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About Batale

I am an aspiring writer - though since I haven't written anything original in about 2 years, so calling me a writer is like calling a man who makes dinner every night a 5 star chef. I started this blog to force me to write. From the 1st January 2013, I intend to update this blog every day. If nothing interesting happens, I'll write about something that does interest me, whether that is a movie, a book, something I've heard about, or even some of my stories growing up.

4th September 2018 – Colca Canyon

I get a nasty surprise this morning. The lodge only has hot water when the sun is up, so I have to depend on the icy cold to warm up. At least we get a nice surprise at breakfast – … Continue reading

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3rd September 2018 – Colca Canyon

I have so many alarms set – and yet it’s almost unnecessary. I barely sleep and all but jump out of bed when my first alarm hits. After a shower and a quick dress, I take another look at my … Continue reading

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31st August 2018 – Huacachina

Huacachina is only an 90 minutes from Paracas, and we’re leaving early, so I figure I’ll have a lazy morning at the hostel, attempt to upload my blog (again) and get lunch at Fido Lovo before we head off at … Continue reading

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30th August 2018 – Ballestas Island

I’ve booked to do the 10am Ballestas Island tour today, which means I get to enjoy a lie in and a leisurely breakfast before heading out. Kokopelli do an okay spread – essentially one portion of scrambled eggs (you need … Continue reading

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29th August 2018 – Paracas

I’m getting picked up at the ungodly hour of 5:30 this morning, so I’m grateful that I’m the only one in my dorm right now. However, its unbearably cold in my dorm tonight, and I never quite manage to nod … Continue reading

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28th August 2018 – Lima

I had planned to spend the day exploring the Miraflores and photographing anything I found interesting, andn go check out the catacombs. However, when I wake up, it’s to a new discovery – a pair of red, rash-like rings around … Continue reading

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27th August 2018 – Lima

Casa de Mochilero is probably best described as a tolerable hostel.  The beds are definitely not the comfiest or the warmest – they’re thin and hard, but I do manage to get some sleep.  And as an added bonus, the … Continue reading

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