A Travellerspoint blog

Quito

When we went to Quito, we went to stay in a hotel which was in a beautiful buildingt called La Casona de la Ronda. We went sightseeing and we went dancing. It was fun, but also a bit tiring because of the altitude.

We went ot El Panecillo.
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We got a taxi there. The driver was really sweet. It is the Virgin Mary with wing. Apparently it´s the only one in the world.
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The building work started in 1955 and it took 20 years. It was stunning and I would recommend it. We walked up inside it. It was so amazing because there was a beautiful view of Quito.
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We were looking fror a place to eat. Mummy and I wanted to go to the dancy clappy one, however, daddy didn´t want to but we went there. Guess what they had. They had giant cheese empanadas. They were like lovely tasty massive hot cornish pasties. They were as big as a bed pillow. There was even a band playing lovely lively latin music. Mummy and I wanted to go up to dance, Daddy was like "what?" We still went to dance. It was salsa, so it was super fun.

We met some lovely people. They were from Denmark and England and their names were David and Ann. Ann had her birthday in Quito. We celebrated it too. Mummy and I asked for a cake and they brought one. It was beautiful, however it was very small. It even had a candle, a marshmallow and sprinkles. I don´t know how to explain it, but this is what it was like: lovely, fun, nice and delightful!

more to come!

Posted by tallulahtravels 13:39 Archived in Ecuador Comments (2)

Isla de la Plata

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When we were in Puerto Lopez, we went on a terrifying tour with Palo Santo tours to Isla De La Plata. We saw whales, turtles, jellyfish and birds. We even went sea-snorkelling.

On the way there I got seasick because the Pacific ocean was rough. We saw massive turtles and we saw beautiful whales jumping along the side of the boat.

When we got to the island we went on a hike. We saw blue-footed boobies. They made a sound like this: "hoo hoo"on each other´s beaks. We also saw frigate birds. They looked like they had a giant red and a bit of black balloon under their beaks. It´s for getting the best frigate lady to make babies with them.
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After the hike, we went snorkelling. When we were snorkelling, we saw jellyfish. Their colours were pink, purple, red, yellow and blue. We also saw fish. I saw a Dory fish and a school of tiny fish. The teachers and TAs were big, but the head teacher was not that big! There was plankton. The jellyfish stung me and the plankton stung me too.

On the journey back, mummy and I were really terrified because of the rough waves. The men were climbing up the ladder without any life jackets on! When the boat stopped, there was something wrong with the engine. The men were trying to fix it with a spoon! One of the men was reading the newspaper. I don´t know how he could have done that!

I would happily do that again, but without the boat ride.

Would you like to go on a boat ride like that?

Posted by tallulahtravels 13:23 Archived in Ecuador Comments (0)

Quinceañera In Lima

Quinceañera is a 15th birthday for girls only.

It is celebrated in South America.

In Lima girls go to the Parque De La Reserva. It is a fountain park in Lima.

I think they choose it because it is very beautiful.

I would like to have a Quinceañera.

I would wear a pink and blue dress.

I would design a fountain like a brightly coloured pyramid with a fruit bowl on the top and hearts eithyer side.

Posted by tallulahtravels 13:11 Archived in Peru Comments (0)

Jungle Animals in the Amazon Rainforest

We went to the Amazon Rainforest in Perú and I wrote a poem about the animals.

The macaws shriek like an important burglar alarm as they steal your food
The caiman sunbathe like a fungi covered log as they try to get their blood warm
The tarantula looks like hairy legs as it crawls over
The jaguar looks like a spotty shadow as it stalks and hides
The howler monkey howls like icy wind
The parakeets sound like walkie talkie as they chatter
The capybaras are the kings of the grass eaters as they shuffle around
The crickets chirp like sweets sticking to each other as they fly around
The titi monkeys smell like damp loos as they climb and chatter along the way
The mosquitoes look like they have an invisibility cloak as they bite you and they might even kill you!!

Posted by tallulahtravels 21:08 Archived in Peru Comments (4)

Machu Picchu

We went to Machu Picchu by train both ways. Machu Picchu was a lost city of the Incas. It was covered in jungle until 106 years ago. In 1911 it was cleared. There are lots of tourists around because it's very popular.
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It was 3 and a half hours. The people were very nice, they gave us a snack. While we were having a snack, we looked at the beautiful view. The train arrived at Aguas Calientes. When we arrived we went straight to our hotel.

