Posts made in July, 2014

A meeting with HRH Prince Charles

Posted by on Jul 17, 2014 in Conservation, Hero Of The Week, Uncategorized | 0 comments

I wrote a letter, sitting on the bank of a stream, my back nestled in the buttress roots of a spiralling Bolivian rainforest tree. Enormous plate-sized, electric-blue, morpho-butterflies wafted over my hand. Beads of sweat formed rivulets down my back and tiny fish darted past my toes. The letter was to HRH Prince Charles about our expedition and how meeting him, a staunch advocate and conservationist of our natural world, would give us a tremendous boost during the many hot, sweaty, insect-infested miles that lay ahead. Miraculously he wrote back saying, “I am hugely impressed that you are...

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Going nuts over Brazil Nuts (from Bolivia!)

Posted by on Jul 5, 2014 in Food and Nutrition | 0 comments

OK – so the running is over and our bodies are in repair, but so often our minds are carried back to South America, the expedition and the incredible landscape by the many reminders we see in the products that we consume here at home in the UK. Sugar from Paraguay, Brazil nuts from Bolivia etc etc. We feel we know South America so well now, and how can we be sure that the products we buy here in Europe, and consumers throughout the world buy, are any good for the continent where they come from? We caused a bit of a stir by criticizing “clictivism” in an article published...

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