The journey into Chilean Patagonia

The beauty of Chile being such a long country is that is crosses so many geographic belts so you really get all worlds in one place. After leaving Pucon, I began journeying deeper into the Lakes District. You have to see this place!

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Pucon, Chile – an incredible town!

Chile has it all. I started my trip in this country in the Atacama Desert – the driest place on earth, and now I’m in the Chilean Lake District – it’s difficult to believe these 2 places are in the same country – massive lakes, forests and snow-capped volcanoes all around – incredible!

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My 2 week Bolivian itinerary

Bolivia is one of those countries that many people I’ve met either bypass entirely or spend minimal time. Hell, I’m one of those only spending 2 weeks in a country that warrants a little more time! This is how I spent 2 weeks in this incredible country.

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Easter Island – a guide and photoblog

I have never felt as isolated from the rest of the world as I have on Easter Island. This adds to the mystery of the Rapa Nui people and how the hell they got here in the first place. It’s a beautiful sort of isolation – a small town feel and an overarching sense of mystery – I love it! 

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Four of the most incredible days on the Bolivian Altiplano (a photo blog)

I’ve said it before, but this planet doesn’t stop amazing me. I spent the past 4 days cruising through the Bolivian Altiplano (high plateau) and I can’t recall being bored once over the 1,000km journey – the scenery and landscapes are otherworldly – I’ve never seen anything like it!

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Cerro Rico – one hell of a mine tour in Potosi, Bolivia

I’ve never been into an active mine, or any mine for that matter, but I had heard the stories about Cerro Rico, a once silver-rich mine dating back to the 1800’s that was one of the major suppliers of silver for the metal-hungry Spanish. Sure Marc, let’s go for a tour in an ancient mine, in the middle of nowhere. Great idea.

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La Paz to Sucre, Bolivia

The first thing you notice about La Paz when you’re flying into the city is that it’s super flat. Well, that’s what I thought until I got into the taxi and made my way into the city proper – it’s like this metropolis has been built into a gigantic crater rim!

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Cordillera Huayhuash – a photo blog

This planet doesn’t stop amazing me with its beauty. I just finished a 10 day, 120km circuit around the Cordillera Huayhuash in Peru and I’m left gobsmacked by how incredible this planet is!

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My 3 week Ecuador itinerary

If I’m honest, I wasn’t expecting to be blown away by Ecuador and really didn’t know much about it at all prior to commencing the South American leg of my trip. As I write this, I realise what an underrated, exceptional country it is!

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