 2nd March 2012
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The train back in Ollantaytambo
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The Ollantaytambo ruins from the train station
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The rare Tina photo pose caught again
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Double rainbow in the Sacred Valley
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Snow on the mountains
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Cusco at night
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Heather and Ralph making passionfruit sours
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Celebrating the results
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Jana pouring out hers
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Manuel was impressed
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Jansen showing off his
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I was a natural
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Confident
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and Modest
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Just look at the result
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Then it was Tina's turn
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Generous servings
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Gets someone else to pour it for her
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Showing off the end results
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Manuel was impressed
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Manuel and our bar tender
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One of the puma heads carved into the stonework in Cusco
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More of my nemisis, steps on Huaynapata in Cusco
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Not so much the door, but look at the doorway
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Many places have balconies like this, I liked the carved panels
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Fountains in Plaza san Blas, Cusco
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Yay! These steps go down. On Alabado looking down Santa Catalina Ancha
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San Pedro Market - Cusco's central market
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Another interesting doorway
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Door near Qorikancha, I'm 98% its suppose to look old, but isn't actually
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Entrance to Cusco's Museum
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Ornate lock on a chest in the hotel
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Cathedral of Santo Domingo
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Tina, Jana, Heather and Ralph having lunch in Cusco
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An old, handmade lock in Cusco
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This angel guy was in our resturant in Cusco, The Fallen Angel Usual place.
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Tina and her Inca Nuts
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Leaving Cusco and heading for Puno
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We hit the snow line!
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And saw a cute lamb
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Looking down the valley pass
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Me at Abra la Raya pass
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And another one at the pass
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Abra la Raya pass - 4338m above sea level
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And just in case you don't believe me, here is a sign
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Some of the stalls you find everywhere when you're a tourist
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Another stall
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Looking back towards Cusco - 3m downhill already apparently
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Parque Mirador de Puma at Puno
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Me with Puno in the background
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This is why its called Parque Mirador de Puma
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Manuel and Netsumi in Puno
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Heather and Ralph, they're a natural couple
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Something is wrong in this picture...
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Manuel and Tina
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We arrived in Puno during one of the (many) festivals
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Puno Cathedral from the main square
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This group of dancers was going for hours
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Back and forth, up and down the streets
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Apparently they won a main prize
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And wanted to show it off
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Everyone about to head down to Lake Titicaca
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Tina and myself travelling in style
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A stealth picture of a local with her huge backpack of stuff
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The Uros people showing off how they build their floating islands on Lake Titicaca
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Then the ladies gave us a demonstration of bartering
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Jansen and Heather go native on Lake Titicaca
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Jansen, Heather and one of the locals
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Netsumi
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This is one their gardens - all floating over a lot of feet of water
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You get the option for a very touristy boat ride (we politely declined)
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Each island has its own group waiting for their corresponding batch of tourists
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These are the reeds they use
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Boats are the only way to get around
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Ralph and Heather on Lake Titicaca
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Ralph and Heather again
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Manuel and Tina, working hard
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Tina has a bout of activity
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Then she goes back to holding the cushions down again
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First glimpse of the Island of Taquile on Lake Titicaca
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Entrance gate to Taquile Island
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The walk up to the main square almost killed me
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A bit over 2000 people live on the island
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And cows don't seem to have a problem with the altitude
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This is another one I recognise from gardens back home
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Bell tower of the church in the main square
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One of the entrances to the main square
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Kei and Netsumi at Tequile Island
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The bell tower may need some work done to it
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Some of the locals
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Lunch - (trout)
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Having lunch on Tequile
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Walking back down to the lake was a lot easier than walking up
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And we could admire the views
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A different entrance gate
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Notice the rather unique hinges on the gate
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Still walking down
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Some of the boats the islanders use
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Our boat with everyone on the sun deck
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Ralph, Jansen, Netsumi and Manuel playing cards on the way back
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Heading back through the reeds
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It sometimes isn't as deep as you think it is
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Dinner
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Our cultural moment with a university group showing local dances from different areas of Peru
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Then we went to the Positive Rock 'n Raeggae bar
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Where you can draw notes and leave them on the wall
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So we left our mark
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Jansen getting his tattoo
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Netsumi's turn now
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The following morning we heading for Bolivia
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This is looking back into Peru
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And forward into Bolivia
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Welcome to Bolivia
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The gang at the Bolivian border
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I saw my first suicide shower in Copacabana
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At Tiquina we all get off the bus and go across Titicaca by boat while the bus gets its own boat
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First glimpse of La Paz
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Just a shot showing the chaos that is La Paz traffic
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We visited the Witches Market
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But no one had dried llama fotuses on their list, so we didn't pick one up
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A lovely day for a bike ride
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Yeap, lovely weather
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Lovely day for a bike ride
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Welcome to sunny Bolivia!
