South America

Not Missing an Opportunity of a Lifetime

eagle rays

Last time I tried to dive, I puked. It was in Fiji and the water currents were extremely rough and I was on my way to go diving with sharks. I felt too ill to go diving and I had missed on an opportunity of a lifetime. The opportunity to dive with sharks rose again when I was invited to go shark diving in the Galapagos with Contiki and Céline Cousteau. This time I was going to go to the Galapagos prepared for diving.

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The Colours and Chaos of Pisac Market

Pisac Market

It’s Sunday morning at Pisac market. Pots of dye are spread on a table, the colours ranging from daffodil yellow through deep purple to aquamarine. Behind them a plump woman sits with the brim of her traditional hat angled over her face. Copper, black and red striped textiles hang on every available surface down the cavernous alleyway behind her, paintings, stacks of throws, dolls and silver jewellery crowding the tables.

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