Tour Day 2: Volcanos, Lakes and Deserts on the Bolivia / Chile Border

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On the move by 7.30am on Day 2 of our Tour from Uyuni, #Bolivia to San Pedro de Atacama in #Chile. We left our salt hotel and the Salar de Uyuni behind and travelled south along the edge of Cordillera … Continue reading

Cochabamba street art – murals

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Time in #Cochabamba Bolivia is flying by, a shame as this is a fine place to visit! Once again in our wanderings around we have come across some fine street art murals, exhibiting real artistic skill, often with some social … Continue reading

Equine Therapy in an Urban Setting – in La Paz!?

Horses & riding eh? Something the rich do, an activity for the ‘Horsey Set’? Well maybe not always. In #LaPaz we came across a project providing equine (horse-based) therapy for people, mainly kids & youth, with special needs. Being somewhat cynical, we were amazed by the delight & progress of the kids, as they sat & rode horses, whilst undertaking a series of mobility exercises.
It was something to warm the cockles of your heart!

Equine therapy we discovered is not something that new in the western world, but here in Bolivia it is a fairly new developing practice. The centre we found in CotaCota, in south La Paz, operates under the auspices of the Humanities Faculty of the state run university UMSA. Named ‘Ma Wawaki Saranani’ in the indigenous language of Aymaran [orVamos todos juntos como¬†uno‘ in Spanish; ‘We go (forwards) together as one’ in English]. Continue reading

#potd: Pachamama resistira!!! amidst the concrete of Arequipa

pacha_resistiraHaving made our way on foot across the river Chilli, and northwest through the district of Yanahuara in Arequipa, we came across a veritable oasis of lush greenery & working terraced agricultural fields near to the mirador Carmen Alta Chilina and on both side of the river valley. Locals were busy harvesting herbs, working the fields & keeping irrigation channels clear. To the north, nothwest & west, through the mist & clouds, the mountains of Chachani, Misti & Picchu Picchu loomed over the city, thankfully with no volcanic eruptions in sight! Continue reading

Penguins and Trident in the sun near Pisco

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After a week in Lima, Peru, we shifted down a gear on the 25 November, and travelled south some 300km on the Panamerica Sur highway to the old port town on Pisco. On the Saturday we took a tour of … Continue reading