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Me at 4700m at La Cumbre Pass. Lovely weather for a ride
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Slowly getting below the clouds on the Death Road
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I look serious in my bike gear
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Looking back up the Death Road
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Looking down the Death Road
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Everyone questioning their sanity at on the Death Road
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Netsumi and Tina on the Death Road
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Notice how waterfalls fall onto the road
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Just below the cloud line
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Jansen is a victim of the Death Road
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It's not very wide and next to no guard rails and up to 600m straight down on the other side
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Getting further into the river valley
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Just a nice section of road - you can see workmen if you look hard enough
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It is prone to the odd landslide
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The successful conqueror of Death Road
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A big, pink orchid
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A not so pink, but just as big, orchid
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No idea what this is
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Big and red
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These look like they're from a Dr Who show
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Orange, red and with a fly
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Another yellow flower
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A white whispy flower in the jungle
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These are from the ginger family
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The white, whispy flower again
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At the bottom of the Death Road, about 5 hours after getting started in the snow
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This is coming back up the new road
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Back in La Paz, the view from the hotel
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La Paz is packed in like nothing I had ever seen before
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View of the street
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Same view at night
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Behind the hotel at night
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The city really lights up the sky
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I would hate to deal with this mess of wires
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Che Guevara in La Paz
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Kei makes another friend
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A couch in our hotel in Sucre
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Me at Plaza Anzures with Sucre in the background
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This was originally the Archbishop's Palace, then the Government Palace in the main square at Sucre
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Courtyard of our hotel the Independencia
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Another pic of the courtyard
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Ralph and Manuel playing pool in Sucre
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Meat section of Sucre's central market
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More of the market
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Sucre had such interesting doors
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This paw was on the base of a statue in Sucre
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And the statue itself
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I loved the door knockers
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Wonderful carved door in Sucre
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A lovely door in Sucre, inside needs some work though
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Heading towards Potosi
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Welcome to Potosi, world's highest city - 4070m
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Potosi is dominated by Cerro Rico, the mountain they mine for silver
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Someone's garage door in Potosi
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I'm guessing this is a crane in Potosi
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Plaza 10 de Noviembre, one of the central plazas in Potosi
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Main door of the National Mint at Potosi
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Main door of the National Mint at Potosi
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First courtyard in Casa National de la Moneda (National Mint, now a museum)
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Sundial in the mint
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Badge on one of the steam trains on display in the mint
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Old die stamps used in making coins and medals
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The original horse drawn punches
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They look like medieval torture devices
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A carved frog made out of a single piece of stone
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Arches in the mint
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An old typesetting machine they had there
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Some of the silver displays
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My artistic shot of the old gears
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One of the locks at the Mint
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Milling machinery in the mint
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One of the old presses
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La Merced, one of the old churches in Potosi
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This cash register was in our hotel
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These are gifts we could buy to give to the miners - goodie bags of food, drink and coca leaves. 94% alcohol. Ammonium Nitrate. Even sticks of TNT
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Kei's next friend
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An old sewing machine... very old
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Cerro Rico and all the different mines over it
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Getting ready for the mine in Potosi
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Jana, Manuel and Kei all set for the mines
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Jana and Heather and their friend
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Walking in the dark...
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The entrance we used and what looks like asbestos on the walls
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Manuel discovers he can find valuables in the ground
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Then everyone else had to have a shot
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Pedro and Manuel
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Pedro and Netsumi
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Jana and Pedro
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Mineral deposits
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Back down the rabbit hole
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Jansen waiting his turn
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I never noticed the broken beam at the time, I just wanted a shot of the tunnel
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Netsumi. I wonder if she knew about that beam above her?
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Netsumi heading back to the surface
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Back out on the surface and looking at the tailing dumps
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Looking back up at the remains of a once proud mountain
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On the road heading to Uyuni
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On the road heading to Uyuni
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I call these the bacon hills
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It did start to rain, then snow on us on the way
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A rainbow over the landscape
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Welcome to the first glimpses of the Bolivian highlands
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And now the first glimpse of Uyuni
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The main road in Uyuni, thats the soccer stadium on the right
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Av Ferroviaria, the other main road in Uyuni. Not much happens there.
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I did love this former railway vehicle
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Statue on teh main road, you can tell its a railway junction
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A carved door in Uyuni, most unexpected
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We hit the salt flats, that's a big pile of salt
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Those funny white bricks at the top - they're salt too
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Tina ready to head out onto the salt flats
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Netsumi at the salt flats
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Salar de Uyuni - The salt flats
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Fantastic scenary
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It goes on for miles
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Manuel works his magic
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And you get to be chased by dinosaurs
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Jana taking it easy
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Early on in the photoshoot
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Further into the photoshoot
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Netsumi finding inner peace
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Jana and Netsumi searching for meaning
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Netsumi is way too flexiable
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I can meditate on a bottle of wine (Yes, I can cross my legs like that)
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See what I mean?
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This is not a natural pose
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The salt bring out the flexibility in everyone
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These are the salt crystals on the surface and yes, they do hurt to walk on in bare feet
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Bob hitches a lift on Tina's hat
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We had some spectacular weather for it, I'm glad it was not just blue sky
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Everyone got to make fools of themselves in front of the camera
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This is our guide getting ready to jump
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I loved the way the salt just disappears to the horizon
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The storm front gave it a much more moody atmosphere
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I took a lot of photos of it
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This is how they harvest the salt, rake it into piles, leave to to dry, then take it to town
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Everyone just walked off towards the horizon
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Tina took more photos
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Ralph, heather and Jana on the salt flats
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Then we found some water which gives amazing reflections
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Ralph and Heather showing true love
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So everyone had to have their photo taken with the reflections
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See what I mean?
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We drove in a Toyosa!
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I have no idea what this was, but I doubt it works now
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The truck is a local truck filled with salt. The 4x4s are filled with tourists
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Our driver liked his after-market accessories in the car
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Uyuni is known for its train graveyard. A plethera of old, gutted steam engines
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Old axel and wheel
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Most of the engines are still on the tracks
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Old engines at the Uyuni train graveyard
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Heather at the train graveyard
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Its interesting seeing the engines with bits stripped away
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One of the old wheels
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One of the cool things to make out of iron scrap at the train graveyard
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Artistic shot of old gearing
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Some of the different engines rusting into the desert
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Some engines have had slight problems remaining on the tracks
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A wheel, manufactured 23rd of January, 1939
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Active tracks leading away from Uyuni
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Active trakcs leading back to Uyuni
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Thats the salt flat over there
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The road down to our overnight stop in Alota
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Plants that grow here are tough
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Packing up in the morning - the joys of making it all fit
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Main street of Alota where we stayed the night
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Main street of Alota looking east, back towards Uyuni
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Grazing alpacas
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This stuff looks soft, but it must be incrediably hardy to grow here
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First stop was only about 20minutes out of Alota, amazing rock formations
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Tina and Jana at one with nature
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Enjoying the rocks in Bolivia
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Kie wandering around the rocks
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Ralph's turn to wander around the rocks
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Everyone admiring the view
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Artistic shot
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Our guide making people work for their trip
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Netsumi in charge
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Netsumi giving her impression of a fashion shoot
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Kei, Heather and our guide
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Me under the wing of an eagle
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Cerro Tomasamil I believe
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Watch out for livestock. A very photographed sign
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One of the mountains near Laguna Chulluncani
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I really, really like this photo. No idea of the name of the mountain though
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We stopped for a snow fight
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There is the snow we were scraping up, it really accents the rock ripples
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One of the rock formations, I loved the bubbles of plants
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Patches of snow and alpacas!
