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TG#20 – Extreme Ironing (Photo 2)

Taking these photos was both very good fun and quite painful at times!

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Adventure Update #6: Uyuni

Our final Bolivia excursion was a 3-day/2-night tour of Salar de Uyuni (the largest salt flat in the world) and the surrounding areas. I’ll be writing this post as I go along,however I suspect I won’t write too much – Uyuni is a place where pictures are worth way more than the standard thousand words.

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Adventure Update #5: Copacabana

I’ve heard that it’s the hottest spot north of Havana, but unfortunately the Copacabana that Harry and I visited this weekend was incredibly cold! It’s hard to believe that I was seeing frozen car windows and frost on the ground when barely a week ago I was lounging topless on the sundeck of a boat.

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Adventure Update #4: The World’s Most Dangerous Road

Our first main activity in Bolivia: mountain biking down the World’s Most Dangerous Road, also known as Death Road and the Devil’s Highway.

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Adventure Update #3: The Long Road to La Paz

After taking the boat from Manaus to Porto Velho, Harry and I embarked on a long journey to La Paz in the heart of Bolivia.

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Adventure Update #2: I’m On a Boat!

For our adventure, the road from Manaus to Porto Velho is actually a 5-day boat journey. I will add to this post throughout the voyage, and publish it next time I am online.

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Do We Feel Safer Now?

Something that cannot go unnoticed when travelling through Brazil is the police presence. Firstly there are a lot of them, and secondly they are all armed. All of them. I noticed it when I was in Brazil over Easter, and I’m noticing it again now. I’ve discussed it with several volunteers whilst here, and I’ve … Continue reading »

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Adventure Update #1: All Aboard for Porto Velho!

As I write this I am lying in my hammock, listening to the sounds of a busy river port, and feeling overwhelmingly relaxed. The first “chunk” of our holiday has gone exceedingly well

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Here We Go!

It’s over; it’s finished, And the day is now done. The fat lady has sung, And my holiday has begun! That’s right – I am no longer a teacher, and I am now officially a tourist! I’m not 100% sure that being “gringo” is any better than being “Sir Mark”, but I’ll bet it’ll be … Continue reading »

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Farewell (+ My Leaving Speech)

Today was quite an interesting day. I don’t leave Sand Creek until early Saturday morning, but for various reasons our farewell event was held today (Wednesday).

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