I spent three months in the beautiful country of Peru (July 2014 through September 2014). The first week was spent traveling as a tourist, one month studying Oreocallis flowers and shining sunbeam (Aglaeactis cupripennis) hummingbirds, one week in the lowlands being a budget tourist, one more month in the research realm, and then the last week working on my spanish and traveling solo through northern Peru. Unfortunately, my computer crashed early on and I lost all of my photographs from the first two weeks, including Machu Picchu, and my favorite spot visiting Humboldt penguins. Lesson learned there- back up photos early and often and in more than one place. Also, just means that I have to go back, right?

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