Monthly Archives: November 2012

Photo of the week: sunset on the salar

November 30th, 2012 (3 Comments)

Before we did the three-day tour to Bolivia’s salt flats, we were often warned about the hellish first night spent in freezing cold temperatures at a high altitude in very basic accommodation. Luckily for us, the altitude and cold were bearable, and even basic accommodation looks luxurious with this view. This is a snippet from […]

If I had a Superpower: Marcello the Wandering Trader

November 29th, 2012 (2 Comments)

When I first met Marcello at TBEX, I was a little taken aback by the smooth-talking travel blogging stock trader, but he quickly became one of my favourite people. He blogs at Wandering Trader, and I’d definitely recommend watching his videos – he’s bloody hilarious. Marcello, 28, was born in Venzuela, is half-Spanish and half-Italian, […]

Comparison is the thief of joy, and other stories

November 27th, 2012 (18 Comments)

An elfin-like girl perches on a chair, slicing her bow expertly across the strings as she winks and smiles at the dreadlocked guitarist. He’s the kind of man I can’t imagine ever not being topless. The singer sways with stoned, sparkling eyes, and the crowd dances wildly to the klezmer mix. I sit to the […]

Photo of the week: a plate of fruity delights

November 23rd, 2012 (2 Comments)

This is the type of plate of food that makes my heart sing. Fruity, healthy tapas on a gorgeous plate in a charming restaurant where the sun shines. I found it in Canastra Azul, a delightful place in Porto that replicates eating at a friend’s house. You say what you don’t like, and they bring […]

Photo story: Into the wild on Bolivia’s salt flats – day three

November 21st, 2012 (23 Comments)

This is the final part of a three-part photo story on our adventure into Bolivia’s salt flats. See part one and part two. A sunrise over the salar provided a fitting final morning for the colourful three-day tour. We all slept better that night and were excited for the final spectacle of the salt flats.

Photo story: Into the wild on Bolivia’s salt flats – day two

November 19th, 2012 (2 Comments)

This is the second installment of our three-part photo story on Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni. See day one of the story here. Day two started with eggs for breakfast and shared stories of an uncomfortable night’s sleep. We’d all had trouble breathing, one person had screamed in the night, and some hadn’t slept at all. […]

Photo story: Into the wild on Bolivia’s salt flats – day one

November 12th, 2012 (4 Comments)

Drunk, kamikaze drivers, freezing cold nights, and crippling altitude sickness was enough to make us apprehensive about venturing into Bolivia’s salt flats – but it definitely wasn’t enough to put us off exploring what promised to be some of the planet’s most other-worldly landscapes. Here’s our journey in photos.

Photo of the week: getting away from it all

November 9th, 2012 (5 Comments)

The three-day trip to Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni is a magical wonderland of geysers, desert and sparkling multi-coloured lagoons. Our jaws dropped at every turn. No-one is in sight aside from the odd 4×4 dotting the horizon. It takes the words ‘getting away from it all’ to beautiful, unseen heights. This photo is a sneak […]

Working with the Wichi people in Salta

November 6th, 2012 (4 Comments)

Have you ever heard of the Wichi people? We hadn’t until we went to Jueves a la Mesa, a vegetarian puerta cerrada in Buenos Aires. A couple from New York – Leigh and Noah – were holding an exhibition there of photos taken by Wichi children. They had given kids in the community digital cameras […]

Photo of the week: chocolate delights in Besalu

November 2nd, 2012 (2 Comments)

When private chef Lee Pennington came to cook for us at the Blog House, I was a little disappointed to find there was no vegetarian option – but that was all but forgotten when I saw the dessert. The cute little chocolate and raspberry filled cups were out of this world delicious.