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ARGENTINA: EL CHALTEN When a group of hungry cyclists get together things can get out of hand. A fourteen kilo lamb and fourteen people. That makes sense, doesn’t it? The only other thing on the menu was bread. And wine.

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baking in barilouche

ARGENTINA: BARILOUCHE Oh, the joy of fresh produce and a kitchen!

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feeding frenzy

BOLIVIA: UYUNI One of the things that I enjoy a lot about cycle touring is being able to eat as much as you like of whatever you like. A family sized pizza? No, problem. Chocolate by the box? Go for it. Breakfast, second breakfast, elevenses, lunch, an afternoon snack, ice-cream, two servings for dinner. It […]

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BOLIVIA/CHILE: LA PAZ — CALAMARCA — PATACAMAYA — CALLAPA — SAJAMA — TAMBO QUEMADO — SALAR DE SURIRE — ISLUGA — COLCHANE Recently, in a somewhat self-indulgent moment, on somebody else’s blog, I was bemoaning my lack of inclusion in any ‘tribe’. But, really, one of the best – and perhaps most unexpected – things […]

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in and out of huaraz

PERÚ: IN AN OUT OF HUARAZ Huaraz is not a pretty town – most of it was destroyed in the 70s by a massive earthquake and the city which rose phoenix-like from the ruins is a rude mass of raw concrete block and cheap brick constructions, a forest of exposed steel reinforcing sprouting from flat […]

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adventures with bread

Having a house has made me extremely domestic and one of my favourite activities right now is baking bread. I quickly got a basic loaf dialled with the addition of a few ingredients that, in the absence of wholemeal flour, add a bit of substance and interest  – oatmeal is readily available and ground linseed, […]

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meeting kelly and kurt (or a honduran photo story)

I can’t remember when Kelly first wrote to me but by the time it looks like we will finally meet an extensive correspondence between us already exists. When I leave my friend Lindsey in El Salvador it is to meet Kelly, who is travelling with her partner, Kurt. I set off with around five days […]

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hanging out with lindsey at the lake

I whizz into Santa Ana, El Salvador’s second largest city, slightly ahead of schedule and spend most a of day waiting for Lindsey to turn up on the bus. It’s a hot humid place of bustling markets. The next morning we explore the centre a little. Hanging out with friend always seems to invovle a […]

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shopping in guatemala

My vision of hell is a giant supermarket without an exit and I do what I can to avoid entering them. However, in Salama, an unremarkable mountain town in Guatemala, I found a supermarket that charmed me considerably and that I didn’t want to leave. Next stop is the bakery. Outside chicken buses bring colour […]

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I find a coconut by the path on my way back from the laguna.

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