Category Archives: South America

Floodings, draughts and the melting of the ice caps; some think that climate change is a problem only facing our generation, but it is actually thought to have affected ancient civilizations as well (albeit for different reasons). On my recent visit to Trujillo I was surprised to find out how climate change may have even wiped Read More →

I don`t think I have ever felt so much pain in my life. Every step I took up the steep incline in the dark was like torture and I knew that it would be a very long morning before I would be relieved and finally reach the summit. The Colca Canyon trek in Peru was Read More →

It usually takes me a little time to fall in love with a city. Over the years I have visited Berlin numerous times and after a while I really started to enjoy its rebelliousness, the street art and liberalism. I also liked Phnom Penh when I first got there, but it was only after living there for a Read More →

When we visited Brazil for the World Cup this year I was delighted to be able return to Rio de Janeiro, a city I visited in 2007 and have wanted to return to ever since. There is something magical about Rio, nestled as it is between a majestic coastline and rugged mountains. Rio is obviously home to Read More →

I rarely leave home without my trusted camera so I have been fortunate enough to capture a number of memorable images during my travels around the world – but of all of the photos I have taken, perhaps my favourite were taken not of this world, but from beyond. On our way to back to Read More →

So as Chris and I are in South America this summer, it seemed rude not to drop by Brazil for a few weeks to soak up the atmosphere at the World Cup. Unfortunately we didn’t manage to spend the whole tournament in Brazil (much like the England team) but we did get to spend the Read More →

When I stepped outside the jeep on the last day of our Bolivian Salt Flats tour I couldn’t believe that the landscape that unfolded itself in front of me was real. The vistas I was lucky enough to witness rather looked like a painting coloured in soft shades of green, blue and brown, all framed perfectly with stunning Read More →

While day one of our Bolivian Salt Flat tour had us marvel at the immense Uyuni Salt Flats, day two and three was all about mountains and deserts. The Uyuni Salt Flats are situated in the world’s driest desert – the Atacama Desert. Within this desert lie many dormant and extinct volcanoes, as well as one active volcano Read More →