Author: Kitty Cross

Welcome to “Darkest Peru”

So the exciting news is that coming up in November 2019, the second “Adventures With Kit!” will be heading to Peru with 15 intrepid souls.  Are you one of them?  Stay tuned for more details in the new year.

Packing the Summer Away

  What a blast that was! Summer has gone and I am missing the Australians already…  Here are a few from the Rockies.Next Stop?  I’m heading to Peru to build “Adventures With Kit-Peru!”   Coming Fall 2019 or spring 2020

Antarctica with Quark Expeditions

So June asked me how I ended up guiding in what might be the coldest place on earth–even colder than the corner of Portage and Main in Winnipeg in case you’re curious.  There’s a rumour that since I spend a great deal of my spare time in Central America and South East Asia and India…
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Canadian Marshmallow Farms

                                          This is not an uncommon site in the spring and the fall of the year if you’re driving down Canada’s byways.  But the question of what it is does require some thought.  What you’re looking at is the result of a bumper crop at one…
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Peru–Now there’s a place for you Kit!

                                           Many years ago I got some advice from a good friend of mine.  We were plowing through old National Geographics in the basement. As I recall you bought them by the pound from the second-hand shop.  The planet hadn’t changed much in my small lifetime so it didn’t matter one bit that they were…
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Earthdate February 3 2015, Antigua Guatemala

One of the things I remember clearly about Antigua Guatemala are the ancient gnarled cobblestone streets.  They make for great photos–at night just after it rains and you can see the window lights dancing across them like diamonds. In the glaring light of day, they’re a bit precarious for walking and like any artistic impression,…
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Earthdate January 24th 2015 Rio Dulce Guatemala

  Imagine this road after a torrential downpour of 18 hours.  Now imagine that it could be the next best thing to a running river of mud.  It might in fact have ruts and divets.  It might have a hole at the bottom of a small hill big enough to swallow a small car.  Okay…
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Earthdate January 23 2015 Rio Dulce Guatemala

It’s been a crazy couple of days.  I’ve taken care of business in Antigua.  The hotel (La Posada Merced) is much brighter than I remembered and I know everyone is going to love it.  More on that later.  Now with the business out of the way and the group not coming for a couple of…
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Earthdate January 19 2015 Denver Colorado

“Ladies and gentlemen, this is Ally at the United Airlines check in desk.  We’ve overbooked the flight today to Houston and we’re looking for volunteers to stay behind.  We can offer you a $400 United flight voucher plus accommodation and food vouchers tonight if you need them, in the mile high city.” Are you kidding? …
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Adventures with Kit – Guatamala ’15

Guatamala is one of the most vibrant, colourful countries in all the world Come with me for three weeks through the highland villages and into the jungle where you’ll learn a little Spanish and live in the midst of this glorious culture. Guatamala travel is as cheap and authentic as you can get, so this…
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