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After going through thousands of photos, hours of recordings, and tons of memories, we have some videos to share with you.

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Posted by MurkTravels 15:05 Archived in Peru Tagged landscapes waterfalls mountains lakes beaches churches art animals birds sunset nature hiking history peru lima sunrise machupicchu boating ancient cusco south_america roadtrip inca sup nationalparks latinamerica sacredvalley 2021 2022 Comments (0)

2022

the return

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Looking Back

Another year of travels, with finishing up a year in Peru, and then heading back to the US.

2022:
Started the year off with trips in the north part of Peru. That included beach towns around Mancora, in the Piura and Tumbes departments. We also saw some historic archeological sites in Trujillo and Chiclayo, in the Lambayeque and La Libertad departments. And finally we went into the highland rainforest areas around Chachapoyas in the Cajamarca and Amazonas departments.

We also went south of Lima to check out the jungles around Puerto Maldonado, some historic sites, the Peruvian second city of Arequipa, a National Park and coastline, and saw some Nazca lines.

Then it was finally time to head back to the US. After visiting some family in Iowa, it was back to Colorado for hiking. And I ended up getting a job with Charter Spectrum here in Denver.

Now looking forward to good things in 2023 (including a new nephew).

Activities

Things that happened in 2022:

Big Travels

Challenges
Not so many physical challenges like ultra-runs this year, but more mental and emotional ones this year. We had a cancer battle (Pru), some viral infections (Ben), some surgeries, and some deaths in the family. The renters and rental company we had for the year we were gone, weren't the easiest to work with, but the house survived. And when we got back, we planted another 100+ flowers in the yard (I guess that was a physical challenge for the back). I tried to keep up with some young college kids in beach volleyball, that was a work out too.

Events & other activities

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Links

MurkTravels Vimeo - videos of my trips & entertainment
MurkTravels Youtube - videos of my trips & entertainment
MurkTravels Facebook page - pictures, posts, and regular updates
MurkTravels Facebook photo albums
MurkTravels Instagram - my attempt at artistic travel images
MurkTravels Travel Map - all the places that I've been and the things that I've seen

Posted by MurkTravels 22:45 Archived in Peru Tagged peru usa 2022 Comments (0)

Dali exhibit 2022 - Colorado USA

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We went to an interactive, immersive, 3D display of works of art from the artist DalĂ­. There are some pictures below, but to get a better feel for it, check out the video.

Dali video

Pictures

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Links

MurkTravels Youtube - videos of my more current trips & entertainment
MurkTravels Vimeo - videos of my past trips & entertainment
MurkTravels Facebook page - pictures, posts, and regular updates
MurkTravels Facebook photo albums
MurkTravels Instagram - my attempt at artistic travel images
MurkTravels Travel Map - all the places that I've been and the things that I've seen

Posted by MurkTravels 11:32 Archived in USA Tagged art usa denver 2022 Comments (0)

Lake Isabell and Winter Park 2022 - Colorado USA

back home

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After a year in Peru, which was amazing, it was also good to get back to Colorado. So one of the first weekends back, it was time to head into the mountains for a hike and a sunset. Lake Isabelle in the Indian Peaks Wilderness near Boulder.

A few weekends after that, we went to Fraser and Winter Park to chill in a cabin in the woods. Such a relaxing weekend, we didn't even take photos.

Lake hike:
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Links

MurkTravels Youtube - videos of my more current trips & entertainment
MurkTravels Vimeo - videos of my past trips & entertainment
MurkTravels Facebook page - pictures, posts, and regular updates
MurkTravels Facebook photo albums
MurkTravels Instagram - my attempt at artistic travel images
MurkTravels Travel Map - all the places that I've been and the things that I've seen

Posted by MurkTravels 10:11 Archived in USA Tagged mountains colorado lake usa hike 2022 northamerica Comments (1)

Nazca and Paracas 2022 - Peru

seeing the lines

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For the final trip in Peru, we headed a bit south of Lima and Ica. We saw the Paracas National Park and shoreline. We quickly saw some of it the first weekend we were in Peru, so it was a fitting end trip too.

This time however we took a boat ride to see the shoreline, some shipwrecks, and rock formations. There are some islands that are like mini versions of the Galápagos Islands in Ecuador. After the boat ride was a dune buggy adventure to see more of the park from the interior and Instagram worthy beaches and shorelines.

