When I thought about slums before this travel I imagined slums made of metal and plastic like those of New Delhi in India I could see 2 years ago. Then I went to Colombia. There, thanks to the Professor Andres Sanchez Arias I could see different types of slums and understand more about this world I didn’t know. I also discovered of a new approach … Continue reading From India to Brazil, how my perception about slums changed.
Tequila in Mexico, Belikin in Belize, Guaro in Costa Rica, Aguardiente in Colombia, Pisco Sour in Peru, Singani in Bolivia and now that we are in Brazil, Caipirinha. The simple name of certain alcohols suggests travels. It triggers pictures of exotic destinations. I tasted some of these beverages. Not all of them, I’m not a fan of strong drinks. These drinks are considered part of the … Continue reading Alcohols, travel in troubled water
Our exploration of Bolivia continues and we chose to stay some time in the elegant city of Sucre, the official capital of Bolivia. The downtown of this small city is well preserved with magnificent buildings from the colonial time all painted in white. On the top of this architecture, we really enjoyed here the much better weather conditions and celebrated the absence of negative temperature … Continue reading Looking for dinosaurs in the land before time.
A researcher in Bolivia in the world’s highest monitoring station. Our journey led us through La Paz. The city is impressive in size and organization. Literally, it steps over mountains and makes a frontal assault of cliffs. The funiculars joining the different parts of the city like aerial metros help to be aware of its strange geography. This amazing city deserves at least one … Continue reading Between wind and mountain
Between Peru and Bolivia, we visited one after the other unique and majestic geological formations. In challenging weather conditions and some lack of comfort we visited a lot of them. Here I present the most impressive to us. To start with Peru, we saw the sacred mountain Vinicunca nicknamed “Rainbow mountain”. The colors are formed by the sedimentary mineral layers in the mountain that have … Continue reading Gardens of stones and salt.
A region marked by an inhospitable climate. The climate around Lake Titicaca is particularly inhospitable with an average altitude of 3750 meters, annual temperatures below 10 ° C and almost no rain. It is surely not a place where we wish to live. Yet this area has been inhabited for more than 3700 years. Several ethnic groups lived here long before the arrival of the Spaniards … Continue reading A night on a floating island with the men of the water
A hike to the mythical city Rather than taking the easy route: bus or train from Cusco to Aguas Caliente, the departure village to visit the so famous Incas ruins, we went on a trek to the Salkantay to enjoy the approach of Machu Picchu and the mountainous landscapes in the region of Cusco. We chose the family organization Refugios Salkantay for this hike. … Continue reading The discovery of Machu Picchu