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13 December, 2013

Ice Hiking and Ice Climbing in Iceland

Crawling into an Ice Tunnel
In an Ice Tunnel

After climbing Mount Jebel Toubkal in Morocco last March and hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu last May, I felt ready for another challenge "Hiking a glacier and climbing an ice wall in Iceland". So last November, when I went to Iceland I made sure we had sufficient time for this activity. It turned out to be a wonderful day, cold but sunny ... perfect for an ice hike. We decided to hike with a guide as glaciers can be very dangerous. There are many crevasses (cracks in the ice) - some of them really large and deep - covered by a little bit of snow, which only an experienced guide would be able to spot ...
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08 December, 2013

Meeting Lesimbi, a young Maasai from Tanzania

Children in a little Maasai village in Tanzania
Maasai children in Tanzania
By Luis Barreto:
This year I had the opportunity to visit Tanzania to work on a few videos for one of my clients. I knew very little about the country before I left cause I prefer not to look up too much information on the Internet before I travel but love being surprised by a country. Tanzania definitely gave me a very positive surprise. It was a wonderful and very interesting experience. 
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01 December, 2013

Top 5 Things to do in Quito Ecuador

Equatorial line in Quito in Ecuador the Middle of the World
Quito Ecuador Middle of the World
When you are in Quito, the capital of Ecuador, the first feeling that you will experience is one of euphoria for having made it to the mid-point of our vast globe. If that's not enough then you can also draw satisfaction from the fact that your are in the second highest capital of the world. Quito, with its 2 million and growing population, is nestled at an altitude of 2,850 and is only beaten by La Paz, Bolivia, as the highest capital city in the world. Therefore make sure to reserve some time in your itinerary to acclimatize. I visited Quito after I hiked the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu and before my visit to the wonderful Galapagos Islands. There are many things to do and see in and around Quito, in this post I will focus on my top 5 while in the city
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