Grab your trekking shoes and trail mix, guys. The Inca Trail is open for 2016!
When Dan Berlin lost his vision due to cone-rod dystrophy,Â his life changed. One world dimmed, faded, and finally switched off, but another opened up: the world of ultra-distance running.
When we started out on our 42 kilometre trek along the Inca Trail, I was full of morbid questions; questions I really should have researched before booking the trip.
Peruvian chef Alejandro Saravia arrived in Australia on New Yearâ€™s Eve 2006 with nothing but a suitcase and a dream (and probably a few other things).
South America is a beautiful destination, candid and colourful, but many South American countries are still working towards economic stability and equality. Drained by conflicts over the last few hundred years, these countries struggle to establish basic standards of living for their citizens. And even in the more prosperous areas there will be those that slip through the cracks, like in the favelas of Rio or shantytowns of Peru.
Â It may come as a shock that cheerful, marmalade-loving, wellington-wearing Paddington Bear â€“ a UK icon as English as rain or understatement â€“ comes not from London, but from â€˜darkest Peruâ€™.
Popular in coastal regions of the Americas, ceviche is essentially raw fish cured in lemon or lime juice. Itâ€™s usually spiced with some kind of chilli and toppings such as onions, salt and cilantro arenâ€™t uncommon. It goes rather splendidly with side dishes such as corn, avocado, plantain and sweet potato. Yummo.
Studies suggest that the worldâ€™s 300 million indigenous people â€“ living in mainly rural areas across 70 countries â€“ experience greater degrees of deprivation and poverty than non-indigenous people.