The next day we went to Nazca. There are some of the historic Nazca lines near a highway, so you can climb a watchtower and see them. The rest are quite a bit away from anything, so you need to have a helicopter ride. We opted out of that option this time.

Recommend:

  • Paracas National Park
  • the dune buggy experience
  • a quick stop for the lines

Trip Map

Pictures

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Welcome to Paracas, viewing a archeological site:
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Paracas National Park from the water:
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sea lions on rocks and ships:
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shoreline and beach
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Nazca lines, a tree (upside down) and a man
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Links

MurkTravels Youtube - videos of my more current trips & entertainment
MurkTravels Vimeo - videos of my past trips & entertainment
MurkTravels Facebook page - pictures, posts, and regular updates
MurkTravels Facebook photo albums
MurkTravels Instagram - my attempt at artistic travel images
MurkTravels Travel Map - all the places that I've been and the things that I've seen

Posted by MurkTravels 18:45 Archived in Peru Tagged landscapes boats parks beach peru lima sand boating travels south_america inca ecuador 2022 Comments (1)

Arequipa 2022 - Peru

with Colca Canyon hiking

sunny 70 °F
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Our trip to Arequipa, the city and the department, included a 3 day hike of Colca Canyon. It's the 3rd deepest canyon in the world. Part of that trip included, a bus tour to a condor viewpoint above the canyon rim. Then we hiked the rest of that day down to the river bottom and stayed at a lodge. The next day we hiked along the river and some of the fields to another group of lodges with swimming pools. The third day was hiking out of the canyon, a stop at hot springs, and then a bus ride back to the city.
What incredible views - it reminded me of parts of Colorado.

Within the city, we visited the historic Santa Catalina Monastery. What a great tour, with art and history and views of the volcanoes in the backgrounds of the city. We also stopped by the homestead and museum of the founder of the city, a former mill and farmland, and several markets. The main plaza in the city center always had things going on, and we did several roof top sunset happy hours there.

This city is also the home of llama and alpaca wool clothing, so we did some shopping for that. There are also several delicious restaurants to try, including a favorite: Chicha by Gaston Acurio.

Recommend:

  • Colca Canyon
  • Condor viewing
  • Santa Catalina monastery
  • Plaza de Armas
  • food & restaurants: Chicha, Zig Zag, Roma empanadas

Trip Map

Pictures - Colca Canyon

VIDEO: 3 Days Hiking Colca

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Pictures - Arequipa

Arequipa Plaza & city

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Links

MurkTravels Youtube - videos of my more current trips & entertainment
MurkTravels Vimeo - videos of my past trips & entertainment
MurkTravels Facebook page - pictures, posts, and regular updates
MurkTravels Facebook photo albums
MurkTravels Instagram - my attempt at artistic travel images
MurkTravels Travel Map - all the places that I've been and the things that I've seen

Posted by MurkTravels 20:47 Archived in Peru Tagged nature peru sunsets 2022 Comments (1)

Puerto Maldonado 2022 - Peru

Welcome to the Jungle (resort)

storm 88 °F
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We headed to the wild jungle frontier town of Puerto Maldonado. It's in the least populated department called Madre de Dios. Many of the countries largest national parks and reserves are here, including Manu National Park, Amarakaeri reserve, and Tambopata Natural Reserve. There are several key research centers around these regions that study and learn about the jungle habitat, local flora and fauna, and part of the Amazon ecosystem.

We stayed a few nights at one of the research centers in Tambopata. It was several hours by bus, then several more hours by riverboat to get there, so definitely remote. We went on several hikes led by the local guides, saw all sorts of animals and creatures, took lots of pictures, and learned about the local nature.

After that, we headed to the city and surrounding areas. There we did zip lining, tree canopy walks, a jungle lagoon tour, river canoe trip, and a visit to Monkey island.

Recommend:

  • jungle tour - Tambopata
  • monkey island tour
  • local street grilled food

Trip Map

Pictures

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Links

MurkTravels Youtube - videos of my more current trips & entertainment
MurkTravels Vimeo - videos of my past trips & entertainment
MurkTravels Facebook page - pictures, posts, and regular updates
MurkTravels Facebook photo albums
MurkTravels Instagram - my attempt at artistic travel images
MurkTravels Travel Map - all the places that I've been and the things that I've seen

Posted by MurkTravels 20:46 Archived in Peru Tagged nature peru 2022 Comments (0)

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