Something went wrong with the adorable manatee feeding video I uploaded earlier. So, here’s a version that works.
There was a pretty crazy amount of condensation in the cabin on our flight to Lima this evening.
Some of our fellow cruise passengers gave small gifts to these village children. Patrick’s gifts of whistles made him particularly popular with the kids, though perhaps less popular with their parents.
The sounds of parakeets in the wild.
Our room with a view.
This peaceful, undulating vegation came a few minutes after a large Cayman tried to attack our speedboat.
An Indian tribal dance near the Amazon River.
Nico and the anteater.
In a butterfly garden outside of Iquitos.
Francisca with a Red Uakari monkey named Nico outside of Iquitos.
Offline for a Bit
We are currently in Iquitos, which is the most populous city in the world that cannot be reached by car. You can only get here by plane or boat. That said, there are over 300,000 people here and it’s much more developed than I would have guessed. We are leaving our hotel to see some of the rainforest and will then go on a four-day cruise of the Amazon River. So, I probably won’t have...
Local musicians played during dinner last night in Machu Picchu.
Taking off from Atlanta for Lima and a week in Peru while sipping champagne!
Meet India's Organic Tea King →
Gang killed people for fat →
livejamie: Police say a gang in the Peruvian jungle has been killing people and draining fat from the corpses to sell on the black market for use in cosmetics, although medical experts say they doubt a major market for fat exists. On the bright side, I’ve lost 16 pounds this year. On the not-so-bright side, guess where I’m going tomorrow?
Microsoft Windows continues to dominate the PC market with a 90 percent...– How Microsoft blew it with Windows Mobile - CNN.com What a fascinating choice for a parallel, CNN.
Watching 'The Prisoner' on AMC and Loving It
Six: “If I open my mind, you'll take it away from me.”
Two: “We might, but we always give it back."
Gracie, our tabby cat, is so not happy to be...
Am reading Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith on a recommendation from Francisca. What an amazingly great book.
One of the first guy’s original jobs was to troll Tumblr for porn. That was...– David Karp in Viceland Today Wow, I wonder who that was?
House seats are apportioned by population, so California’s 37m people get 53...– Farmers v greens | The Economist
The number of mouse clicks required to download and install an update to Microsoft Office for Mac is just insane.
Commonwealth of Virginia November Rain Event... →
The Commonwealth of Virginia’s Department of Emergency Management (my old employer!) is using Tumblr to get out news about flooding, power outages (90,000 now), and road/tunnel closures from the crazy amount of rain the Commonwealth is getting. Nicely done VDEM!