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The Mysterious Machu Picchu: An Incan Citadel in Peru

By Eryn on Earth, a Native of Hong Kong Who Is Currently Traveling the World. Fifty-Five Countries and Counting. Machu Picchu is one of the most well-known icons of the Incan Empire and holds a few examples of the intelligence of the Inca culture. It was built in a traditional Inca style, with large pieces of polished stone that fit together like puzzle pieces. Neither cement nor glue was used to hold the grand structures together, and as we wandered...

Below the Surface of the Galapagos Islands

By Eryn on Earth, a Native of Hong Kong Who Is Currently Traveling the World. Fifty-Five Countries and Counting.   Β | Β Despite how much I love going snorkeling, I always dread getting into the Galapagos ocean. If it weren’t for the interference of an icy Peruvian current, the water would be much warmer than it actually is. Sitting above water in our this wetsuits, it’s hard to believe that we will soon jump into the home of almost 450 fish...

The Gentle Giants of the Baja Lagoons of Mexico

By Eryn On Earth, a Native of Hong Kong who is currently traveling the world. Fifty-five countries and counting! | Β Wales and humans have had a bitter history. We’ve slaughtered them to the verge of their extinction, and whaling is still going on today. Despite the tension between us, these Baja whales pushed away the negativity and welcomed tourists to their home. The grey whales travel to the shallow Baja lagoons from the Arctic, and gather here to give birth...