The mysterious Nazca Lines

One theory is that the lines were created to be seen by deities from the sky and years later, Mark and I got on board this tiny rickety plane, our nose full of petrol and the wind in our hair.

Floating islands & cultural turism in Puno

A French tourist pulls a small child dressed in the traditional dress of the indigenous people of Peru, the Uru people who live on the floating islands in Lake Titicaca, towards her daughter and instructs them both to play. She then proceeds to take pictures of the two playing. 'Oh my God, isn't it cute?' …

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living on a prayer in Peru

Staying Alive  Saturday night fever, staying alive by the Bee Gees is blasting from the sound system of the tiny rickety Daewoo car we are in and just when I thought the last song had perfectly captured the moment... The next song is Bon Jovi's living on a prayer. The universe has such a sweet …

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Sick in Pisco

It's a sweltering 27°c outside and hotter inside. I'm in bed riddled with illness, I'm sweating, shivering got stomach cramps and trying to figure out if I need to go to the loo or not. I've been struck with Scombroid poisoning. We arrived in Paracas on Saturday after a four-hour bus journey in a very …

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The video – Trekking on Perito Moreno Glacier

We went to El Calafate, Patagonia in Southern Argentina and trekked across the infamous Glacier Perito Moreno. A little video we made of the experience of trekking over ice.

Golden Condors

So the bad news is we won't be making it to Antarctica. We're both absolutely gutted and after a few days licking our wounds, we decided there was no point crying over spilled milk and that as we were here in South America we should make the most of it. Sooo... we're now in Peru! …

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It’s not the end of the world

After some time waiting around at the end of the world (as the most southern town in Argentina calls itself) for a potential replacement boat to Antarctica and tireless negotiations on our behalf the dream of conquering the 7th continent is dead in the water. We are naturally very gutted, the complications that occurred were …

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