There are few cities where the most spectacular natural scenery known to man and extreme poverty lives side by side – Rio de Janeiro is one of them. This sprawling city rests in a valley surrounded by mountains which curve…

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Forgotten was the lost city of the Incas, Machu Picchu, meaning ‘Old Peak’ in Quechua. It rested gloriously under a submersion of twisted vines and trees – the jungle swallowing each piece of carved stone and history. Rediscovering Machu Picchu…

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My bike wheels clung precariously to the side of the mountain as Bolivian truck drivers skimmed past with bull-dozing ease. Centimetres stood between Yungas Death Road, me and a sheer drop of more than 200 meters as the settling dust…

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What words dance across your mind when you think of the mighty Amazon Rainforest…excitement, wildlife, sloths, flooded forest, monstrous and magnificent? These were a handful of the words bating me ahead of my boat trip down Brazil’s famed Rio Negro…

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