Desert Bound: A Meeting With Peyote

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This was originally written for The Mainland Trading Post.   With the sun overhead Pedro exhales a lungful of smoke, passes the pipe on, and goes back to checking the group’s food supplies in his […]

Explorer’s Guide: Picking Peyote

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What Is Peyote? Peyote is a small spineless psychedelic cactus native to Mexico and southwestern Texas – scientific name Lophophora williamsii. Peyote contains psychoactive alkaloids, and like the San Pedro cactus, the main one is […]

My Continental Cycle Trip: Living With Eyes Open

This is the latest guest post by friend and adventure cyclist Kieron Ramsay. Last year he quit his job and got on a bicycle, setting off on a life-changing journey that would see him camping his way […]

My Awesome San Pedro Experience: Mystical Cactus In The Sacred Valley Of The Incas

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It’s eight o’clock in the morning and the panorama of a bend in the Peruvian sacred valley of the Incas is majestic under the days early rays. From the patch of grass outside our mountainside […]

1 Year Travelling Latin America: Inspiration From The Road

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One year ago today I arrived in Rio De Janeiro to begin my exploration of the Americas. One year on and I’m still travelling, writing this as I sit sipping my morning coffee from the […]