While writing a guidebook of Peru I was quite fortunate in that I was able to visit a variety of Amazon jungle lodges. Most are found in Peru, Brazil, Venezuala, and Ecuador with a few others in neighboring countries. Almost all are a great experience and give you insight into the flora and fauna that few get the pleasure to see.
Few places on earth speak of adventure like a trek to a Colombian lost city, in a region that is only loosely controlled by the government, is home to paramilitary groups, and the site of former kidnappings of international travelers. The trek to Ciudad Perdida checked many of these adventures off of my list adventures.
Of all the river routes in the Amazon, this is one gets you far away from modernity as you could ever imagine.
Few realize the quality of wines produced in Peru most likely because the grape growing region is quite small. Ica, south of Lima,Â isÂ the epicenter of the Peruvian wine and Pisco industy. There are just a few major labels such as Ocucaje and Tacama. The region benefits from the… Read More →
ANGKOR, Cambodia: Rising about 4:30 a.m., they slip through the dark, armed with cameras and extra rolls of film. They creep across the stone bridge that sits above a murky moat and wait. By the time the sun peeks over the five stupas of Angkor Wat, thousands of people, tourists… Read More →
The Kon-Tiki expedition lead by Norwegian scientist Thor Heyerdahl took a balsa reed raft similar to the ones used on Lake Titicaca all the way across the Pacific to Polynesia. The raft was made of only native materials and only with the tecnology that would have been availiable during Pre-Colombian times. This 1947 journey, that was believed impossible, shed new light on the possibilities of the people of both South America and Polynesia.