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More alpacas
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I took lots of photos of alpacas
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Alpacas have an amazing view with Cerro Chulluncani in the background
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They were much better at keeping their feet dry than we were
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Everyone admiring the snow and llamas
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This one had a collar
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Netsumi finds the llamas
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Tina finds herself stranded
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Cerro Chulluncani near Laguna Chulluncani
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More alpacas
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We got abandoned at Laguna Chulluncani and had to walk
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Spectacular views though
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Laguna Chulluncani and Cerro Caquella
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Still walking to the car
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Butterfly on the shores of Laguna Chulluncani
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Birds on Laguna Chulluncani. I still have no idea why they didn't freeze
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Cerro Caquella seen across Laguna Chulluncani
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Our cars on Laguna Chulluncani
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Looking Laguna Chulluncani towards where we were heading
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Coming over the hills
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Hitting the gravel flats with our lunch spot in the distance
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This might be called Laguna Pastos Grand - It's where we stopped for lunch
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Everyone took lots of photos
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Lots of amazing reflections
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Little wading birds
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And out first look at flamingos
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This is a very trippy photo which can take a while to figure out
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Ex volcano on the other side of the lake
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More flamingos
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A cute LGB (Little Grey Bird)
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We came through a pass in these mountains
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And this plant must be almost unkillable
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Heather stalking the flamingos (The flamingos won)
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More amazing reflections
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I think this was some type of kiln originally
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And I'm guessing this was an old lodge of some sort
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More nice reflections
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And looking back the way we had come again
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Stopped for lunch at Laguna Pastos Grand
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Everyone having lunch
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The different ruins and the lake
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The flamingos in the corner
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Another old ruin
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Back on the road, heading for the next spot
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One of the formations on the way
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Our rivals... the other 4x4
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The base of Cerro Chascon and the rocks you have to pick through
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Some of the rocks are rather large
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The scree slopes
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Looking out over Laguna Kara
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That is where were headed after the lake
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Laguna Kara
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Driving through the highland flats
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The border with Chile is just over those mountains
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More of the landscape
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Some more of the mountains
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That's our rival car, they took a quicker route, I'm sure that's cheating
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These are the rock formations near the Stone Tree
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Big, weird and wonderful rocks
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Some have been abruptly broken
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And this is the famous Stone Tree
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Me under the Stone Tree
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I'm reasonably confident this is Cerro Negro
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Netsumi found herself a tyre at the ranger's station at Laguna Colorada
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Tina performing urgent camera surgery
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Mountains around Laguna Colorada
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Laguna Colorada and Punta Grande
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Flamingos in Laguna Colorada
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Flamingos in Laguna Colorada
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Not a flamingo in Laguna Colorada
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More flamingos
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A flamingo egg (They don't make good parents)
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Flamingos, Laguna Colorada and Cerro Pabellon
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Laguna Colorada with flamingos in the background
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Flamingos coming in to land
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More flamingos
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More flamingos
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More flamingos
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More flamingos
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Flamingos and Punta Grande
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Flamingos
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Before adopting her usual pose at Laguna Colorada
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The last of the flamingos
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Jansen, Jana, Netsumi, Kei and Ralph walking back to the car
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Just Jansen, Jana, Netsumi and Kei
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Heading away from the lake towards our night's accomidation
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The Sol de Manana geyser field, it was 5am and at 4800-5000+m depending on what source you get
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Laguna Collpa just before dawn
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Laguna Collpa at dawn
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The sun coming down the mountains behind the lake
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Everyone sitting around with their feet in the thermal spring at Laguna Collpa
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Mountains and the Jara Pampa (plain) on the way to Laguna Verde
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Mountains on the way to Laguna Verde
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Mountains on the way to Laguna Verde
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This is more a hill than a mountain
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Licancabur volcano over Laguna Verde
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Laguna Verde and Licancabur volcano
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Juriques volcano by Laguna Verde
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Looking back up the shallow end of Laguna Verde
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A tourist pose at Laguna Verde
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Jana, Heather and Ralph at Laguna Verde
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Licancabur volcano
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The other side of Juriques volcano
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This is the bus that never made it
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The Bolivian/Chilian border
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Cerro Toco volcano in Chile
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Heading up to Death Valley in Chile
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Looking down into Death Valley in Chile
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This is Death Valley near San Pedro de Atacama, Chile. We were on the other side of that volcano about 6 hours earlier
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The pale layers are ash from volcanic eruptions
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Licancabur and Juriques volcanos
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Sandunes on the edge of the desert
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Walking back down
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Different bands in the rocks
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The ash layers get eroded away faster
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Tina in Valley of the Moon
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Looking out over Valley of the Moon
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The road goes through some spectacular scenery
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This kitty was at the visitors centre
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Jansen in Valley of the Moon
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Valle de la Luna (Valley of the Moon)
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Edge of a dune and the flats in Valle de la Luna
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Looking along the edge of the dune
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Valley of the Moon
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Resisting the urge to run down the sand dune at Valley of the Moon
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Looking back towards Licancabur
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The ridge you walk up
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You use to be allowed onto the dune, but not any more
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Walking back to the bus at Valley of the Moon
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Glimpse through the different valleys
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Tina, Netsumi and Kei
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The white looks like snow, but its actually salts
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Valle de la Luna
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Valle de la Luna
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One of the eroded hills
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The Three Marys (Although now there are only 2.5 of them)
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Bob's hiding in the scenery
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The gang at the Three Marys
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I was trying to do my superman impression
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It didn't work
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Netsumi got frightenly close to the edge
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We took turns sitting out on the rock (Yes it is a long way down)
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While Tina adopted her usual position
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Looking back over the valley at sunset
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When we arrived we were the first there, but it gets popular at sunset
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This was a head-dress on the wall at the restaurant at San Pedro de Atacama
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Main square (Plaza de Armas) in San Pedro de Atacama
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The covered market (Paseo Artesanal) in San Pedro
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The volcano looms over everything
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Another dog
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Food preparing at San Pedro
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Jansen and Ralph man the bbq
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Manuel, Netsumi and Heather dig in
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Along with Tina and Jansen
