Monthly Archives: February 2019

Antigua, Guatemala, Monday February 25, 2019

I took a transfer bus from the Puerto Quetzal, a comercial port where we docked, to Antigua which was founded in 1552 and served as the seat of Government for the Captaincy General of Guatemala for over 200 years before … Continue reading

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Corinto, Nicaragua, Sunday, February 24, 2019

Today I took a tour to the colonial city of Leon. Leon was founded in 1524 by Spanish conquistadors. It lies at the base of the Momotombo volcano and is home to 300,000 people. As the capital of Nicaragua for … Continue reading

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Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera), Costa Rica

Today I took a tour to the Pura Vida Gardens named the number one garden in Latin America by Integrated Conservation Research Group and the number one garden in Central America by the Tropical Sierra Foundation. It was a one … Continue reading

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General San Martin, (Pisco), Peru, Tuesday, February 19, 2019

On our last day in Lima, I went to the upscale Miraflores District on the shuttle bus provided by the ship and visited the Artisanal Market which stretches for several blocks. At the end of the day we set sail … Continue reading

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Lima, Peru, Saturday, February 17, 2019

Today I took a tour to two of Lima’s oracle centres. We began with a visit to the Huaca Pucllana — an archeological site that was active between the 5th and the 8th centuries AD. It was built by the … Continue reading

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Lima, Peru, Saturday, February 16, 2019

From the port we traveled to the world renowned Gold Museum, privately owned by Mujica Gallo. He has collected fabulous gold objects and precious stones that date back to ancient times. Here we could see and photograph the kind of … Continue reading

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Salaverry (Trujillo) Peru Friday, February 15, 2019

Salaverry is the port for the city of Trujillo. Today I took a tour to the major archaeological sites near Trujillo, each showcasing a different civilization. I should point out that the names ascribed to various cultures and temples are … Continue reading

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