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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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Manta, Ecuador, Wednesday February 13, 2019

Manta is just under one degree South of the equator which we crossed some time last night. The city has existed since pre Columbian times and has been the largest seaport in Ecuador for centuries. Just outside the city lie … Continue reading

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Panama City, Monday February 11, 2019

We anchored at Fuerte Amador Island near the Bridge of the Americas at the western end of the Panama Canal. This is the second and last tender port on this voyage. Today I took a tour of old and new … Continue reading

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Puerto Chiapas, Mexico, Friday February 8, 2019

This is not a region normally visited by tourists. We set off from the pier for the nearby city of Tapachula passing through much agricultural land. The region exports an abundance of fruit and vegetables. This area is the first … Continue reading

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Huatulco, Mexico Thursday, February 7, 2019

Today we arrived at the quiet resort town of Huatulco. Constructed since 1985, the entire area is beautifully landscaped and wins awards for ecological sustainability. All of the water is treated before being released into the ocean, power is obtained … Continue reading

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