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Ralph's meal was so big, he gets his own photograph
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Everyone digs in
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Savouring the meal that was
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One of the gnarled trees beside where we had lunch
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After the meal there was some serious vegging by the pool
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Once you're out of the centre of town, the roads begin to get basic
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Walking to the plane in Calama to take us to Santiago
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The Escondida mine we flew over, one of the highest commercial mines in the world
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Two fighters at Antofagasta airport where we had a stop-over
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Tina strolling through the streets of Santiago
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I still have no idea of the name of this building, other than its over Phillips lane
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Santiago Cathedral
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One of the pedestrian malls. (Love the victory photo bomb)
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Church of St Augustine in Santiago, famous for having a crown of thorns on Christ's neck instead of on his head
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Santiago Cathedral again
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Statue of Pedro De Valdivia in Santiago's main square
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National History Museum
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Fountain in the middle of the main square
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Statue honouring one of the Incas responsible for kicking out hte Spanish
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This was a building in Santiago, big doors and they use a tiny part of them
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Palacio de La Moneda - The former mint and now Presidental Palace
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Santiago's Wall Street financial sector
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The Teatro Municipal - Santiago Opera House
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Tree in front of Santa Lucia-Hill
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This was a gift from the Germans to Chile for their centenary
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I loved this building on Merced with a gargoyle
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The really cool gargoyle in Santiago
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Another pic of the centenary present, you just don't get presents like that these days
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This is a condor
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This place was a restaurant, but had been being restored for the past three years
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La Chascona, former home of Pablo Neruda (A famous poet)
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I liked the gargoyle so much, I took another pic of it
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Santa Lucia
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This was a building in Santiago. I do like the entry statement
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Dinner on the last night
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Comparing photos
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Taking photos
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Tucking into dinner
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Kei and Netsumi say goodbye
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Tina and Jana
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Ralph and Heather
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Netsumi, Tina and Jana
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Netsumi, Manuel and Kei
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El Castillo showing one restored and one unrestored side
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The classic shot of Chichen Itza - Kukulcan Pyramid or El Castillo
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Closeup of El Castillo
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Platform of the Jaguars
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Tzompantli (Yes, they are skulls) They would display the heads of their enemies here
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Outside the ball court
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Quite worn detail on top of the ball court
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This is here to show the colours which have faded everywhere else with time
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Head of one of the serpents
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The great ball court, aka Juego de Pelota
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These were the rings which you had to knock the ball through
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Motif showing the ball teams (7 a side)
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With detail of one of the captains having his head cut off
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Side wall of the ball court
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Detail on one of the platforms (back of the jaguar platform I think)
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The Sacred Well (Cenote Sagrado), compared to other cenotes, it does not look inviting
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The people on the causeway between the main site and the well
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I did like the way some things still just ran into the vegetation
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Glimpse of El Castillo from behind the Venus platform
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Another view of El Castillo
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Dig almost anywhere and you'll find ruins
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Same way that look closely and you'll see iguanas
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The Ossuary pyramid
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A Chac Mool, it was never made clear what their purpose was
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Another side of the Ossuary pyramid
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Caracol (which means snail) aka the Observatory
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La Iglesia (which means the Church, next to the Nunnery)
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The main Nunnery building, named because the stonework reminded the finders of a convent
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Faces of Chaac, on the La Iglesia
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Back of La Iglesia
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Profile pic of La Iglesia, those hooks on the corners are noses on the face of Chaac, the god of rain and lightning
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A classic Mayan style arch with the Observatory in the background
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Another shot of the Observatory
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And another iguana
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One of the platforms near the Ossuary
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Me looking casual at Chicken Itza
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Yeap, still looking casual
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Back at El Castillo
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Another of El Castillo showing the excvated door which leads to the inner pyramids
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One of the serpents on El Castillo
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Temple of the Warriors and the Group of a Thousand Columns
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Detail on the columns, each is carved with a warrior on each side
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Temple of the Big Tables, the small pyramid beside Temple of the Warriors
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Some more of the columns which form part of the Group of a Thousand Columns
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Jaguar
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Another jaguar
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A Chac Mool
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El Castillo again
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Decorations on the Venus platform I think
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More detail of the decorations
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And again
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Detail on the jaguar platform
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El Castillo and everyone getting ready to watch the snake shadow (Just starting to appear on the left staircase)
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The Great Ball Court. It is big
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Merida Cathedral
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Government Palace in Merida
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Merida Cathedral
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Covered walkway between the cathedral and museum of art in Merida
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Plaza Grande in Merida
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Merida Cathedral
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One of the entrance ways to a hacienda
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Abandoned machine house of a hacienda. Here they would process the henequen, a type of agave cactus which they turned into rope
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Stone walls in the village of Chankanan, on the way to the cenotes
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Our horse and rail cart (truk) to take us to the cenotes
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Sophie and Michael
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Sophie and Michael again
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It's 7km to the first one
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Tamryn and myself, heading out to the cenotes
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Cenote Bolonchoojol, Apparently called the Nine Holes Cenote because there are nine holes in the roof
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Cenote Bolonchoojol - to get to it you climb down a narrow ladder
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Cenote Bolonchoojol - Then it opens up to this huge space
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Cenote Bolonchoojol - With crystal clear water
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Cenote Bolonchoojol - Thats over 20m deep
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One of the openings of Cenote Bolonchoojol. Don't fall in, its a long way down
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One of the truks passing us
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Another of the horse drawn truks
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Making our way on the old hacienda tracks
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Our group lazing back at Cenote Chansinic'che
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Going for a swim in the cenote
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More fooling about at Cenote Chansinic'che
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These were over the roof, not sure if they're wasps or some kind of swallow
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The Mexican group fooling around the cenote
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Imelda, James and Mathijs, leaving Cenote Chansinic'che
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Jumping into the cenotes, yes, I do hold my nose
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Mathijs Leaping into Cenote de Chelenta
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Lazing about the cenotes
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Cenote de Chelenta
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James on the steps of Cenote de Chelenta
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A temporary bull fighting ring in a town we passed
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Courtyard of out hotel (Hotel Caribe in Merida
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Windows details of Casa de Montejo in Medina
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Casa de Montejo in Medina, just your average home of a conquistador
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There was a dancing demonstration at the front of the City Hall in Merida
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Imelda and her drink in Medina
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Michael and his drink
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The gang and their drinks
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Sophie and her drink
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After a drink or two, things start to get strange...