When we arrived at our hotel we weren't very impressed with them. There was no heater, no safe and mould on the walls.

We took the bus to Machu Picchu. We were the only people on the bus. Although there were lots of tourists, you could just walk around the corner and there was no one there. I made a video and my video had beautiful views of the ruins.
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We liked is so we went back the next day. We did a walk up to the Sun Gate. The Sun Gate is the end of the Inca Trail. It was beautiful, however, it was hard because I had to climb some of it. There was a llama at the top. People were feeding it chocolate and I fed it fresh, tasty green grass.
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I will never ever forget Machu Picchu because it's beautiful and surrounded by mountains.

Posted by tallulahtravels 19:01 Archived in Peru Comments (1)

Cusco and the Chocolate Workshop

My favourite thing in Cusco was the Choco Museo. The Incas also liked chocolate.

Mummy and Daddy didn't like how much it cost. We had to choose which types of chocolate we were making. I chose milk chocolate to use. Daddy made wakey wakey chocolate. Mummy made salty salty chocolate. My chocolate had coconut, M&Ms plus sprinkles and hundreds and thousands.
Daddy made chocolate with coca powder, coffee beans and coconut. Mummy made chocolate with mint, salt and quinoa.
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The day after we ate the chocolate.

Posted by tallulahtravels 18:55 Archived in Peru Comments (0)

Lake Titicaca - The floating Islands

We were in our hotel lobby in Puno. Suddenly there was a knock at the door. There was a man standing on the doorstep.
First he walked us down the road, then he drove us to the harbour then we walked to the boat. It was a speedboat. We travelled to the straw floating Islands, they belong to the Uros people. IMG_201705..4038767_HDR.jpg
We said "Walike". When we arrived on the island the first step we took it felt squishy.
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We dressed up in a skirt, cardigan and bowler hat. Then we took off the clothes.
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After that we went on a straw boat. It was so big it was a double decker boat with people rowing it plus plus puma's heads made out of straw.

Posted by tallulahtravels 18:48 Archived in Peru Comments (0)

The Inca Legend of Cusco

We went to Lake Titicaca which is where an Inca god came from. We went to Isla Del Sol and that is where the god called Inti came from. This is the origin story of the Incas.
In the southern region of the Indian region you will find Lake Titicaca and that is where Inti, the Sun God was born.
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It's such a beautiful place and perhaps that is why Inti, the Sun God chose that place to be where his children were born.
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Their names were Mama Ochlla and Manco Capac and they were born on Isla Del Sol.
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They were sent on a mission a few years later to find a holy city and a land for the Incas.
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Manco Capac was given a magical golden rod. Inti told them to keep on putting the rod into the soil. They were testing to see if the rod would sink into the soil. They had to start the holy city where the rod sank into the soil.
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They travelled for three generations looking for a place to sink the rod in.
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They reached a hilltop and Manco tried to put the rod in and it sank into the ground. That meant that this was the place that they should build the city.
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Manco Capac and Mama Ochlla named it Cusco Valley and that means the centre of the Earth.
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Manco Capac taught the men how to build houses and roads for people plus llamas and grow crops.
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Mama Ochlla taught the women how to make clothes and cook food and make drinks and they were taught how to look after children and sing.
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Manco Capac and Mama Ochlla in this holy city taught people how to respect others and the Earth.

The End.

Posted by tallulahtravels 18:43 Archived in Bolivia Comments (0)

Visit to El Alto Market

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The altitude is very high at El Alto, it's 4100 metres high that's why there's an incredible view of La Paz. When we were in El Alto market we bought some giant popcorn and Daddy said "Llapa por favor" which means "can we have something for free please?" She just gave us some little ringlets that were OK.
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We also bought a bowler hat, blanket an we got some lunch. We had black potatoes and trout. I loved the food. I loved El Alto but I was glad to get down again.

Posted by tallulahtravels 18:42 Archived in Bolivia Comments (0)

How to Bless Your House (In La Paz)

Please don't try this at home

These are instructions for how to bless your house before you build it.

