The Amazon Then and Now

Then---1977 Iquitos It is sunstroke hot and dripping wet humid when we touch down in the jungle town of Iquitos, Peru. Iquitos is as far from the Atlantic coast, 3000…

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Eco Etiquette in the Galápagos
Welcome to the Galapagos Islands. "not too close please"... "I SAID NOT TOO CLOSE!!!"

Eco Etiquette in the Galápagos

Our experience travelling in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. We see many unique species of birds, land and sea life. A lesson in eco etiquette.

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Legendary Women of Colombia
Botero's 'Woman with Mirror'. "I fatten my characters to give them sensuality", he says.

Legendary Women of Colombia

Legendary Women of Colombia At least three monuments immortalize the prominent presence of legendary women in Colombia’s past. Two are erected in Santa Fe de Antioquia, near Medellin, a city…

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How to Buy the Perfect Panama Hat
Panama Hat - originated in Ecuador as Montecristi hats, named after the town where the Toquilla plant is grown. The leaves are dried and the fibers separated and used to make hats. The Spanish recognized the quality and exported them via Panama to Europe. Since they came from "Panama" they got the name Panama hats. Also the workers digging the Panama Canal used these light and very durable hats to protect themselves from the sun.

How to Buy the Perfect Panama Hat

What do actresses Jennifer Aniston, Gwyneth Paltrow and celebrities like Miss Ecuador have in common?  And when they were alive, President Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Humphrey Bogart and Gary Cooper…

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