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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Trekking to Tobago’s Real Fountain of Youth
Tobago

Trekking to Tobago’s Real Fountain of Youth

On an island as tiny as Tobago, it’s doubly thrilling to discover that the road less travelled still remains. In this case the “road” was a river, and I was navigating it not by boat, but on foot – barefoot – with a man named Porridge. Continue reading