Monthly Archives: April 2015

Lima, Peru: Worst Traffic Ever?

I absolutely loved my two days in Lima, Peru, at the beginning of this month (posts to follow). Our tour guides Vanessa Vasquez and Marek Zakrzewski Fernández looked after us brilliantly. So much so, it was like spending a couple … Continue reading

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Colombian Mangroves In A Dugout Canoe

I’ve just got back from an amazing trip to South America. Thanks to a wonderful collection of local guides, all our plans went without a hitch (with the exception of Rich’s camera getting stolen just five days in, but we … Continue reading

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Mount St. Helens With Her Head In The Clouds

In 1980, Washington State’s Mount St. Helens erupted onto the World stage. After three months of grumbling, on May 18th she literally blew her top, in a cataclysmic explosion that sadly killed 57 people, flattened thousands of acres of mature … Continue reading

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A Closer Look At Chicago’s Tribune Tower

The Tribune Tower was constructed between 1923 and 1925, following a competition run in the Chicago Daily Tribune newspaper to design the ‘most beautiful and eye-catching building in the world.’ That might be overstating it a bit, but there’s no … Continue reading

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Byodo-In Temple, Oahu

Standing before the Byodo-In Buddhist Temple on the Windward coast of Oahu, Hawaii, it’s hard to believe you’re looking at a half-sized replica. The original shrine, located in Uji, Japan, was constructed in 1053 and unsurprisingly is a UNESCO World … Continue reading

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Into The Labyrinth of Buda Castle, Budapest

Long before the city of Budapest was unified in 1873, the twin towns of Buda and Pest faced each other across the Danube. And long before King Béla IV built his castle on Buda Hill in the 13th Century, prehistoric … Continue reading

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