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Fishing boats on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico near Campeche
2:15am 21st March 2012
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A protea
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Artwork at our hotel in Palenque
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This is a cane toad by the swimming pool at the hotel.
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Ruins at Palenque, Group IV in Group J, notice the tree growing on top
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Bats inside the ruins
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Another bat
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Piece of fallen bee hive on the ground
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It really is the jungle
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And as you can see, it hasn't been cleared yet
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One of the cleared, but not restored pyramids
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Another cleared building
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Temple XIII and Temple of the Inscriptions behind it
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Temple XII
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The skull (God of Death) on Temple XII
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Me at Palenque on the steps of Temple of the Cross
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Looking across the courtyard to the Palace
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The steps up to Temple XII
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This is the tomb inside Temple XIII, yes it is red inside. They found the Red Queen here
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Looking at the steps of Temple of the Inscriptions
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Temple of the Inscriptions
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Archway in the Palace
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Carvings in the courtyard of the palace
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Plaster relief of a in the palace. I think its a jaguar, but it could be a monkey
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Some of the internal ruins of the palace
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Looking across the Palace to Temple of the Inscriptions
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This is here to show the colours that the Palace was painted in
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Temple of the Inscriptions
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Temple XXI, its still under the jungle
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Temple of the Cross
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Not sure what this is, but its nice
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Relief within the Temple of the Foliated Cross
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Looking across Palenque from Temple of the Foliated Cross (Sun Temple on Left, Cross on Right)
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Looking up at Temple of the Cross
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Palenque from Temple of the Cross
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Looking down at Temple of the Sun and Temple XIV
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Top of Temple of the Cross (Green hole on the left has a pergine falcon's nest in it)
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Temple of the Sun
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Temple of the Cross
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Relief in Temple of the Sun (This is a copy, original is in a museum)
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Saara, Michael and Mathijs in Palenque
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Ruins on the way down to the waterfall
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Waterfall just below Palenque
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The North group of Temples
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It was the autumn Equinox and these people were there doing equinox things
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The Count Temple
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Looking back towards the Palace
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Temple XII
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This waterfall is just out of Palenque and you can go for a dip there
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Artistic shot of the waterfall
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Saara looking contemplative
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Saara, Michael and Christopher at the waterfall near Palenque
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Saara, Michael and Christopher cooling off
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Howler monkeys in the tree by the museum
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These are apparently incense burners
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Mayan glyphs
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This is a fresco taken from the temples, look at the colours
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Another incense burner
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I'm pretty sure that's a parrot head
3:42am 22nd March 2012
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The Red Queen's Jade Mortuary Mask
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Carved relief, probably of one of the city rulers
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Scale model of the Palace
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Head of a clay statue
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More ginger flowers
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An American Eagle camper van. Its from Canada
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This is slightly smaller and also from Canada, comes with a matching jeep
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This spider guy kept trying to crawl up my leg
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The far side of this wall was a pond, the near side was the pool, it came with wildlife
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This was the hotel office, bar and restaurant
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Another cane toad
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The group having dinner
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The Common House Gecko, (hemidactylus frenatus) by the pool
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Wasps in the outside light
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This gecko was in the hotel room
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Misol Ha Waterfall, as you can see it had been raining and the river was muddy
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Misol Ha Waterfall
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Even more ginger flowers
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Still no idea about these
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Behind the Misol Ha waterfall, apparently a scene in Preditor was filmed here
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Cataratas de Agua Azul or just Agua Azul
1:30am 23rd March 2012
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Agua Azul, the water really is that shade of blue
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Now I'm resisting the urge to jump in there at Aqua Azul
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Another shot of Agua Azul
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Some orchids
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Some of the stepped falls. The brown is calcification
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Near the top of the falls, looking downriver
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This is one of the spots where you can go swimming (Yes, I did)
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Another shot of where the two channels join up again
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Cathedral in San Cristobal de Las Casas
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The magic electricity tree in the park at Templo de Santo Domingo, San Cristobal
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Birds in the trees just below Chiapa de Corzo
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Bridge over Grijalva River just above the Sumidero Canyon
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This island on the Grijalva River looks like it has an abandoned theme part on it
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Sumidero Canyon
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Birds in the Sumidero Canyon
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Vultures in Sumidero Canyon
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There are lots of vultures there
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Walls of Sumidero Canyon
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More birds
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This is not a bird, its a bitie thing
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Sumidero Canyon
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Bird on the whirlpool of flotsom
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Sumidero Canyon
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A monkey in a tree in the canyon
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Shrine to Our Lady of Guadalupe in a cave in the canyon
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Plants on the canyon walls
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Looking back up the canyon
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This is the christmas tree waterfall, the shapes are calcification from when it rains
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Unfortunately it was dry when we were there
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Looking back up the canyon as you come onto the lake
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Birdlife in the tree
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This is a monument to the workers on the hydro dam which reminds me of a Soviet era monument
1:55am 24th March 2012
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Tail end of the dam, Chicoasen
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Heading back upstream
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The canyon walls
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Heading back the canyon
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Another of the friendly locals
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The bridge appearing in the distance
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The water is flat, but the earth is sinking
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The La Pochota kapok tree where, apparently Chiapa de Corzo was founded
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La Pila Fountain in Chiapa de Corzo's main square
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Main entrance to Santo Domingo in San Cristobal
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The side entrance wasn't as impressive
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Another magic electricity tree back in San Cristobal, this one has a meter!
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Walking down 20 de Noviembre in San Cristobal
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Further down 20 de Noviembre
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And at the end of 20 de Noviembre you reach the Temple and Arch del Carmen
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The Mexico/Guatemala border, this is just inside Guatemala an it looks like a garage sale
1:17am 25th March 2012
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How many people can you fit into the back of a ute? A lot.
2:09am 25th March 2012
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We got caught in a minor traffic jam...
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As you can see by the queue.
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A chicken bus!
3:21am 25th March 2012
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This rock and the damage to the house is why there was a traffic jam - a landslide - 3 months earlier
3:37am 25th March 2012
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James, Mathijs and Christopher with Imelda in the background, heading to Pana
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Sunset on the way to Panajachel (Pana)
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Spicy potatos. Yum.
