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 »

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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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    Full Gallery: Equador Overland

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    Younger Dryas Impact Finished Off The Mammoths

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    A study supporting a major impact at the onset of the Younger Dryas period, conducted in America, was published recently. It was an examination of ice age cores and the discovery of melted spherules indicating an impact 12, 800 years ago. Busy time, 10, 000 BC, wasn’t it? The woolly mammoths are also in the… Read more »

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    Into The Amazonas Through A Rainbow Doorway

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    It was raining and getting dark and, for the past hour, the road had been passing through canyons and gorges, under punkus, by pongos and sometimes just inches above violent rapids. We were desperate to stop but the terrain afforded very little habitation – let alone free overnight parking spots. Instead there were lots of landslides –… Read more »

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    A Ruin Around Every Corner

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    Nothing quite so ruined as Peru ruins. Not only does the country boast a good variety of landscapes, there are also the mysterious remains of forgotten cities scattered throughout. In the mountains, there are forts on every hill, tombs hidden high up the valley walls and archaeological complexes at the end of torturous tracks. In… Read more »

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    From the highest mountain on earth to the edge of the driest desert

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    Driving south from Quito, there were still thousands of kilometers before dropping back down to sea level and the border with Peru. You are in a land high in the patchy clouds  – crispy air at night like a kind of express autumn as we raced south into the winter. And nestled in valleys on… Read more »

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    Equator

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    On board LOC Jigsaw*, we are very fond of lines, whether real or imaginary, and so you can imagine our excitement as we found ourselves crossing the equator. Fortunately we are not alone; we pulled off the highway just past a small town called Cayambe, at zero degrees latitude exactly, to find the wonderful monument and… Read more »

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    Gallery Updates from the Equator

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    Being so close to the equator, and parked up in the middle of nowhere, means we can finally get on with some gallery updates. Eleven hours of darkness, utter stillness outside and starry skies (that usual wilderness fallback) generally obscured by cloud – affords us the opportunity for bothering the laptop and it’s ever-swelling hard… Read more »

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    Driving through Colombia

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    Driving through Colombia is a pleasure. From the north, the Caribbean coast, the road runs straight south through the greenest, lush, countryside imaginable. To the left, lies a range of mountains that mark the border with Venezuela –  and to the right is another rising cord of hills – both ranges work together to gently… Read more »