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The Famous Otavalo Market  Posted on 09/16/2014
Every Saturday the Otavalo Market in Plaza de los Ponchos swells in size to include peripheral streets, all crammed with small stalls featuring among other things – silver jewellery, painted wooden figures, brightly coloured...
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Otavalo  Posted on 09/12/2014
For $2, I took a bus 2.5 hours north of Quito to spend a week hanging out (and getting over my altitude sickness) in the town of Otavalo, located at an altitude of 2565m in the Northern Andes. I wasn’t going to lose any altitude in a...
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Breathless in Quito  Posted on 09/07/2014
Ecuador is home to some of the highest volcanoes and mountain peaks in the world. Quito is the second highest capital in the world, and around 2850m above sea level it does take some acclimatizing to. Flying from Houston (at around sea...
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NASA: It’s Only Rocket Science  Posted on 09/03/2014
So I thought the Space Centre would be a little like Disneyland, bright shiny rockets lying about to climb in and simulators everywhere to try my hand at space landings. Sadly for me, it’s not. The NASA Johnson Space Centre in...
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Squamish  Posted on 08/31/2014
Squamish is a small town about an hour north of Vancouver, and 20 minutes from Whistler. It is located on the tip of Howe Sound, surrounded by granite mountains and within a temperate rainforest. The people of Squamish are incredibly...
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It Might Be A Bear  Posted on 08/31/2014
Getting up at 5am for the bus to Yosemite was a little bit of a struggle. It’s a 4 hour bus ride from San Francisco which means you really need to stay overnight to get a chance to hike some of the trails. And luckily for me,...
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Squamish  Posted on 08/26/2014
Squamish is a small town about an hour north of Vancouver, and 20 minutes from Whistler. It is located on the tip of Howe Sound, surrounded by granite mountains and within a temperate rainforest. The people of Squamish are incredibly...
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Orcas, Seals and Sasquatch?  Posted on 08/26/2014
It was only when we were on the forest trail in Squamish that I noticed the signs about Sasquatch. Apparently I was hiking in the valley where he is rumoured to live, and so there were signs providing information and histories of...
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Orcas, Seals and Sasquatch?  Posted on 08/22/2014
It was only when we were on the forest trail in Squamish that I noticed the signs about Sasquatch. Apparently I was hiking in the valley where he is rumoured to live, and so there were signs providing information and histories of...
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Sea Plane to Gabriola Island  Posted on 08/21/2014
I left Vancouver as the co-pilot on a sea plane – just in case I was needed… and skidded down 15 minutes later in the harbour of Silva Bay, Gabriola Island in a wash of sea water as the plane taxied in to the...
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  • austinarthur
    austinarthur 27 February 2014 18:29:22

    It's very rewarding volunteering in Mexico!

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