Weekend in Blekinge, Sweden

Although most southern Europe was engulfed in an unbearable heat wave, here in the north the summer never arrived. In fact, a few days ago I read on a news page that it was the worst summer in Sweden in 155 years. I can not complain much, we enjoyed sun and heat in Kenya and beach in Zanzibar and in fact a sunny Iceland too. I spent the rest of the summer working, so the bad weather did not bother me much, in fact, I almost preferred it, so it was not so hard to go to work. Sunnier days ...
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Ecuador: Galapagos Islands

“The Galápagos Islands are an archipelago of volcanic islands distributed in the Pacific Ocean, 906 km (563 mi) west of continental Ecuador, of which they are a part. The islands are known for their vast number of endemic species and were studied by Charles Darwin, as his observations and collections contributed to the inception of Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection” To get to the Galapagos Islands we had to of course stop first at Ecuador. We came from Mancora in northern Peru to Guayaquil, southern Ecuador. Guayaquil is a very nice city, with coast and a very pretty boardwalk, ...
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Spring in Sweden

After a very hard (as usual) winter, spring finally came… kind of. I will not write a post about winter this years because I didn’t do ANYTHING. Winter, for me, starts when I need to go down to the basement to take out my very big and thick jacket that I usually use when the termometer hits 5 degrees or less, and that usually happens already in November. This year I lost 3 winter weeks because I went to Mexico to visit my family, but when I came back, winter was here, waiting for me. In Malmö doesn’t snow that ...
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Peru: The Inca Trail & Machu Picchu

One of the main reasons we were in Peru was to hike the Inca Trail. So one day before we decided to buy a smaller backpack, because everyone told us it was actually hard to carry even 5 kilos. And my backpack was kind of big, and knowing myself I was going to pack so it weighs 15 kilos. We bought it in a small store in Cuzco, one of the many outdoors’s stores. We also bought water bottles, iodine pills to purify the water, endless band aids, and altitude sickness pills. But to be honest, coming from Bolivia, the ...
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PERU: Puno & Cusco

After we crossed the border Bolivia-Peru without any problems, we arrived to Puno. Puno shares the Lake Titicaca and has their own very peculiar island: the islands of Uros. Their uniqueness is due to their construction. They have been created entirely with the buoyant totora reeds that grown abundantly in the shallows of the lake. The lives of the Uros people are interwoven with these reeds. Partially edible (tasting like nonsweet sugarcane), the reeds are also used to build homes, boats and crafts. The islands are constructed from many layers of the totora, which are constantly replenished from the top as they ...
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