Phil Vinter and Sophie Cross are a couple of journalists taking a little jaunt through Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and anywhere else the wind takes them!
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- Hand gestures of Brazil...
- Peru's floating reed islands on Lake Titicaca
- Hanging out at one of the World's only sloth sanctuaries
- Drugs, dirt and danger: A glimpse at Rio's shadier half
- A National Treasure: Trekking in Chapada Diamantina
- Is a diet of guinea pig, Amazonian frogs legs and snake juice the key to longevity?
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Monthly Archives: August 2011
Hands, nose and ears chilly after an hour-and-a-half hike through thick mud, babbling brooks and over bridges formed of giant laid-out tree trunks in the midst of Colombia’s beautiful Cocora Valley and I was, as ever, ready for a hot … Continue reading
I fear pool won’t quite cut it for me anymore, for I have experienced the incredible Colombian bar sport of Tejo… “There’s only one place in town where you can play it,” says our jovial hostel owner Hemmie. “But they … Continue reading
Unless I’m sleeping in it, I’m really not a big fan of the dark. And unless I’m hiding from a mass murderer I’m really not too fussed about confined spaces either. So being told that I have to crawl 20 … Continue reading
In the late 20th century the powers that be in Colombia decided to build a new transportation system in Bogotá to try make getting around a bit easier for the good folk living in this sprawling city and to reduce the pressure … Continue reading
“…And next up we have Muñeca, a gorgeous grey renowned for her speed and agility…” The baseball-capped commentator’s voice booms out through the microphone as the small crowd gathered around follow his gaze down towards the tarmac. A couple of metres … Continue reading
Cocaine put Colombia on the World radar. From the mid to late 1970s, exports of the white stuff took off after celebrities in the US and Europe made the drug ‘cool’. The country was first to react to the sudden increase in … Continue reading
Our trip to the town of Mompós has not disappointed. Its relaxed setting and beautifully preserved Spanish colonial architecture, brimming with wooden-doored houses and bright flowers peeping through ornate wrought iron railings, are believed to have inspired Nobel prize-winning Colombian … Continue reading