Rural Community Tourism in Peru

Condor Travel has helped implement a community-based rural tourism project in Andean communities. Read more about it here: SustainableTrip.org Blog. Advertisements

The Wonder of Iguazú

In February, we visited what is arguably one of the world’s most stunning natural wonders – Iguazú Falls. Our visit marked the perfect end to an amazing journey in South America, filled with wonderful memories and some of the most mind-blowing experiences one could ever hope for. Perhaps the absolute awe of this occasion led … Continue reading

Enchanting Encarnación and its Crazy Carnaval

Paraguay’s enchanting city of Encarnacíon is the capital of the department of Itapúa, on the country’s south east border with Argentina. We arrived in Encarnacíon after sadly leaving Ecuador, and spending a couple of days in Asuncíon, Paraguay’s capital. The city, according to the 2002 census, which is divided from Argentina’s Posadas by the great … Continue reading

Amazon Adventure Part III

Earlier on in the week Ramiro had talked to us about a photography competition he was running in Napo. The prize was a handmade, artisanal necklace and a daytrip to one of the regions’ tourism gems – Cascada Pimpilala. By the end of the week, he had chosen his winner and invited us to come … Continue reading

Amazon Adventure Part II

We arrived at our host family’s home by taravita (Spanish for rusty and life-threatening cable car) late the next afternoon after walking through sweltering heat and pouring rain from the bus drop off point a few kilometres away. Apparently few volunteers venture out this way, preferring the creature comforts of life in the city. All … Continue reading

Amazon Adventure Part I

The word Amazon conjures in the imagination wildly primitive, exotic images – lush, dense tropical forests, steamy days bathing in wide anaconda infested rivers, grass huts, exotic foods, colourful and diverse wildlife, and some of the most preserved indigenous civilizations on the face of our planet. Those images are spot on! The Amazon is one … Continue reading

10 Observations of Life in Intag

We came, we saw, we conquered (or not quite!) but sadly our time in Cuellaje has come to an end. We met some of the loveliest people so far on our trip here, played games with the kiddies, got to know the local customs, the food and get accustomed to waking up while the sky … Continue reading

Sugar, No Spice and All Things Rice – Last Weeks in Cuellaje

They don’t call it rainy season for nothing! Life and work in Cuellaje has been progressing, albeit at snail’s pace, bogged down with heavy rainfall, the occasional landslide, and well just lifestyle in general in this corner of the world. The South Americans aren’t known for their exceptional organisational and time management skills, and in … Continue reading

La Loma Kids Win a Trip to Cuicocha

As part of the Government of the Parish of Cuellaje’s efforts to clean up and green-up this beautiful part of the world, for the past several weeks they have been running a competition between the schools in the Parish to see who could collect the most plastic bottles. Last week the results came in and … Continue reading

Bringing in the New Year Living and Working in the Cloud Forest

The Parish of Cuellaje is a conglomeration of seven different communities situated in the mountain region of Intag, amongst the cloud forest. The region is extremely rich in ecological biodiversity and its lush green pastures and sub-tropical forests are home to many animal species and workplace for many farmers. The climate provides the communities here with the … Continue reading

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