São Paulo Exhibition

We landed at the Condiminio Cultural a couple of weeks ago in a cloud of road dust, gushing streams of diesel from a cracked fuel pipe. High up in the hills of Pomperia, this has been the perfect place with the most perfect people to help us fix the bus and escort us to various… Read more »

Stray Dogs Of Sucre

It’s not a long way between Potosi and Sucre – a few hours’ drive and a drop of 1000m from the barren hills around one of the world’s highest cities down through the valleys to the eternal-spring climate and greener region of Sucre, Bolivia’s traditional capital and beautiful, most perfect city. The ancient connection between… Read more »

Vegetarian Restaurants In La Paz, Bolivia

Being a vegetarian in South American countries can be a testing experience and, in general, Bolivia is no exception to that rule. In their capital city, Nuestra Señora de la Paz, however, you will find plenty of healthy, good food that has been cooked deliberately without meat or fish – pretty much an oasis of… Read more »

A Short Ayahuasca Detour On A Long Journey

Ayahuasca is a brew of various plants traditionally found in the Amazon region where it is used by people there for ritual, cleansing and spiritual practice. Generally one of the ingredients is a plant that contains DMT, a hallucinogenic drug that is illegal all over the world although in Peru the preparation and consumption of… Read more »

Drive From Lima To Cuzco

Two Hours by Plane, A Day by Bus – Nearly a Week with our L.O.C. After so many months in Lima, we were really looking forward to the drive to Cuzco. Time to let the cobwebs blow free and get some movement on again. For this run we had a couple of Londoners on board… Read more »

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    Web Media Stuff: Web Content Creation & Idea Stuff Solutions

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    Traveling around the world for four years was always going to be a tour of the world’s odd-job market. We tried so many different things but few were ever going to be the start of a new career – more like special experiences tied to a special place. However, that all changed over the last… Read more »

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    Work Exchange With Help Exchange

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    There are quite a few websites out there which offer volunteering opportunities or work exchange for tourists or travelers.  And as we plan out our last few months of worldwide exploration, Help Exchange – or HelpX –  is one that keeps coming to our attention. It was started in 2001 by Robert Price who had… Read more »

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    How To Suspend A Vehicle Permit In Lima, Peru

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    As it turns out, Peru seems to be one of the easiest countries in South America to suspend a vehicle permit. Well, we had to phone them up lots and lots to hurry them along with the paper work but, at least, it is possible, doesn’t cost anything and can be done in most cities… Read more »

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    Five Things We Love About Lima

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    The capital of Peru is one of the oldest and largest cities in South America but for thousands of visitors it is only a brief but necessary stop to and from the many tourist attractions elsewhere in this amazing country. For this reason, many people fail to appreciate the wonders of this incredible city –… Read more »

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    Traveling For Five Months Without Moving

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    Or how to look after someone’s Bed and Breakfast Our experience of house sitting a BnB was one of the strangest things we’ve done on our journey round the world. Low on funds, too early to go home yet, we almost jumped at the chance to live for free in the Peruvian capital. And we… Read more »

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    Walk Thru San Miguel

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    Your browser does not support iframes. To view in html Take a short walk with us through Maranga…

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    Media Reports of A Possible Impact Fail To Make Impact

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    Post-Chelyabinsk, media reports of a possible impact with 2013 TV135 still fail to address the issues. The story starts a few days ago when an observatory in the Ukraine discovered an asteroid that had just passed the Earth at a distance of six and half million miles. A routine discovery that was confirmed by groups in Spain,… Read more »

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    So Where Did The Chelyabinsk Meteor Come From?

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    Out of the fucking blue, is the obvious answer to that question. It was completely unexpected and was too small to have been picked up by Spacewatch. Astronomers around the world, however, have been trying to work out the origins of the Chelyabinsk superbolide – and one team from Madrid think they have found the… Read more »

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    Mario Testino’s Almost New Gallery Almost Makes Me Sad

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    It ought to be considered a valid afternoon’s outing, preferably on a Sunday, you’d assume, in that lazy, untaxing way things should be on a Sunday in Barrano. And it is. At the nice end of town, Mario Testino MATE‘s new gallery is housed in a beautifully restored building typical of the area. And the… Read more »

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    What Happened To World Car Free Day?

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    Today is World Car Free Day – or Dia Mundial Sin Auto, as they say at this end. Yesterday I met up with Octavio – the brains behind Lima’s Cicloaxion pro-cycling group – to get a heads up on the activities today in celebration of this globally recognized  event. Globally unless you’re in the UK, that… Read more »