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Cusco, Peru is a special place for many people. For the ancient Incas the place is especially so dating back to the 12th century. It’d be then, according to legend, that the first Inca, Manco Copac, at the behest of
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Let’s give credit where credit is due: Colca Canyon is a sight to behold. At 10,725 ft deep (3,270 meters) it is one of the world’s deepest canyons, more than doubling that of the US’s Grand Canyon. Even without the
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We were less than one day away from considering undertaking a bit of a, shall we say, a long family outing along the spine of Lake Titicaca’s Isle del Sol, when another traveling family said something that stopped me and
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“Sometimes you kick, sometimes you get kicked,” said INXS front man Michael Hutchence back in 1987. And though it’s unlikely he was referring to travel adversity when we wrote those lyrics, it’d be those words that would come back to
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Initially, a three day journey into the Salar de Uyuni (Saltflats of Uyuni) didn’t find itself on our radar. It seems preposterous now but, the fact was, numerous days rambling through a white expanse of nothingness just didn’t compute. It
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The amount of ink Lonely Planet’s South America guidebook dedicates to Camiri, Bolivia can be best described in two words. These being, ‘virtually zilch’. The valley town of approximate 65,000 inhabitants is little more than a dot on the guidebook’s
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Hint: There is No easy way The decision to bus across the Chaco from Asuncion into Bolivia was not a decision we took lightly. For a good six weeks or more, before bidding Paraguari farewell, we’d done our homework. From
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On the road there are good days and bad days. Other times, when you are lucky, there are really good days. And then sometimes, when you least expect them, there are days that you are destined to never forget. This
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One week to go and the final week and the final countdown is staring us straight in the face. For quite a few weeks we’ve envisioned this momentous junction. Longed for it, would be a more apt description, actually. Now,