Colombia: trekking into the heartland of the Muisca
Colombia / Latin America / Uncategorized

Colombia: trekking into the heartland of the Muisca

It’s not every day that you get a tattoo while 3,000m up a mountain. My tattooist was a delightful little Colombian named Maruja, and her simple tools were plucked from the Andean mountainside, just as they had been for centuries: a plant, and a pinch of soil. This was no ordinary traveller’s tattoo: this was a Muisca tattoo Continue reading

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Friday Photo: Namibia’s Sea of Sand
Africa / Namibia / Photo Gallery

Friday Photo: Namibia’s Sea of Sand

Namibia’s “Sand Sea” – the Namib Desert , has today been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The desert’s burning sun, unobstructed by clouds or trees, paints with light and shadow on the sloped surfaces – the rust red walls, the white clay floors, the dark, hardy camelthorn trees. Continue reading