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Michael Fab
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Peru again.....and a bit of Bolivia too
I was worried Cusco and Machu Picchu might not seem as
special second time around but Cusco was just as charming as on first
inspection. And Machu Picchu was even better cos there was no rain and no rush.
We got to spend a whole beautiful blue day there and...

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Volunteering in Peru
‘Home’ again in Cusco – this time for 3 weeks instead of 3
days. It definitely feels like home as we settle in for 3 intense weeks of
voluntary teaching and Spanish language study. We live with local lady Carola
who feeds us tantalising tropical fruit break...

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The Polar Plunge is not just for Penguins
"Strange. There is always sadness on departure. It is as if one cannot after all bear to leave this bleak waste of ice, glaciers, cold and toil..." - Fridtjof Nansen One perfect day turned into another; this was truly the trip of a lifetime. On February 3rd...

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The Polar Plunge is not just for Penguins
"Strange. There is always sadness on departure. It is as if one cannot after all bear to leave this bleak waste of ice, glaciers, cold and toil..." - Fridtjof Nansen One perfect day turned into another; this was truly the trip of a lifetime. On February 3rd...

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Park blitz three: an outbreak of hoodoos
Mesa Verde National Park. 2 Days. Accommodation: Far View Lodge inside the park. Attraction: Ancient Puebloan cave dwellings. Cliff Palace Balcony House Starting about 1500 years ago and for about 700 years an ancient civilisation created homes, and whole c...

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Park blitz 2 from black canyons to sandpits
Black Canyon of the Gunnison, 2 Days. Accommodation: Montrose. Attraction: Canyons A less well known canyon, the Black Canyon of the Gunnison was a surprise in its depth, breadth and colour. It was as impressive as any we had seen but is not as well frequen...

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The climate changes in Salt Lake City
Not the normal reason for people to visit Salt Lake City, but our reason was to participate in the climate change rallies occurring around the world on the 21st September 2014. It was a drizzly day and I was worried that this would reduce numbers, but a fai...

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Park Blitz Part 1
Well, this is Part 1 of my park blitz blogs. Since some of these parks were done as lightning visits it did not seem prudent to stretch them into full posts each. I will try to give some tips on each park of what it is best for, where we stayed and how long...

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Rocky Mountain High
After the brief detour to Mt Rushmore we headed south and into Colorado, our eventual destination being the Rocky Mountains National Park (RMNP). Hopefully since we had not been under 1200m since Seattle I would be acclimatised by now to the higher altitude...
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