October 2009

October 02, 2009

Did You Know?

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Did you know that the giraffe was actually named for its speed rather than its height? Giraffes were once believed to by a mixture of a leopard and a camel. Although they may look rather slow-motioned, giraffes can actually reach speeds of around 30 mph.

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A favorite for any guest who has traveled on the Galapagos Island tour aboard the Evolution, chef Wellington Montero shares his ceviche recipe. For an added Ecuadorian flavor, don’t forget to add popcorn!

SHRIMP CEVICHE RECIPE

Serving for four persons:

Ingredients:

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A team of archaeologists has discovered 12 graves and pre-Columbian earthen enclosures at the archaeological site of Qata Ccasapata Llacta in Cusco. Seven of the graves have been perfectly preserved, while others have been looted.

The site is thought to have been a village for those serving the Inca elite or as a place of worship. However, the Qata Ccasapata Llacta - a Quechua phrase meaning "Village at the summit where it is cold" - dates back to the Killke culture in 12th century A.D.

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Most parents want to get their children outside more, and there’s no better way to promote family bonding than on a family tour to one of the world’s wild places. Parents, grandparents and (yes) even the kids who have been on our Amazon River tour or Galapagos Islands cruise rave about the fun they had together.

October 20, 2009

Experience Papua New Guinea

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International Expeditions Expedition Leader Jorge Salas shares the sights and sounds of his August Papua New Guinea travel adventure in this new video!

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One of the true perks of working for International Expeditions is the opportunity to join our guests in some of Earth’s greatest wildlife destinations! IE Art Director Charlie Boyd and his wife are leaving this week on our Galapagos Islands cruise. As he prepares for his Galapagos tour on the Evolution, Charlie shared some thoughts.

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IE Art Director Charlie Boyd has spent the last four days on our Galapagos Islands tour aboard the Evolution, and has cell service as he heads toward Santiago and Bartolomé. Charlie has checked in with a list of what his Galapagos travel group has spotted while exploring San Cristóbal, Española and Santa Cruz.

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Renowned ornithologist and Expedition Leader Claudio Vidal weighs in on his native Chile. Not only is Claudio excited about our December Patagonia tour, but he will also be hosting tasting of famed Chilean wine!