Monday, July 8, 2013
Here we go again
We start in Quito, the capital of Ecuador, which sits at an elevation of 9,350 feet above sea level (Denver, Colo. is at 5,280) and was one of UNESCO's first World Cultural Heritage Sites. From there we will fly to the island of Baltra and board the Galapagos Legend for 5 days. We'll visit several of the islands, check out the terrain and do some snorkeling. After the islands we'll fly to Cusco, Peru, the jumping off spot for day trips to Machu Piccu. This city sits at 11,200 feet and was once the capital of the Inca Empire. It is also recognized as a WCHS. We'll have a full day to explore Machu Piccu which is ONLY 7,970 ft above sea level. Our last stop will be Lima, which according to Anthony Bourdain, is the Gastronomical Capital of the Americas.
In an effort to keep up with the times and travel light, I'll be using a Samsung Galaxy tablet to blog, so bare with me if I have some tech problems. Also, we will not have wifi on the ship so I'll be catching up after we get back to the mainland. Feel free to leave comments, I can see them and even with so much going on it's nice to hear from home.