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Altitude Sickness - What It Is, Symptoms, Treatment and Medication

What are the symptoms? How can I prevent high altitude sickness? What to do when symptoms occur? Is there any medical treatment?

What is altitude sickness? 1,101 more words

Acute Mountain Sickness

The Sacred Valley of Inca

What would be the first thing that crosses your mind when we hear “Peru”? The Incas and Machu Picchu? Yes, but there’s more to it. Have you heard about Salineras de Maras? 1,016 more words


Puna Ground Tyrant, Muscisaxicola juninensis, Arica, Chile

Approaching its nest located inside a crevasse in the rocks, a Puna Ground Tyrant, Muscisaxicola juninensis briefly pauses on top of a boulder with a beakful of insect prey that will be fed to its offspring. 27 more words

Nature Photography

Machu Picchu and into the jungle...

Its 02:00, I’m in a comfortable, deep sleep. I’m suddenly awoken to a pain in my face and realise that Kel is slapping me and shouting my name. 1,701 more words

Cómo hablar el chileno

I decided to write my blog in Spanish this week because I’m fun and cool… (Don’t worry Mum, there’s an English translation below!)


Cuando estaba pensando en pasar la primera parte de mi tercer año en Chile, uno de mis profesores me dijo de inmediato “Jaj, buena suerte con el español allá. 1,548 more words


Spectacled Bear

Meet the gentle and scholarly cousin of the bear family, the spectacled bear.

Named for their light coloured markings on their faces, which often look like reading glasses, the spectacled bear is the lone representative of their family present in South America, and is technically the largest carnivore on the continent.  307 more words


Lake Titicaca takes my breath away

It’s been a while since I wrote a blog, and lots has happened in the meantime, so I’m going to try to recap in two blogs what we’ve been up to for the past fortnight before we head to the Wi-Fi-free Amazon rainforest tomorrow. 1,258 more words