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3 Day Jeep Tour: Salar de Uyuni  Posted on 11/16/2014
After a harrowing 8 hour bus trip from Sucre to Uyuni, I was relieved just to be off the bus and on firm ground again. Our bus driver literally raced another bus the entire trip, jockeying for position and momentarily overtaking before...
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Walking With Dinosaurs  Posted on 11/12/2014
When I found out that just outside Sucre was a Parque Cretácico (dinosaur park), my inner 6-year-old took control and all of a sudden I was spending a hot afternoon in southern Bolivia clambering down into a gully to get up close to...
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The Chaos Of La Paz  Posted on 11/08/2014
Nuestra Señora de La Paz, more commonly known as La Paz (the peace) is the highest capital in the world at 3,600m above sea level. Obviously it also claims to have the highest Irish pub, golf course, soccer stadium, hospital and...
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Island HomeStay On Lake Titicaca  Posted on 11/05/2014
Lake Titicaca is shared by Peru and Bolivia, and at 3,812m above sea level, is the highest navigable lake in the world and the largest lake in South America. According to Andean legend, Titicaca is the birthplace of the sun, with Isla del...
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Machu Picchu!  Posted on 10/31/2014
Machu Picchu is 2,430m above sea-level, situated on an ‘eyebrow’ between the Andes and the rainforest. Built in the fifteenth century Machu Picchu was abandoned when the Inca Empire was conquered by the Spaniards in the...
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5 Questions I Never Want To Be Asked Again  Posted on 10/28/2014
Travelling solo has made for some interesting conversations, interactions and I have met some awesome people. The first thing I get asked by other travellers is whether I have had any issues travelling solo. To be honest I think what you...
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Incredible Colca Canyon  Posted on 10/24/2014
Colca Canyon is the second deepest canyon in the world, and nearly twice as deep as the Grand Canyon. It is also one heck of a stunning 3 hour drive through the high Andes from Arequipa – passing between volcanoes and across the...
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Nasca Lines – Made by Aliens?  Posted on 10/21/2014
Viewed from the ground, the desert of Nasca in southern Peru resembles all other deserts; dust spirals whirling across a large flat plain made up of small rocks and a lot of sand. However when viewed from the air it becomes unique –...
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Counterfeit Currency – Not Just in the Movies  Posted on 10/17/2014
I had a run-in with counterfeit currency today. Every time I have paid for something in Peru, I have had my offered banknotes scrutinized: held up to the light and bent in several ways before they have been accepted. Now I know why. People...
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  • austinarthur
    austinarthur 27 February 2014 18:29:22

    It's very rewarding volunteering in Mexico!

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