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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    Volunteer Community Websites Can Seriously Augment Your Traveling Experience

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    Social forums and volunteer community websites such as workaway.info can seriously augment your traveling experience, making for an easier integration and a way of supporting local and independent projects. It is one of those win-win situations: The host gets help and the guest gets a deeper encounter with a foreign country – and everyone benefits… Read more »

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    Markets in Lima Are More Advanced Than The West

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    From the time we arrived back in Central America until we arrived in Lima, Peru to settle down for a few months, we were pretty much on the move all the time. Any jobs or chores that needed doing around the truck were put off – thinking that once we were embedded in our new… Read more »

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    Counterfeit Dollars Come From Peru

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    I thought I was being clever, checking the money they gave back to me in the supermarket or at the money-exchange place, seeing if it was counterfeit or not. That is until I saw everyone else doing it too. You hand over your notes for products bought or services supplied and the cashier checks them,… Read more »

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    Will Our Next Dog Be Hairless And Peruvian?

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    [icon name=icon-pencil] The first time I saw these kind of dogs was the blurry morning after arriving in Mancora, Northern Peru. I was coming back from the bakery and there they were stretched out between the market stalls and some fenced-off roadworks, blocking my way. Hmm, what’s this, I thought? I had a camera on… Read more »

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    Streetview Cameras Spotted In Chachapoyas

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    There were two rival Streetview camera systems spotted in Chachapoyas recently. One was Google’s latest daring raid into the Andes – the other was us, Earthcircuit Streetview. The former was parked up on a back street, the sleek, modern car ticking down in the shade, its camera tree in position, the operator messing around with… Read more »

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    Rideshare Round The World

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    OK, so you’re driving round the world – just the two of you, your offspring, maybe a dog – usually in a vehicle that might look like it’s from a different planet compared to some of the jalopies sharing the road.             And if your rig is big enough to… Read more »

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    Driving To Kuelap

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    Driving to Kuelap takes us three hours from Tingo on the main road. The way up is in a pretty bad state and in a couple of places we had to stop, get out and seriously consider turning round. In the time we were there, though, we saw all manner of vehicles bringing tourists, locals… Read more »

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    The Cloud People of Kuelap

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      Who were the Cloud People who built Kuelap? No one really knows. Where are the cloud people who run this gaff now? No one knows that either. After three hours climbing the contours from the main road 2000 meters below, through mud and rain and hanging off crumbling tracks, we had arrived at Kuelap…. Read more »

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    Minor Planet Center – Reddit AMA

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    http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/1jib7v/we_are_the_minor_planet_center_the_nerve_center/

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    Welcome To Ecuador

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    [singlepic id=260  float=center] [slideshow id=24] Full Gallery: Equador Overland