Tag Archives: Latin America

Songs for the Road 7 – Now with even less sense!

The hot season is definitely upon us (at least, as much as it can be for London) and the poor algorithm that chooses the Your Mix selection on Youtube must be excused to be thinking that the heat has made me … Continue reading

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La Amazonia No Se Vende.

I blame it on the Piccadilly Line. You see, living in London makes you think that every other city’s public transportation system will move at the same speed as the unwieldy web of train lines that huffs and puffs beneath … Continue reading

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To the lost city that never was: walking to Machu Picchu.

On paper, the story was engrossing, the stuff of an Indiana Jones blockbuster or of a Wilbur Smith book. Picture this: a misty morning in the Urubamba valley, deep in the Peruvian Andes. Jagged peaks covered in thick rain forest. … Continue reading

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Surfin’ LI.M.A.

If everybody had an ocean Across LI.M.A. Then everybody’d be surfin’ Like Miraf… Nah, it doesn’t rhyme. Beach boys analogies aside, Miraflores was a surprise. It was the tail end of our permanence in Peru and Miraflores provided a welcome … Continue reading

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On the Praia: life on Rio’s beaches.

  The kilometres-long arc of sand glitters under the rays of the late afternoon sun. The green-blue sea breaks in white sprays of surf, ridden times and times again by kids using themselves as surfboards. Men and women flock in … Continue reading

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Queremos o nosso Bonde! The battle to put Rio’s only tram back on its tracks.

Sometimes, and that’s one of bitterest moments in life, you learn the importance of something only when that something gets taken away from you. As an introduction, I know, this is more worthy of a whingey Taylor Swift song than … Continue reading

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