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 you what they see fit. At the end, you pay as much as you think it was worth. I wish I lived next door.
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. Read more
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. But an air of excitement kept everyone going – and at least we hadn’t been cold. Read more
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. Read more
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 preview of next week’s three-part photo story on our trip into the Salar.
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 and taught them how to use them. The results were on the walls of Jueves a la Mesa and had also been displayed at an exhibition in Salta, the city the couple live in. All proceeds from the sales of the prints were to go back to the Wichi community.
Fast forward a couple of months and we were in Salta with Leigh, Noah and their daughter, Lila, volunteering on the project. We had been captivated by the photos the Wichi children took – photos of the ir family, their animals, their feet – and wanted to meet the people behind them, and do what we could to help. Read more