#122: Highs and lows

PERU, 5th -21st November 2019 I stretched the bright blue sports tape around my thumb, rubbed it on thoroughly and tried opening my hand. The tape protected my thumb, like the doctor (a friend of my parents) I had Skyped with the day before had suggested. It felt good. After examining my hand via the … More #122: Highs and lows

#121: The Apprentice

PERU, 3rd-7th November 2019 “You’re very tall,” I said to Max as I welcomed him off his bus from Lima onto the busy streets of Churin. His was very tall, surprisingly so (that’s why I said it), but I hoped he didn’t take it the wrong way. It was, after all, the way I greeted … More #121: The Apprentice

#113: Into Ecuador

ECUADOR, 16th-20th August 2019 The border between Colombia and Ecuador was one of the most extraordinary we’d been through, particularly on the Ecuadorian side, where the immigration building and its surroundings had the look of a makeshift refugee camp. Everywhere sat families with their backs propped up by their meagre possessions, kids running around, their … More #113: Into Ecuador