You can buy what you need in the witches market.

You will need:

  • A baby llama foetus
  • a cauldron
  • a wand
  • some ash
  • a Yatari (which means witch doctor)

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How to do it
First, set fire to the llama
Next, make a hole in the ground
Then put the llama ash into the hole
After that, bury the llama
Finally you just build your house on the top.

Posted by tallulahtravels 18:36 Archived in Bolivia Comments (0)

Paraguay

Ciudad Del Este and Asuncion

When we went to Paraguay we thought people were friendly and helpful. Especially when we checked into our first hotel but in the next hotel we stayed they weren't friendly. It was a weird hotel because it was old fashioned. It used to be a theatre. It even had parrots, swings, tennis and a pond. It was called Gran Hotel but it wasn't grand any more.

Posted by tallulahtravels 18:32 Archived in Paraguay Comments (0)

How to visit Iguazu Falls

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About the Falls

Iguacu falls are 150 years old . They are in Argentina and Brazil. There are 275 water falls. It is on the Iguacu River, which means "Big Water" in the Tupi Guaraní language.
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How to get there

You simply just get a bus or cable or a hire car to the entrance of the park either in Argentina or Brazil.

How to get around the park

You can get around the park with bikes, free buses, safaris or boats. You can even get splashed by the falls.

Animals you might see

You might see coatis which are very dangerous, monkeys which are also very dangerous, jaguars which can be dangerous, they are there but you rarely seen them. You can also see fish, turtles if you look carefully, toucans, butterflies and pretty birds.IMG_201705..76_BURST001.jpg

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Be safe

  • Don't feed the animals
  • Wear sun cream
  • Wear mosquito repellant
  • Stay on the path
  • Don't go over the barriers

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What not to do
You shouldn't feed the animals because it's bad for them plus you could get bitten or scratched. Throw your rubbish in the bin. Stay on the path. Don't remove things.

Opening Hours
Opening hours change so you need to look at the website.
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Stuff to do if you've had enough of the falls

  • In Brazil, the wax museum
  • In a close by country called Paraguay there is shopping
  • In Argentina there's nothing else really.

Hope you have a lovely visit to Iguacu Falls

Posted by tallulahtravels 17:06 Archived in Argentina Comments (0)

Travelling Even on my Birthday

I enjoy travelling, but it is not always easy. It is not like going on a normal holiday because you have to do learning, change hotels and have our birthdays away.
Daddy teaches me science and we learn Spanish together and mummy teaches me English, Maths and Handwriting. Part of English is my blog by the way. I learn stuff every day like today I went horse-riding and learnt about animals.

You have lots of changes when yo are travelling. When you start getting used to somewhere you have to leave. Sometimes it is sad because the places that I love, I miss. Sometimes it's good and sometimes it's bad.

It is different having a birthday away because you don't have a party with friends and you also can't have big presents.
This year for my birthday, I had one dream catcher, a mini basketball, a tiny my little pony, two rubbers, a friendship bracelet, five pencils and hair stuff. However, it was a very exciting birthday because we went in 4 taxis, 2 aeroplanes, had 2 cakes, 2 birthday songs and I was in 3 countries.

Even though it can be hard travelling, I still love it.

Posted by tallulahtravels 21:40 Comments (1)

Another Estancia

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Today we are staying in an Estancia.
It has nandus who were running, walking and picking at the soil. We visited the rabbits. They were hiding from me because hey found me a bit daunting. We also visited the chickens because we were looking for eggs. While we were looking to see if there were any eggs, the chickens were picking at their grain.
I am going to tell you something about the butterflies, they were fluttering and hovering close to me.

Posted by tallulahtravels 21:01 Archived in Uruguay Comments (0)

Estancia Los Platanos

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We stayed in an Estancia called Los Platanos. It had open fires in the living room and the bedroom.IMG_20170424_193433124.jpg

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We went on a horse ride. While we were horseriding, Andreas checked the calves. Meanwhile, Daddy had a walk and saw a snake. Daddy wanted tot take a photo but suddenly the snake tried to attack him. It was a pit viper.
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Did you know that they kill you! Luckily, there were rocks so daddy threw a rock at the snake.

Posted by tallulahtravels 21:10 Archived in Uruguay Comments (1)

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