Archive for the ‘ South America ’ category

a Sunday in May   wrote:

South American Food

If your looking for a culinary experience, South America is not the place to go, I know most people will say: “what about the steaks in Argentina!” Yeah, yeah I like a chunk of beef as much as any other man, but really, it’s not food magic is it? But if you like a lot […]

a Tuesday in May   wrote:

Lost in the Jungle

The humidity is at 90%, the heat around 37, and we’re lost in the middle of a jungle, but the spirit is high, we have torches, but no mosquito spray. Just a few hours ago, we where sleeping in a hammock facing the Caribbean sea on tree sides. Eating chocolate filled bread and chasing miniature […]

Delicious cakes can be found everywhere in the changeable city of Bogotá. On the top of a beautiful forest covered hill a church bright in sunlight looks over the city. The museums are filled with wonderful painting including the enormous works of Botero. Narrow attractive streets a contrast to the disruptive and loud traffic. We […]

a Wednesday in April   wrote:

The dreaded Lima

The first night in Lima we celebrated escaping the Hare Krishna village by going out drinking with fellow volunteers. The tasty pisco sours helped the conversation flow well into the night. The area we stayed in Lima was a lovely surprise. The horror stories we heard about the city were not evident. We were next […]

a Thursday in April   wrote:

Eco Truly Park

On day one at our second eco-village we knew it was not for us. We both felt Eco-Truly was a facade of sustainability. Unused eco-technologies were kept in glass cabinets to show to visitors. The organic vegetables produced were sold and cheap ones bought in for the villages to eat. Those staying there seemed to […]

a Tuesday in April   wrote:

Bug Karma? Arica.

I thoughtless cover a brown bug in sand, realising my mistake I half heartlessly try and dig it out. Later that night I feel a bug on my ear, I try and grab it but it crawls right inside. It hurts as it wriggles deeper and I start screaming and kicking my legs. Jim who […]

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