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...
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Monthly Archives: September 2011
The middle-aged Peruvians surrounding me can only frown or look on, mystified, as I stifle giggles watching the small television screen on the bus. Singer Milder Oré and his trio of merry musicians are grooving along and miming to popular hit, … Continue reading
Jaime Valera takes another sip of ruby red wine before he peers into his laid-open, yellowing notebook and begins lightly strumming a melody on his old guitar. He turns and says something to his group of assembled friends and they … Continue reading
Utter the words “Peru” and “ruins” in the same breath and 99 per cent of people (Phil and I included) would probably think of Machu Picchu. But hidden away among the clouds above the Utcubamba Valley in the northern Andes … Continue reading
Shanta winks as he slams a giant jar containing yellow-tinged liquid and an unfriendly looking snake on the bar. At first glance it looks like a preserved specimen from a natural history museum, but no, this is snake juice. Sugarcane … Continue reading
With his misshapen, bent arms dragging alongside him, tiny Etsa slowly shuffles across the dusty floor before gently leaning his furry head against my knee. The pitiful sight of this small brown woolly monkey is hard to watch. Etsa is … Continue reading
A blind, barefooted old woman is garbling loudly at me in incomprehensible Spanish. She stumbles and falls into a muddy ditch. I try to help her up but she shrugs me off. Speaking a fraction more clearly I make out … Continue reading