Images by Phil... and June
South America

                                                                                                                            Easter Island, Chile



In October of 2015 we took a trip to three South American countries.  The first was Easter Island.  Located over 2,300 miles off the coast of Chile... therefore Chili claimed it as part of their territory.   The 8,000 plus folks living on the island aren't so happy about that, but they seem to have worked it out and it is very pleasant and peaceful there. 

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                                         Machu Picchu, Peru




Our second stop was in Machu Picchu, Peru.

This place has been on our bucket list for a long time.  Truly fascinating ruins with a very strange and one might say haunting history.

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                                                                                                                       Galapagos Islands, Ecuador



Our last stop on this South American jaunt was a tour of the Galapagos Islands.  A really amazing experience because the wildlife there is virtually unafraid of humans.  We were amazed at how close we could get to them and be completely ignored.  From birds to lizards and every creature in between.

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