The Three A’s

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.


Kalawaya Village | Cordillera Apolobamba, Bolivia, 1996