is a former Chairwoman of ‘The Anglo Peruvian Society,’ and was formerly Administrator of the Cusichaca Archaeological Project near Machu Picchu. Meriel is also the Director and Founder of The Yavari Project.Find out more about Meriel Larken
In the seventies Meriel backpacked round South America falling in love with Peru. She returned years later to rescue and restore a Victorian steamship called Yavari that had lain abandoned on Lake Titicaca. She has written about her experience in a new book entitled The Ship, the Lady and the Lake.
The Ship, the Lady and the Lake
Publisher: Bene Factum Publishing Ltd
Chris Smith and Liz Peel
are photographers and keen motorbikers who, whilst looking for a route around the less-travelled northern edge of Lake Titicaca, saw on an old map a place named Manchester deep in the Bolivian Amazon. After a couple of years research they found themselves paddling along the Rio Manuripi, in an overloaded canoe, eating piranha every day with no guides and no real idea if Manchester really existed. They did eventually find it, a small, football loving village of sixty people.See Chris and Liz discuss the journey
discovered Kung Fu in his twenties; ten years later he had become a black belt training with his Master in London. Throughout his training Nick had been overseen by a portrait of Sugong, his master’s master. Eventually, intrigued by this legendary character, Nick set off for Malaysia to meet the grand master himself. Nick stayed three years travelling the Far East with Sugong. He wrote about his journey in a book called Sugong – The Life of a Shaolin Grandmaster.Find out more about Nick Hurst
Sugong – The Life of a Shaolin Grandmaster
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