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the road to Puno

We set out from Cusco to the city of Puno in the southern part of Peru, where the Andean plateau widens and rises to about 12,500 feet and continues as a wide expanse into Bolivia and Chile.   195 more words

Wildlife Photography

Gluten Free Chocolate Cake-Pan Cake

Truth be told, there almost wasn’t any of this cake left to photograph. I had gluten free advocates around to do a taste test of my first gluten free, vegan, high altitude cake – and we nearly inhaled the entire cake within minutes of it coming out of the oven. 309 more words


Trekking in Annapurna, Nepal Part Three: The Kali Gandaki valley

I chose the alternative road to Jomsom. There was a high pass on the western side of the valley which totally avoided the road. I walked most of the way with a small local girl who wanted to practise English with me. 690 more words

Janie's Travels

Trekking in Annapurna, Nepal Part Two: Thorung La Pass

I was sitting with a Buddhist nun in a cave above Manang. She blessed my impeding crossing of the Thorung La high pass by whispering strange words under her breath and tying a sacred string around my neck. 691 more words

Janie's Travels

Brownie Points for Adjusting

With that long preamble amply and abley fabled, it was time to try out my hypothesis.

H0= I am literally the most useless human on the planet… 1,463 more words

Contrast And Compare

Oatmeal Jammies

Have you ever looked at your baking supplies and wondered what to do with 1/2 cup of this flour, or a little of that flour? I was confronting that dilemma when I found a recipe for oatmeal bars. 298 more words


How to Prepare for a Winter Trek to Annapurna Base Camp

Here’s how to prepare for an independent trek, plus a little overview of each day to (hopefully) inspire your own Annapurna adventure.


First, you’ll need to get a few boring things out of the way. 2,157 more words