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Group dinner in Pana
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The docks on Lago de Atitlan at Panajachel
10:32pm 25th March 2012
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Boats on Lago de Atitlan at Panajachel
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Santa Cruz La Laguna from the lake
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Cerro de Oro, it looks high, but two weeks earlier I had been sleeping at twice its height
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This was where we had breakfast, La Casa del Mundo
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Michael, Me and Christopher having breakfast on the lake
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Looking out at San Pedro Volcano
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One of the bays on Lago de Atitlan
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These were hanging from a vine
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Kitty!
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The garden at Casa del Mundo
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And a huge bee
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Orchids and epiphytes go well together
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These were nice
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The lake level rises on a multi-year cycle, so at the moment it looks like Atlantis with lots of things underwater
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Iglesia de Santo Tomas in the Chichicastenango markets
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The markets at Chichicastenango, apparently the biggest in Central America
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A well worn door in Chichicastenango
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Meet the gang at Chichicastenango
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One of the market streets in Chichicastenango
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Mathijs and his Super Cola!
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Calle Santander in Panajachel
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A mecha owl at our hotel in Pana
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The three volcanos - Cerro de Oro, Toliman and Atitlan volcanos
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A dog!
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Sophie, Jamie, Me and Mathijs having breakfast in San Clara La Laguna
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This family gave us breakfast in San Clara La Laguna, part of a sort of culture exchange thing, possibly San Juan, depending on the map
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The church, currently being rebuilt
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This is the Indian head (Turn your head on the side)
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Walking back down to the lake in San Clara La Laguna
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Group shot on the banks of Lago de Atitlan
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This is Hermano Pedro's Hospital and church in Antigua
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Arch of Santa Catalina, Antigua
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San Francisco Church in Antigua
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Mathijs, Imelda and Sophie in Antigua
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Chicken sandwich with salsa... bliss
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Imelda
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Everyone tucking in to dinner in Antigua
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Evidence of a good night out
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Hermano Pedro's Hospital at night
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Front gates of the Convent of Santa Clara, inside is ruins
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Public clothes washing fountain outside Convent of Santa Clara, Antigua
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The road workers get decent hammers in Antigua
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A former church in Antigua
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Another chicken bus, alas, not the one we got
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The Valhalla Macadamia Research Station had a swing
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It worked really well too
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Apparently one of the best toilets around, also at Valhalla Macadamia Research Station
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This was our bus back to Antigua. Cosy.
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One of the ruined buildings in Antigua, I love the octagonal windows
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Christopher
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Alex pointing out that Mathijs is de man!
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Farewell dinner in Antigua with everyone
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Just the facade of what had to have been a church remains
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The fountain in Parque Central (central park)
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Main cathedral in Antigua
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Walking up Pacaya, this was when I was still feeling humid
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Volcan de Agua with Volcan de Fuego in the background
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Another of the two volcanos, they are very close to the town
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Trees growing on the side of Pacaya volcano we were walking up
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Climbing up Pacaya volcano
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The top of Pacaya
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Mathijs, Saara, me and Sophie on top of Pacaya
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This dog followed us all the way up
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Saara getting steamed
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Mind the hole! (It's hot and steamy inside)
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The group looking out towards the other volcanos
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White moth on black rock... not the best camouflage
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Agua, Fuego with Acatenango volcanos just visiable (Fuego was letting out smoke)
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Sliding down one of the outcrops
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Toasting marshmellows over vents in the volcano
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Sophie bracing for a jump
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Yeap, me and volcanos
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Saara has fine form
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Mathijs jumping off rocks
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We made him do it twice
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I am still impressed Saara got this high
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Sophie gets airborn
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And again
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Our guide leaping off the edge
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I wasn't as graceful as everyone else
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The sides of Pacaya volcano (with people)
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Heading down Pacaya
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This is walking back down again (A lot easier than walking up)
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With the other volcanos in the background
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Heading down, this area is about 2-4 years old
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A tree slowly being strangled by vines
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Some sort of white berries, probably hideously toxic, I don't know
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Its a white flower
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Mathijs and Saara
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This is a power plant using the geothermal energy from the volcanos
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Saara, Mathijs, Sophie and James on the rooftop bar in Antigua
8:28am 29th March 2012
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Saara, Mathijs, Sophie and James still on the roof
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Crossing the Rio Dulce, heading back towards Mexico now
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Northern bank of Rio Dulce
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Sunset at Flores, looking over Lago de Peten Itza
7:30am 30th March 2012
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Flores at night
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Scale model of Tikal
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White-nosed Coati
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Another White-nosed Coati, they have cute tails
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A tucan
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Temple at Complex Q in Tikal
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Walking down the temple, its steep
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Altar and matching stone stela at Complex Q, Tikal
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Unexcavated pyramid in group R at Tikal
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Lizard
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Leaf cutter ants
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The jungle
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A rubber tree, the healed cuts are from when the rubber was harvested
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Temple IV, currently being restored and reconstructed in places
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View from Temple IV over Tikal. Look familiar? It was the Ewok homeworld in Return of the Jedi
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Me at Tikal, what is up with that pose?
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Me on the planet of the Ewoks!
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Unfortuantely it wasn't orchid season, but this one was out
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A monkey in the tree behind Talud-Tablero Temple (aka Temple 5C-49, aka Temple of the Three Rooms)
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Temple of the Three Rooms in the Plaza of the Lost World
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Looking over the Plaza of the Lost World (Mundo Perdido)
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I wasn't going to walk around on that ledge, Temple of the Three Rooms
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Exposed side of Three Rooms Pyramid showing the encased pyramids within it
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Building 5D-77, Plaza of the Lost World
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Pretty, but probably a weed
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Monkey in front of Temple III
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The top of Temple III
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An Ocellated Turkey (Meleagris ocellata) in Tikal
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One of the buildings, 5D-82 I think, between Plaza of the Lost World and Plaza of the Seven Temples
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Plaza of the Seven Temples
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Looking back across the Plaza of the Seven Temples at the three ball courts
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The back of the palace (Structure 5D-91) in the Plaza of the Seven Temples
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Spectacular bark on the trees
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Temple V and its steep, but unclimbable stairs
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Temple V
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Me with Temple V in the background
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Grand Plaza and Temple I
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Me in the main plaza of Tikal
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Still in the main plaza
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Descending Temple II, yes it was very steep
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A huge stucco mask within Temple 33
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Temple I and some of the Grand Plaza
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Temple II and the Grand Plaza
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Part of the Central Acropolis
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Looking back across the Grand Plaza with Temple I on the right
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Amazing camouflage
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Relaxing back at the hotel in Flores
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Blackbird!
