Earth and the Wonders I’ve Seen

For my interpretation of this week’s photo challenge, I’ll take a look at all the places I’ve visited here onΒ Earth.

I haven’t travelled as much as I want to, but I have seen quite a few incredible things.

In my home country of New Zealand, I hiked the Tongariro Crossing and saw the Emerald Lakes.

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I went to Sydney, and I was able to see the Blue Mountains, an impressive rock formation.

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Amazon Rainforest

Amazon Rainforest

Iquitos was our last stop in this month long Peru Trip. We arrived at the airport and were immediately picked up to go to our lodge in the Rainforest. We spent five days in the Amazon Rainforest, getting amazing catered meals, going out on tour everyday, seeing an amazing range of animals and sights, and constantly battling mosquitos. Being there everyday felt magical, like we had taken an ElixirΒ (see what I did there), and been transported to another world.

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Peru Adventures – Part 9. Amazon Rainforest

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Ica (and Huacachina)

Ica (and Huacachina)

Ica threw us into the desert part of Peru. It was also my introduction to how I don’t cope well in 30 degrees heat. I get very cranky and I’m constantly aware of how sweaty I feel. That may also have been related to me being sick during this leg of the trip. But we soldiered on, determined to soak in as much as we can, including spending a night in Huacachina, a neat little oasis just next to Ica.

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Peru Adventures – Part 7. Ica (and Huacachina)

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Salkantay Trek

Salkantay Trek

The Inca trail is the best known track to hike up to Machu Picchu. It’s extremely popular, and books out very fast. For our trek up, we decided to choose the road less travelled. We went with the Salkantay Route. We booked a five day tour withΒ Salkantay Trekking, as they came highly recommended. It was certainly one of hardest and most rewarding treks I’ve ever done.

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Sarah, me, Julie, Ally, Ash, Brent, Rebecca, Andrew, and Charlie

Peru Travels – Part 5. Salkantay Trek

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