In 1996 during a hike in Bolivia’s Cordillera Apolobamba, I spent a full day in an abandoned miner’s hut riding out the mother of all storms. During this enforced break, I came up with the Three A’s of travelling and hiking in developing countries:
1. Accept different people, cultures & places on their terms. You’re the visitor; the onus is upon you to……….
2. Adapt your mindset & actions accordingly. It is only by doing so that you give yourself the chance to…………..
3. Appreciate and embrace the differences and similarities alike.