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The Incredible Clifftop Monasteries of Meteora

Just like the surreal volcanic landscapes of Cappadocia and the bizarre natural terraces of carbonate minerals in Pamukkale, as soon as I saw photographs of the stunning clifftop monasteries of Meteora, I knew I had to go. Those of you who are regular readers of this blog will know that I’m an avid photographer and […]

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Laguna 69: My Harsh Introduction to Trekking at Altitude

We originally strolled into the offices of Quechuandes to enquire about the infamous 4-day Santa Cruz trek.  Having completed our ‘acclimatisation’ trek with Huascarán, and not really suffered any ill-effects (apart from a little breathlessness towards the top), we felt confident that we weren’t susceptible to altitude sickness, and therefore capable of enduring a few […]

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