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Hotel Casazul, where we stayed in Flores
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I think these might be ginger plants too
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More orchids
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Making our way up to the ATM cave
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There were multiple water crossings
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Three times in fact
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The river on the way to Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM)
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Getting ready to go into ATM
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Entering ATM
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Fish in the creek outside of ATM
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The creek that flows out of ATM
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This is my adventuring pose
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Embedded pottery inside of Actun Tunichil Muknal
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Lots of broken pottery inside ATM
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Interesting cave formations
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More pottery, here you can see the calcification
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Flowstone inside ATM
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Flowstone and matching shawls
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Broken pottery
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Sophie and a big pot
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A large pot with a rare emblem on it, probably a monkey
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Pots, notice the hole. All the pots in the cave a broken, so they can release their energies
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Pots and a very calcified skeleton
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There are two skeltons here, probably washed down the flowstone
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Some of the limestone shawls and flowstone
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Columns within ATM
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The floor of the cave, you walk on it in your socks
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Dripping stalagmites - its a living cave
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The famous Crystal Maiden, which we were told was an older male
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With the right lighting, we have the scary look
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Next to it is another embedded skeleton
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Another impressive flowstone
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Ginger flower by our hotel in San Ignacio
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James would sleep anywhere
10:35pm 2nd April 2012
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We got to choose our dinner on Caye Caulker
11:37am 3rd April 2012
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Playa Asuncion (Caye Caulker's main street)
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James in Caye Caulker
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Some of the old jetties
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The Canadians and Australians heading out on a snorkling trip
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We went swimming with the sharks
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They were big sharks
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Ragga Prince - The boat we went out on
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Evening drinks on the roof in Caye Caulker
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More drinks... the shoes provide flavour
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Arrrr, its Parrot Rum!
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A crab, wandering down the street
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Looking down at the plebians at the Reggae Bar
12:22pm 4th April 2012
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Myself and James relaxing on top of the roof at the Reggae Bar
12:23pm 4th April 2012
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Saara wondering how she got up there and how to get down
12:27pm 4th April 2012
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Interesting mailbox in Caye Caulker
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This stuff covers huge areas
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The Reggae Bar with its roof top bar, swings and climbing frame
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A parrot at our hotel
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View from our hotel
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One of the roads down to the beach
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Caye Caulker is one tropical beach
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Palm trees, gentle beaches and floaties
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James and the girls on the beach at Caye Caulker
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James is set for the beach now
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A tropical iguana
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One of these boats has been there a bit too long
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on the boat, heading to Mexico
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Saara needed her sleep
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Some of the buildings in Ambergris Caye
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The towel arrangement in our hotel, no it wasn't a honeymoon suite
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5th Ave in Playa del Carmen
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The beach at the front of the Mosquito Beach hotel
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Looking up Playa's beach
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And now looking down the Playa beach
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Birds in the weed before they rake it up
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These three horses are on top of a pub in Playa del Carmen
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The ferry to Cozumel
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The beach gets crowded in the afternoon
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See, lots of people
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A pelican in the surf
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This is a frigatebird
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One of the little corners off of 5th Av
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Naked (shock horror!) fountain at the hotel in Playa
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Saara and Sophie in Playa del Carmen
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Deirdre, Cian and Leo at the last dinner in Playa
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Our last meal together
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Deirdre, Cian, Leo and Susanne
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James, having a last drink
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The CocoBongo. I feel dirty having this here
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Dave, Floyd, Sarah
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Dave, Floyd, Sarah and Sophie
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The beach is just getting popular
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In the air, the sunsets as I fly away from Central America
8:00am 8th April 2012
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Getting off the plane at Easter Island
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One of the cats at the hotel
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Looking down Te Pito O Te Henua (what a name of a main street)
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Moai at Hanga Roa harbour
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Looking out over Hanga Roa harbour
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Wild horses on the countryside of Easter Island
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More big yellow flowers
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The Ahu at Te Pito Kura
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The toppled Moai at Te Pito Kura
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The magnetic stone at Te Pito Kura
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This was carved into the rock, no idea about any more of it though
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Terevaka volcano from Ahu Tongariki
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Ahu Tongariki
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This moai is at Tongariki, I'm guessing its not upright because of its erosion
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I think it wants to join its relatives
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Close up of Tongariki's moai, that topknot may or may not belong to that moai
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Ahu Tongariki
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The moai posing for their photo
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Look! I'm at Easter Island
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Yeap, its Ahu Tongariki
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There really were this many moai there historically, probably because it's close to the quarry
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Top knots!
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This is a small moai near the entrance
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They all have a distinct profile
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I made a new friend
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Tongariki, its moai on their ahu
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The coast at Tongariki
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Looking up at Terevaka volcano, the Rano Raraku is on the left
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Probably one of my favourite photos of Easter Island, a bit of everything
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Sometimes the moai need a break and a rest
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The slopes of Rano Raraku, aka The Nursery
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Moai on the nursery slopes
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Another moai
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The paths wind around them
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They're buried though a mix of erosion and spoil from other sculptings
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So they look like they're rising out of the ground
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These are the cliffs where the moai were carved
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They are everywhere, there are actually two half carved ones there, side by side
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Looking back at the cliff, noticed the huge one onthe right?
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I believe this was the biggest, albeit half-finished, moai ever found
1:57am 10th April 2012
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Looking down to Tongariki
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They're coming out of the ground!
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Tukuturi, the unusual moai, possibly one of the last made, or perhaps a skilled moai builder
2:00am 10th April 2012
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Saying bye to the moai
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Anakena Beach
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Nau Nau, the moai at Anakena
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The solo moai at Anakena
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The Nau Nau's ahu at Anakena, showing the petroglyphs
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The backs of the moai at Anakena, you can still see the carvings on them
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Detail on one of the moai and the ahu at Anakenu
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Anakena Beach through the palms, makes it look tropical
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Anakena Beach
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Small rockpool at Anakena
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Anakena Beach
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Carved dolphin post at the hotel
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A small moai at the airport
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Leaving Easter Island
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Flying into the South Island
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Rakaia, salmon capital of NZ
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Me at Rakaia, can you tell I like fishing?
