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Category Archive: The Americas

Oct 11 2016

The Night I Tried Ayahuasca

A couple of weeks ago, I suddenly felt sick, and proceeded to throw up, not once but lots of times.  I was on my own in Manchester, feeling achy all over and cold.  I won’t labour the point. I’m sure you get the picture.  It wasn’t the best day I’ve ever had.  What was the …

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Jun 29 2016

Discovering Costa Rica

Working full-time gives me money to travel far and wide, but there is a trade-off.  Like many other people, I am limited to taking holidays and don’t have the opportunity to travel for an extended period of time.  Obviously, there has to be some compromise, but I still want to travel my way – independently, with no real plan. …

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Feb 21 2014

Ice, Ice, Baby: Perito Moreno Glacier

So, what have I got for you for this Foto Friday?  Well, it’s one of Mother Nature’s miraculous sights – Argentina’s Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the glaciers located in Los Glaciares National Park.  Apparently, there are 47 big glaciers, of which this is one, and 200 small glaciers.  Unsurprisingly, the park is a UNESCO …

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Feb 14 2014

What a Load of … Corn!

While I was in Peru, I saw more different types of corn/maize in a variety of colours than I had ever seen.  Since I’ve been writing about Peru recently, I thought I may as well continue the theme for this Foto Friday. When I took this photograph, I didn’t know much about corn and had …

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Feb 10 2014

The Challenge of Colca Canyon: My First Canyon Trek

Since I had a few days to spare before trekking to Machu Picchu, I decided to take part in another trek, which was being organised by a couchsurfer from Arequipa.  He sent out a message on the Couchsurfing website inviting other couchsurfers to join in a trek to Colca Canyon.  I arranged to meet him …

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Feb 07 2014

Bolivian Festivities in Tarabuco: Pujllay

While I was staying in Sucre, a couple of other female travellers had heard about a Sunday market and asked if I was interested in going.  I was, so we headed off to Tarabuco by bus.  It’s about an hour from Sucre and is home to the Yampara people.  There’s a large open-air market there …

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