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The Quora Column

Surreal towns, shaped by nature

From manmade, moveable islands to an entire town built in a meteorite crater, these are some of the strangest ways in which people have adapted their settlements to Mother Nature.
Read more… 12 September 2014


Trekking Peru’s Santa Cruz trail

Famous for cutting through the Cordillera Blanca – the world’s highest tropical mountain range – this lesser-known alternative to the Inca Trail could be crucial to locals’ survival.
Read more… 02 August 2013


How to climb a South American volcano

The Andes is pocked with snow-capped volcanic cones, offering towering ice spires, sulphurous craters and stunning altiplano views to the aspiring volcano-bagger.
Read more… 21 March 2013


Peru's lost world

Stretching 6,400km through South America, the mighty Amazon harbours mystical legends that lure travellers deeper into the jungle.
13 December 2012


Exploring Peru’s epic Colca Canyon

Within a bus ride of Machu Picchu is a fissure twice as deep as the Grand Canyon, home to soaring condors, endless trekking routes and little-altered Inca and Pre-Inca traditions.
Read more… 15 October 2012


Choose your own adventure in Peru

The dramatic extremes of the country — from the lush riot of the Amazon to the culinary flair of Lima to the boho-chic beaches of Mancora — hold something for every traveller.
Read more… 09 July 2012


Into Peru’s Amazonian heart of darkness

The northern city of Iquitos is a jumping off point into a jungle adventure of animals and rustic cabins.
Read more… 28 November 2011


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