Comandancia de la Plata: Hiking to Fidel’s Secret Mountain Headquarters

Imagine hiding out in the mountains, without electricity, running water, or a consistent food supply. It’s damp and chilly at times, and your hut is made only of thin slabs of wood and a thatched roof. Surrounding your hideaway are soldiers sent by your country’s military to ‘eliminate’ you. You live in a state of caution, immediately alert to sounds from outside of your camp, speaking only in whispers lest you give yourself away. And you’re doing this for more than a year.

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New Zealand Walks for Wimps: Fantail Bay Track

I climbed up the steep grassy Fantail Bay track until I was out of breath and my legs were protesting. But I kept going, thinking that the view from the top would be the perfect reward for this short but punishing climb. Then I reached the end of the track. In a forest. With no view. But the Fantail Bay Track redeemed itself once I turned around and went back the way I’d come.

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Nothing to Do Here? I Don’t Believe You!

‘But what are you going to DO here all day?’ the guy asked, and I looked at him like he was crazy. It pisses me off when people say there’s nothing to do in a place. Of course there are things to do, you just have to find them. In fact, I see it as a personal challenge! So here’s my massive list of suggestions for finding things to do when you think there’s nothing to do!

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