Yes, Bolivia is one of the most beautiful countries in the world.

They say that every action has an equal and opposite reaction. This is certainly the case in the Bolivian town of Uyuni. Less than half an hour from the town is one of the natural wonders of the world – the Salar de Uyuni (Uyuni salt flat), where the skies and the ground come together, …

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Is Bolivia one of the most beautiful countries in the world?

Whoever says that Toyotas (and Japanese cars in general) don’t break down is a liar. This was all too obvious as we were pushing a 2-and-a-half-ton Land Cruiser at the highest point of a four-day tour around the incredible landscapes of south-western Bolivia. Exerting this much energy at over 5,000m above sea-level was a killer, …

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A trip to Lago Sandoval

After spending 4 days in the jungle, I decided for some reason that I hadn’t seen quite enough animals. Waking up to the sun shining made me feel I’d be wasting my last day in Puerto Maldonado if I didn’t do something, so I quickly booked a tour to Lago Sandoval, just 15 minutes before …

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Tambopata: Peru’s corner of the Amazon.

Since leaving my job in Ecuador and having to choose between visiting the Galapagos Islands or going to the Amazon before my visa ran out, heading into the jungle had been something I hadn’t wanted to miss during my time in South America. Almost 4 months later, the dream became a reality in Tambopata, in …

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A night time walk in the Tambopata jungle.

“Be very careful when we are in the jungle. In this part, we have bullet ants, poison frogs, and venomous snakes. There are also tarantulas,” explained our guide Rodrigo, who would be leading us on a night walk from our lodge in Tambopata national reserve, which is thought to hold 10% of the world’s known …

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A visit to Ccochahuasi Animal Sanctuary.

Although condors are carrion birds and do not attack live animals, there is still something terrifying about even going into an enclosure with 8 of the things, let alone being told to go first. However, Ccochahuasi is not a normal animal sanctuary, and not just because its name begins with a double C. I’m always …

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