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17. 'The Last Prime'

Plans are subject to change. Small and big.

Of the former; in Cali I had decided I wanted to have a crack at the ‘longest climb in world cycling’, Alto de Letras. 4,197 more words

Cycle Touring

Matanza

…is a Brazilian band from Santiago, Chile.

It’s a mix of Andean folk and electronic.

Also check out their album, Dub America.

You can download it for free… 10 more words

Culture

Peruvian Maca

Native to the high Andes of Peru around Lake Junin and used for over 2000 years.

Maca is rich in vitamin B, C, and E. It provides plenty of calcium, zinc, iron, magnesium, phosphorous and amino acids. 279 more words

Peru

South American Adventures: Day 10 - Colca Canyon and the start of The Andes.

I’m not entirely sure there are proper words to describe the absolute majesty that is Colca Canyon. It is jawdroppingly breathtaking.  It is exhilarating. It is undoubtedly one of the most inspired views I have ever feasted my eyes on. 589 more words

Winter in Chile

Here in Chile, it is the middle of winter! The children have had their winter holidays and the snow has covered the top of the surrounded mountains in Santiago. 272 more words

Sunbathing Alpacas in the Shire

I often see these dudes when I’m up and around Nipstone, but I’ve never seen them all together before. It seems the sun was a bit too much for them, as they sought shelter under the tree…..so technically, they’re not sunbathing at all. 6 more words

Shropshire

Day 3 on the Inca Trail: into the mist

From the highest point of the trail at Dead Woman’s Pass, we descend into the mist.  It feels very comforting to be cloaked in the clouds where you focus on what is immediately in front of you. 100 more words

Travel