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Guinea Pig Crater Lake, Ecuador

June 29, 2015

Guinea Pig Lake- Lake Cuicocho, Ecuador – Date 364/365 We’ve been to numerous lakes, mountains and volcanoes throughout Central America so when we arrived in Otavalo and were told there were several lakes near by and countless mountains so we weren’t sure which one to choose given our limited weekend stay. Through some research and some recommendations we ended up choosing to go to Lake Cuicocho, Ecuador (Kichwa/Quichua for lake guinea pig). On our way from Central America we knew we’d see a huge guinea pig influence in Peru but didn’t expect to see that same influence in Ecuador. These little guys…

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Home of The Rock- Guatape, Colombia Date #323

May 19, 2015

  740 steps from the entrance of La Piedra de Guatape is the worlds best view. Not really, but according to the signage it is. After a 15-30 minute walk up the steep steps you find yourself with a 360 degree view of a man made lake and the islands that pop out of its water. Depending on when you go there will determine how high or low the water is. This body of water helps supply Colombia with a large amount of hydroelectricity and a source of income from selling to neighboring country Venezuela. Our intention was to simply…

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Central America, Nicaragua

Laguna de Apoyo- Dengue Fever hits and the Seahawks lose Super Bowl 49

March 3, 2015

We traded colonial Granada for then lake shores of Laguna de Apoyo. This quick drive allows for great day trips for those with limited time. We originally had plans to stay the weekend at Paradiso Hotel and spend the rest of the week volunteering with The Peace Project. These plans didn’t fall through as I felt sick and started running a terrible fever. 3 days in and after a heartbreaking Super Bowl 49 Seahawks loss we decided to go to the hospital as I wasn’t feeling any better. Being the amazing wife that she is and my stubborn nature, Camille convinced me to…

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