Wow! What Happened?

Île de la Cité near Note Dame Cathedral.

Île de la Cité near Note Dame Cathedral.

Two weeks ago I was in Chiang Mai, Thailand enjoying the Yee Peng / Loi Krathong season when I got notice that I had won Viventura’s Marketing Globetrotters contest – a 14 day all-expenses paid trip touring through Chile and Peru with Digital Marketing Expert and Rapper Mike King. Here is the announcement. What an honor! I was stunned! The idea is to go along on this amazing adventure in South America and get to learn latest techniques in online marketing from some masters. This was on a Tuesday. I was supposed to be on the other side of the planet, literally 12 time zones and a different hemisphere away, in South America on the following Monday!

Académie des Sciences

Académie des Sciences is normally packed and tonight I practically had the courtyard to myself.

Well the folks at Viventura scratched their collective heads and figured out a way to make it happen. So I found myself here in Paris France, on my way to Lima, Peru!

Musée d'Orsay at Night

It was closed but Musée d’Orsay is One of My Favorites

I am so psyched! We start with a few days here in Lima, Peru; then off to Arequipa, Cuzco, the Sacred Valley, Aguas Calientes, and something I have been dreaming of doing for years, Machu Picchu! From there we go to Lake Titicaca, Capachica, Puno then off to Santiago de Chile. From Santiago we go to UNESCO World Heritage Site Valparaiso for a few days of seaside relaxation before ending the trip.

These are a few of the shots I was able to make during my layover in Paris! I really love this retirement adventure and I am looking forward to doing photography in what for me has always been a dream destination.

Eiffel Tower

Even on a Short Layover in Paris you Have to See the Eiffel Tower

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Author: Jonathan Look

In 2011 Jonathan Look decided to change his life and pursue adventures instead of comfort and possessions. His goal is to travel the world solo; one country at a time, one year at a time. To accomplish this he got rid of most of his possessions, packed up what little he saw as necessities and headed out. His goal is to spend ten years discovering new places, meeting new people and taking the time to learn about them, their values and their place on this tiny planet. He embraces the philosophy that says a person is the sum of their experiences and rejects the fraud of modern consumerism that makes people into slaves of their consumption. He doesn't intend to be modern day ascetic, just more mindful of his place in the world and to make decisions according to that new standard.

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