Category archive - South America

Patagonia: Hiking to Mount Fitzroy, Argentina

Patagonia: Hiking to Mount Fitzroy, Argentina

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Photo: Taquile Island – Lake Titicaca, Peru

Photo: Taquile Island – Lake Titicaca, Peru

 

At around 3,800 meters Lake Titicaca in the Andes is the highest navigable lake in the world. On the Peruvian side of Lake Titicaca is Taquile, a tiny island that rises even higher still and is home to almost 3000 people.

Tequile is famous for its colourful hand woven textiles and it is not uncommon to see men knitting as they wander the streets, or in the plaza.

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The Best in the World: Trips of a Lifetime

The Best in the World: Trips of a Lifetime

The Best in the World is a series of posts of what I consider some of the most wonderful places in the world. Some of them will be places I’ve visited myself, others will be high on my ‘wishlist’, and some will be recommendations I’ve gathered from fellow travellers. Not a comprehensive list of course, but certainly a good place to start.

Getting ‘off the beaten track’ is getting more and more difficult these days with tour companies providing access to even the most remote areas of the globe. This also means that if you have the dollars, you can pretty much go anywhere you like!
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Photo: Mount Fitzroy, Argentina

Photo: Mount Fitzroy, Argentina

Mount Fitzroy, Argentina.