Yoga in Sanskrit translates to yoke or unite. This often gets interpreted as union. Yoga has physical, spiritual and mental practices. Yoga is not a sport, I would best describe it as a way of life. The reason I say this is because sports are competitive where as in yoga one of the principles is ridding yourself of competition with others and yourself. Yes there is physical exercise involved but yoga doesn’t end on the mat or the yoga studio.…

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There are roughly 2.5 billion people in the world that do no have access to clean water. According the the World Health Organisation “Contaminated water can transmit diseases such diarrhoea, cholera, dysentery, typhoid, and polio. Contaminated drinking water is estimated to cause 502,000 diarrhoeal deaths each year.” Did you know that we are going to hit a fresh water shortage? No neither did I until I watched the The World’s Water Crisis episode in Explained on Netflix. Although the world…

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Torres del Paine meaning Towers of Blue is a national park in the Magallenas area of Chile and the Chilean Antarctica. Only 3% of the park is open to the public with roughly 250,000 visitors a year. Compare that to the 6,000 visitors Machu Picchu receives a day and you’ll feel pretty lucky. There are two main routes the W and the longer route the O. It is mandatory to book the refugios when you do multiple day hikes. It…

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When booking your tour to Uyuni whether from Bolivia or Chile make sure you do some research on the company first. There are lots of incidents involving drunk drivers and car accidents where tourist have died. Not to shock horror but safety first. I decided to go with an agency called Lithium who had good reviews on TripAdvisor. For tours in South America in general there is a site called FindLocalTrips and they recommend a few companies although Lithium wasn’t…

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I flew from Santiago to Calama and then an hour transfer which cost 12,000 Chilean pesos so £14 to San Pedro. The Atacama Desert is the the driest desert in the world. During the day it is pretty warm and then gets cold at night so wrap up warm especially if you go stargazing. San Pedro itself is really cute with lots of little artisan shops, restaurants and a hell of a lot of travels agencies. With all of the…

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