Skype: PEPEREDS | PERU: +51 987-183-166 pepe@peperojasbirding.com

Hi all! It has been a long time since the last post I published and since then many things have changed in the world, literally! … It is really hard to believe, but it is our new reality, our lives changed drastically.

The Coronavirus crisis caught me in February aboard the Scenic-Eclipse returning from Antarctica. We were on our way to Ushuaia to leave a group of tourists, meet another group and head to the Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica. On the way back to the continent, the news was changing as the virus spread out through the world. Little by little countries all over the world were taking actions against the virus.

Peru was one of the first countries to close its borders and declare a strict quarantine which did not allow me to return. Argentina closed its ports and we found ourselves sailing in an uncertain situation without knowing when or where we could disembark and return to our countries of origin.

Little by little, some opportunities began to emerge. In Uruguay we were able to disembark tourists and part of the crew, then in Brazil, where I was able to disembark and fly to the USA, which is where I am currently. Happily my family was able to leave Peru and we are together in Florida.

Anyway, here I am again, adapting to the new reality and life during this pandemic and as part of this I am taking up my blog. Stay tuned because I will be sharing a lot of my experiences during the past months.

Love you all,

Pepe

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