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Dad on the Rangitata near Peel Forest
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Dad fishing the Rangitata
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The magic salmon spot on the Rangitata
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Another zen moment on a Moeraki Boulder
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Just enjoying the time at Moeraki
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One of the Moeraki Boulders
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The Moeraki Boulders
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My Dad strolling down the beach in New Zealand
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Another Moeraki Boulder
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Boulder and driftwood
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The Moeraki Boulders
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Sun setting on the Moeraki Boulders
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Looking down the beach over the Moeraki Boulders
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Waikouaiti River, Karitane Harbour and Keritane
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Mushrooms in the caravan park at Gore
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My first brown from the Mataura
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Dad on the Mataura
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Dad landing a fish on the Mataura
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Releasing the fish
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And getting back to fishing
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A highland cow near Gore
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The Mataura River flowing over a coal seam
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The Mataura River south of Gore
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A lovely (but fishless) spot on the Mataura
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I loved the way ferns take over things
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One of the tributaries to the Mataura
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I got a brown!
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They have trout in them here is the proof
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Something is watching me...
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The Mataura
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Landing another
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It takes him a while
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In the net!
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Success!
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A nice fat brown
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And another
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One of my larger ones from the Matarua
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Dad on the Matarua, after that ellusive one
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Bringing them in
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And another brown
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Scorpians worked well
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A brown in the net
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Dad fighting one on the lower Matarua
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And here it is
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And again!
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Sun setting over the camper van while we fish
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A nice, albeit small brown
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Trying our luck at Lake Waituna
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Still trying
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The beach of Toetoes Bay
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Same beach, looking the other way
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It worked! Biggest fish of the trip
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Decaying shacks on Waituna Lagoon
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Brown from Matarua River
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Lovely colours
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Sunset on the Mataura
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But not very big
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Still very nice
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Sunset through the willows
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I think they're getting smaller
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Fun to catch though
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Moving to the upper Matarua
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This is what New Zealand rivers are suppose to look like
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Its so clear
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Perfect for fishing, you could see the fish
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Fishing in the shade along the willows was magic
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A nice brown from the Matarua
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Looking downstream of the Matarua
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And now looking upstream
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My biggest brown from the Matarua
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Then I let it go
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And chased it through the shallows
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Dad meanwhile got one from a small lake
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Checking the weight
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A nice fish
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Lovely fish in fact
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Upper reaches of the Mataura, near Athol
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My last brown from the Matarua
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Still on the Mataura
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Morning at Athol, yes, it was literally freezing
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Luckily the sun comes up and it starts to thaw out
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Our camper did have ice on it though
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Looking north up Lake Wakatipu
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Looking south down Lake Wakatipu
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Parachuters coming in to land near Queenstown
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Dad fishing in Lake Wanaka
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A fishing class in Paddock Bay on Lake Wanaka
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Mouth of the Matukituki River on Lake Wanaka
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Dad at the mouth of the Matukituki River on Lake Wanaka
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Reflections at Lake Wanaka
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More reflections at Lake Wanaka
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I got a fish on the second last cast
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A nice sized brown it was too
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A close-up of its head
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Poplars at our Caravan park in Wanaka
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Lake Wanaka again and I'm pretty sure that's Mount Aspiring too
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And last one of Lake Wanaka, looking across Glendhu Bay
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Lake Hawea
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Lake Hawea and my Dad doing his Jesus impression
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Lake Ohau - you could surf on it
12:25pm 20th April 2012
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Dad on Lake Ohau
12:28pm 20th April 2012
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Lake Ohau, looking towards Mount Cook
12:58pm 20th April 2012
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Biggest rainbow of the trip from Lake Ohau
1:12pm 20th April 2012
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A fat rainbow from Lake Ohau
1:13pm 20th April 2012
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I'm pretty sure this isn't a rainbow, its a salmon
1:28pm 20th April 2012
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Further around on Lake Ohau
1:42pm 20th April 2012
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Another nice sized rainbow
1:59pm 20th April 2012
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And a nice little brown for the trifecta
2:14pm 20th April 2012
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The stars (Notice the Southern Cross)
3:03pm 20th April 2012
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My Dad, getting frustrated at the fish on an arm of Lake Ruataniwha
4:47am 21st April 2012
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Spiderweb near Twizel
5:35am 21st April 2012
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Wairepo Arm of Lake Ruataniwha
6:32am 21st April 2012
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Rose hips, pretty, but the thorns are nightmarish
7:59am 21st April 2012
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Stalking fish (and not catching them)
8:54am 21st April 2012
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Another small salmon we think
12:35pm 21st April 2012
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One of the skinniest and not-healthy fish I saw
1:40pm 21st April 2012
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We found a hedgehog! It was cute
3:05pm 21st April 2012
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The classic shot up Lake Pukaki to Mount Cook
5:16am 22nd April 2012
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I think this was the last brown of the trip, from Lake Opuha
9:42am 22nd April 2012
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Opuha Lake
10:13am 22nd April 2012
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Christchurch airport, getting ready to leave
8:35am 23rd April 2012
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The Waimakariri River
9:34am 23rd April 2012
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Looking over the Cantebury Plains
9:35am 23rd April 2012
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On of the South Island's braided rivers
9:41am 23rd April 2012
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This is why they call New Zealand Land of the Long White Cloud
9:42am 23rd April 2012
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Flying into Sydney
12:31pm 23rd April 2012
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Coming in over Kurnell Rocks towards Botany Bay
12:37pm 23rd April 2012
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I was amused this engine had a "remove before flight" tag on it.
1:54pm 23rd April 2012
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Gearbox in the Qantas exhibit in Sydney Airport
1:54pm 23rd April 2012
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Taking off from Sydney
3:08pm 23rd April 2012
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Saying goodbye to the Sydney CBD
3:09pm 23rd April 2012
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And heading into the sunset
3:35pm 23rd April 2012
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