Thursday, April 26, 2012

Vacation Photos

Okay, so you caught me. I wasn't actually SAVING MY CITY from the THREAT OF EVIL. I was actually futzing around the globe a bit more, taking photos and getting into trouble. I'm home now (oh the glories of a warm, dependable shower) and ready to press you into staring at the instagram version of my travels.

So sit, grab a drink and enjoy. :)

 These are agricultural ruins in the Sacred Valley, Moray Peru. We climbed down a series of precarious steps to get to the very bottom, where a group of hippies had taken over the ruins for a spring solstice ritual that involved laying in a circle and saying "shhhh" a lot. This is also where I ripped my first pair of pants.
This, as you might have guessed, is Machu Picchu. That llama was just hanging out there. I didn't have to pay him to pose or anything.

Iguazu Falls is one of the most spectacular sights in the world. If you ever have the chance, go! I promise, these falls make Niagara look like a leaky faucet. 

These are coatis. They look adorable, until you find out that they can carry rabies and attack humans. Still cute? Didn't think so.

Another waterfall pic, because... why not?

This photo was taken from the top of Corcovado mountain, the mountain where you can find the famous Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio. This is about the point where my husband ripped his pants.

Here's the big guy.

Another shot of Rio from above. My hostel was a little to the right of this shot. Imagine me there. Sewing up my pants. Sewing up my husband's pants.

These are ancient aqueducts in the heart of the city.

After this point my husband and I flew up to Manaus, which is kind of the doorway to the Brazilian Amazon. We did an amazing tour of the Amazon that included animal spotting, jungle trekking, pirana fishing, and cayman (alligator) hunting. (If by hunting you mean tracking down, tickling their bellies and releasing). On the jungle trek I ripped my second pair of pants. This time the damage was irreparable.
The vacation closed out with a trip to Ilha Grande, which is a very creative name for an island if you consider the translation. Here we swam on a gorgeous beach under the sunshine for a couple of hours and spent the rest of the time hiding from the rain.

So, that was our trip!

Thanks for sticking around through all the photos. :) I've missing my blogging buddies and, in the interest of full disclosure, I haven't gotten much writing done lately. But, hopefully the amazing trip will help expand my brain and inspire new stories. :)

What about you guys? What trips are you planning and where would you like to go?


  1. love the pics, Sarah!! That would be an amazing trip to take someday. I think I might want to go somewhere this the States, of course...but I don't think I'll have the money. Someday :)

    1. I'm hoping to have a chance to do some camping this summer... the good news is that it's practically free!

  2. Great shots... do you have any pants left??

    1. I might have to stick with skirts until I can get to the mall.

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    1. Thanks! You can accomplish remarkable things with iphones these days. ;)

  4. Those are lovely pics! LOL on the coatis, as well as the free llama posing. What's up with the pants ripping? ;o)

    1. Thanks! I have no idea why all my pants decided that it was time for them to rip. Seems like a conspiracy, no?