The gentle side of Pasto

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The pilot swerved through the darkening storm clouds trying to find a patch of mountain and some visible tarmac in which to come to a screeching halt. Arrival in Pasto is never for the faint hearted, not even on those crisp clear days, when the only clouds that touch the green hilltops, congregate near Galeras, the not-so-dormant volcano which rises 4,276 meters above the capital of Nariño.

A permanent vacation

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Ever take a holiday that you wished would never end?  Imagine if you went on vacation and loved it so much you never came back, or decided to move there a few years down the road.

Sleeping on stilts in the Amazon

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As 75-year-old villager Antônio Gomes told us stories of growing up in Boca do Mamirauá, a tiny settlement in the northern Amazon rainforest, I tried to ignore the tiny blue flies biting through my trousers. Despite my interest in hearing how locals survive in this remote part of the Brazilian rainforest, now a part of the Mamirauá Sustainable Development Reserve, I was grateful to escape when he finished, finding refuge in one of the tall wooden houses.