Ecuador and Peru – Episode 69categories: south america travel
The Amateur Traveler goes to South America (Ecuador, Bolivia, Peru) with Sasha.
We talk about erupting volcanoes, visiting the equator, shrunken heads, wooing with stones, walking trees in the Amazon, colonial cities, dealing with altitude, dune surfing, coping with injury, killer alpaca, the kindness of strangers, traveling with emotional baggage, Machu Picchu.
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5 Responses to “Ecuador and Peru – Episode 69”
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December 5th, 2006 at 6:11 am
A nice trip report, but your guest was misled at the museum in Ecuador. It’s a myth that sinks and toilets drain in opposite directions on either side of the equator. The Coriolis Effect only operates on the large scale, affecting weather systems with hurricanes in particular, but being totally ineffective toward smaller things. There is a good explanation here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coriolis_effect#Draining_bathtubs.2Ftoilets
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December 16th, 2006 at 3:36 pm
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June 29th, 2009 at 2:18 am
Peru is definitely a golden place, It has everything that make you have an unforgettable vacations. I suggest to everybody to visit this beautiful country. And if you go I recommend hiring a travel agency who arranges everything. You will enjoy every journey you make in this country. I hired TurPeru and everything was very good. Its website is http://www.turperu.com.pe
March 12th, 2015 at 5:12 pm
A few inaccuracies that I noted… Just for clarification. She said Ecuador is in eastern South America but it is on the west coast. She also said that Lima was at a high altitude but it is at sea level since it is on the ocean. And also her desire to get away from “touristy” areas… Quito, cusco… I mean… Those are probably two of the most touristy cities in South America. Still great though, but definitely touristy.
March 13th, 2015 at 4:55 am
odd, when I looked for altitude of Lima to fact check it was listed anywhere from 0 to 5000 feet