On July 24th 2011, Peru is celebrating the day, 100 years earlier, when Hiram Bingham quite accidentally discovered Machu Picchu. He wasn’t the first person to find it, but he was the first to recognize its significance. Thus began the dramatic rise of Machu Picchu as one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the […]
From the makers of Ice Age The Movie comes new release Rio. This fun packed family animation features a rare blue macaw parrot called Blu. He thinks he is the last parrot of his breed, so when he hears that there is one surviving female, he heads down to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to hook up with the […]
‘A mother is someone who, on seeing only 4 pieces of chocolate cake for 5 people, will be the first to say that she doesn’t really like chocolate.’ In Latin America, a mother plays an important role as self-sacrificing goddess and center of the family. Women are sacred and revered, and the mothers are the […]
Some photos from day trips just outside of Cuenca, Ecuador Cojitambo can be reached in just under an hour from Cuenca. Above the small village are Canari and Inca ruins and a large cliff face said to have the best rock climbing in all of Ecuador. Photos:The ruins Cojitambo / The Cliff / Locals having […]
This really was the holiday of a lifetime and thanks to expedition leader Hannah and her fantastic team was it was a magical experience. The scenery and wildlife were breathtaking and the history of polar exportation, and my hero Sir Ernest Shackleton in particular was vividly, brought to life. To be able to follow his journey and pay my respects to him at his graveside in South Georgia was very emotional and something I will never forget.
Lorraine traveled on Hebridean Sky. Find out more here.