San Pedro de Atacama – a land of superlatives

San Pedro de Atacama, one of the northernmost towns in Chile is an intriguing place. Although there are more tourism agencies in the three streets of the town than actual people living there (20% are operated by robots) and it’s crazy expensive, the natural beauty surrounding the town more than makes up for it. 6 …

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4 days in Chachapoyas – one of Peru’s best kept secrets.

Chachapoyas is a small, colonial city that I hadn’t even heard of until 3 days before I arrived there. It’s a sleepy town that comes alive during the evenings, where there's traditional dancing in the streets and a really relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The historic centre is full of uniformly whitewashed buildings with brown balconies, …

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Beaten up and spat on by an old lady in Cuenca.

I always say that in a fight, I would rather be punched than spat on. For me, spitting is vile, and one of the most disrespectful things you can do to someone. Therefore, I’ve no idea why I spent part of my morning voluntarily being spat on by an elderly, Ecuadorian lady. Before you get …

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