Daily Travel Photo: Lake Titicaca, Peru

Photograph by Christian Heeb, laif/Redux

Llamas gather on a hillside overlooking Peru’s Lake Titicaca, the world’s highest-altitude navigable body of water. Because of the llamas’ ability to move heavy packs over the rough Andean terrain, native people in this region have used them as pack animals for centuries. At one time thousands of llamas grazed the lake’s high basin.

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C’est au bout de 4 jours de navigation que notre crucero nous pose à Puerto Natales, l’une des dernières villes à l’extrême Sud du chili. Depuis là, nous remontons à Punta Arenas d’où nous irons visiter le célèbre parc Torres Del Paine, connu pour ses possibles randonnées en autarcie dans la nature. Nous, nous le visitons en voiture, mais ça y’est, Torres Del Paine fait partie de ma “Do to list”. J’y reviendrai, c’est sûr, et les photos vous donnent un aperçu du pourquoi.

Hello investors! Cave Johnson here, founder and CEO of Aperture Science.

Llamas, they’re proud, majestic, cheap on the black market, and Aperture Science just bought twenty thousand of them due to a shipping error. 

Now some of you may be having trouble imagining twenty thousand Llamas. That is because Llamas should not exist in quantities that large, which is why Aperture is starting the “Adopt a Llama” campaign. 

Want a brown Llama? Aperture’s got you covered. Want a slightly grey Llama? Get em’ here. Looking for conjoined twin Llamas? I’ve counted at least eight of them already. Want a Llama in a lab coat? Oh that one’s actually an employee, I’m not allowed to sell them anymore. 

Point is if you’re looking for a place to buy Llamas of legally questionable origin, Aperture’s the only way to go! 

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BEST BIRTHDAY EVER ALREADY.

This morning I walked into work and found my office like this. Turns out eight students decorated for my birthday after I left yesterday.

Then there were llamas. Rojo and Smokey the therapy llamas came to visit campus, and THEY WERE WEARING BIRTHDAY HATS. BECAUSE THEY WERE CELEBRATING MY BIRTHDAY.

Then there were homemade pumpkin-chocolate cupcakes, and 100 students, faculty, and staff sang Happy Birthday to me in the courtyard.

And this is only the beginning. My princess and I have planned three days of birthday weekend. It’s going to be a good one. Actually, I have a feeling that’s going to be the understatement of the year.

I feel loved.