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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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Scenes Through Bus Windows I  Posted on 10/10/2014
The perfect place to have an existential crisis is while sitting on a bus in Ecuador or Peru. Long uninterrupted hours to do nothing but stare out the bus window, think weighty thoughts and wish you had bought food for lunch as there is...
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What To Expect From Your Spiritual Cleansing  Posted on 10/04/2014
People in Ecuador (and all over the world) will visit their local shaman for a wide variety of reasons. Luckily for me, walking through the market in Cuenca on Friday, I stumbled across the weekly visit by local shamans, and stopped to...
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Galapagos I: Sea Lions & Iguanas  Posted on 09/30/2014
The best thing about the Galapagos Islands, is that all the animals, birds and sea-life living there just go about their days as they would normally, unimpressed by humans wielding cameras. Boats, lounge chairs, picnic benches and...
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Waking Up Achuar Style  Posted on 09/28/2014
Lying in my tent with only a 2cm foam “mattress” between me and the hard-packed earth, I wondered how I was ever going to get comfortable enough to actually go to sleep. Worst case I decided, I would just lie there watching the...
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  • austinarthur
    austinarthur 27 February 2014 18:29:22

    It's very rewarding volunteering in Mexico!

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