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Pictures and Videos from Peru

Posted by on 2/16/2014 in Blog Updates under Pictures, Travel, Website Updates


Just added all the pictures and a couple videos from my trip to Peru.

You can see the galleries on my Peru trip page, but here are a few of the images I like the best...

Sunset over the Pacific - Miraflores, Lima, Peru:

Sunset over the Pacific - Miraflores, Lima, Peru



Plaza de Armas, Cuzco:

Plaza de Armas, Cuzco



Machu Picchu!

Machu Picchu!



Finally, Cruisin' down the Amazon with my new friends:

Cruisin' down the Amazon with my new friends!




I also added two new videos:

Cuy, better known as Guinea Pig here in the states, is a traditional Peruvian dish that is usually served on big holidays. My brother and I decided to give it a go on New Year's Eve when we were in Cuzco. We ordered two - one fried and the other broiled. They tasted a bit gamey (especially the broiled) but I must say I would definitely try it again!  If you're squemish about eating food that looks like animals, you might want to skip this video. Consider yourself warned!



The next video is from a small village we visited, where one of the craftsmen showed us how to make blowguns. He started by hollowing out a specific type of tree (similar to bamboo, but stronger) using a red-hot metal rod. Then he used a knive to whittle the darts. A puff of cotton glued to the end of the dart gave it some weight, and that's basically it. The bulb on the end is a gord that (traditionally) held the poison (sorry - didn't get any this trip!) We were even able to take them home with us!



I still have a few more videos to go through, so stay tuned for more uploads!


Peru, here we come!

Posted by on 11/17/2013 in Blog Updates under Travel


My annual New Year's Eve trip is only 5 short weeks away! 


We're going to explore Lima for a few days before heading down to Cuzco for a little via ferrata climbing and ziplining.  We will also explore Machu Picchu and some of the other nearby Incan ruins. From there, we're heading down to the Amazon jungle for pirannha fishing, jungle trekking, and animal sighting with Amazon Expeditions

This trip is turing out to be just as epic the Africa trip.  Can't wait!

More videos from my trip to Egypt

Posted by on 7/14/2013 in Blog Updates under Travel


Just uploaded to YouTube the last of the videos from the Egypt leg of my African Adventure.

First up is a clip of the call to prayer in Luxor, Egypt.


Next is a tour of the Temple of Karnak, also in Luxor.



Finally, the Pyramids of Giza in Cairo. Amazing!



Next up: My Safari Adventures as well as a clip of the beaches of Zanzibar.


More videos: Sayulita, Mexico and Cairo, Egypt

Posted by on 7/5/2013 in Blog Updates under Travel


I finally found the short video clip Kobb took of me while I was "surfing" in Sayulita, Mexico.  I never said I was an expert!


I also put together the first two videos from my trip to Africa.  These are the two "danger" clips from Cairo, Egypt.  First is an elevator in our hotel that had no door:


Next is the tail end of a rather harrowing taxi ride from the Pyramids back to our hotel in Central Cairo. 


Stay tuned - I'm editing the rest of the clips from that trip and hope to post them all up over the next week or so.

New Videos: Fireworks & Ducks in Germany

Posted by on 6/15/2013 in Blog Updates under Travel


Finally had a chance to sit down and go through all the videos from my Germany trip.  Ended up with two short movies comprised of four separate clips. Keep an eye out on my YouTube channel - I'll be posting more videos in the coming weeks. 


The first movie was a showcase of the fireworks spectacular we saw on NYE as the clock struck midnight.  The most interesting part is that while it looks quite professionally put together, it was really just a bunch of random people lighting off fireworks in the street.


The second movie was a short clip of a duck pond I stumbled upon in Sanssouci Palace Park. Very peaceful!

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