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Capsized Boat

Photo of the Day: Capsized Boat at Islands of San Blas, Panama

On our last day of sailing through the San Blas Islands we headed to the Island of Porvenir to process our exit from Panama through the immigration office.  As we approached the island we immediately noticed this boat capsized.  We discovered that the boat ran into a reef, which is quite common, about 500 yards […]

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6 Months of Travel in Latin America

On August 27, 2009 we boarded a plane to Guatemala City, Guatemala, the beginning of our year long round the world journey. As of today we have been on the road for 180 days, half our planned trip. Below is a summary of interesting statistics and experiences from our travels through Central and South America. […]

Photo of the Day: Basilica de Banos Ecuador

Baños is built around a landscaped central square and surrounded by dramatic mountains. The Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Rosario de Agua Santa, is a neo-Gothic church on the north side of the square that is well lit at night. There is More to Ecuador Than the Galapagos

Photo of the Day: Children of Cusco, Peru

The children of Cusco are often found near the Plaza de Armas selling handicrafts, postcards, and will pose for pictures of themselves and their sheep for a tip. This young lady is holding her baby sister on her back.

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Backpackers & Tattoos – Travel Video Ep. 8

Watch More Adventure Travel Videos Watch Jason get his first tattoo ever in Antigua, Guatemala in an HD travel video from 2 Backpackers, Jason and Aracely Castellani, while visiting Antigua, Guatemala.   In travel video episode #8, we both get some tattoo work done and introduce you to Mike from Antigua Tattoo, who creates tattoos […]

Photo of the Day: The New Cathedral of Cuenca, Ecuador

The construction works for The New Cathedral of Cuenca started in 1885 and lasted for almost a century. This building combines many architecture styles Romanesque being most predominant. The cathedral is surmounted by three giant domes covered by sky-blue glazed tile from Czechoslovakia. There is More to Ecuador Than the Galapagos

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Photo of the Day: Kuna Tribe in the Islands of San Blas

We took this photo while sailing from Panama to Colombia for 4 days. We visited several Kuna villages established on the Islands of San Blas in Panama´s Caribbean. The Kuna often rowed from one island to the other in dugout canoes, some even with homemade sails. Kuna or Cuna is the name of an indigenous […]

Photo of the Day: Wax Palms of Valle de Cocora, Colombia

Cocora valley (Spanish: Valle de Cocora) is a valley in Colombia considered a wildlife sanctuary. The valley is located in the central Andean mountains. It has been acknowledged by the Colombian government as the sanctuary of the national symbol, the wax palm. Wikipedia The Wax Palm tree is the tallest palm tree in the world. […]

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