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Escaping the Sun (Pic du Jour)

The closer I get to the equator the more I realize that the only sensible thing to do in the middle of day is to somehow escape from the midday heat. Escape is this week's Wordpress Photo Challenge theme, which is exactly what I did…

(Very) Magnificent Frigatebird – Pic du Jour

.. or Fregata magnificens. This is a male doing his best to attract the ladies. I hope he succeeded. This gentleman is perched atop some trees on the enchanting Isla de Aves, or Bird Island, home to thousands of large and loud sea birds…

Zorritos Sunset – Pic du Jour

I couldn't find a newsstand in this small northern Peruvian beach town so instead of Daily Headlines I offer you this, the first Pacific coast sunset I've witnessed since April 1994. The only company I had were hundreds of rapidly scurrying…

Closing the Door on Sucre

After 16 days in Bolivia's constitutional capital --the longest I've stopped in any one place since I began my RTW trip in January -- I'm moving on tonight to La Paz, the capital in practice, via a 12-hour bus ride. Looking forward to it.…