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Road Trip in the Andes

8 Jan

I’ve just returned from my latest travels in South America. We took a road trip into the Colombian Andes. As the images below bear witness, it’s difficult to take a decent photograph out of the window of a moving car on a not-so-smartphone. But the Andes and its people remain innately photogenic (as do those omnipresent dogs). No doubt, parts of the great mountain range are still dangerous for the traveller – I have in mind Mario Vargas Llosa’s Death in the Andes. It’s easy to see how anti-Western sentiments might arise. Elderly people sit by the roadside all day to scratch a living from the snacks they’ve cooked. Global inequalities are manifest. But I experienced no hostility myself, just the inspiring, big-screen vistas of the Andes themselves. Feliz Año Nuevo!

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