It's only mountains - there's nothing greater September 8th 2008 The bus journey to Huaraz took us from the dull weather of Lima to the sunnier climes of the Central Andes, and what the town may lack in elegance it makes up for in its setting, with the Cordillera Negra one impressive range of mountains nearby and the snow-capped peaks of the Cordillera Blanca topping that. Not far south is the Cordillera Huayhuash, containing supposedly some of the finest alpi ... read more
South America » Peru » Ancash » Huaraz Ancient Peru was the seat of several prominent Andean civilizations, most notably that of the Incas whose empire was captured by the Spanish conquistadors in 1533. Peruvian independence was declared in 1821, and remaining Spanish forces defeated in 1... ... read more
I quit the rat race in 2005, after working as an IT project manager for over a decade. I then travelled around the world for 4 years, a period of my life which is covered by this blog. After finishing my trip, I wrote a book about my dissatisfaction with my career, my reasons for quitting my job, life as a first-time thirtysomething backpacker, and finally the lessons learned from being exposed to experiences and people that I would never have encountered if I'd stayed in my office. The book is called "Out Of Office Male" and is available at all the usual eBook outlets.
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