Escapism…. Foz Do Iguacu

Now you will be forgiven if you though this was a photo of your local canal with all the rain we have been having over the past couple of months, but it is actually Foz Do Iguacu the Brazilian side. The sheer force and power of this waterfall, the largest in South America, is unbelievable, the photo does it no justice.
There is a walkway that you can walk along which is at the base of the waterfall at the most powerful part Devils Peak. You came out pretty wet! Its amazing and even wetter than England!
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Escapism…. Uros Islands

Uros Islands- Peru

Uros Islands are floating islands which are hand made out of reeds. Everything is made using the same reeds, from the house, boats, to the islands themselves. There are a small amount of people still living on the islands, the women all dress in brightly coloured traditional clothing with hand embroidered details on them. The women spend all their time of the island while the men can leave to go back to the mainland to earn money and bring in food supplies, because of this the men’s dress has now become diluted with western style tracksuit bottoms and shoes. The main income for the islanders is tourism where you can buy a selection of there handmade products and even a hair pom pom if you fancy it.
Its so cool to see and its a strange sensation walking on the islands as they are very soft but you can’t feel them moving, that much.

Escapism….Peru

MACHU PICCHU- Peru South America

Ahhh Machu Picchu, Ahhh the Inca Trail! We did the classic trip which was 4 day 3 Nights long, camping and hiking along the Inca Trail, It might not be everyone’s idea of fun but its one of the best things I have EVER done! The sights and the history are amazing. Its not easy though as its at high altitude, you could say I struggled slightly- 
Day 1- Hit head gave myself concussion
Day 2- Had to be given oxygen twice! 
Day 3- The “Gringo Killers” are called that for a reason!
Day 4- So happy and proud I made it I cried, and I got to see the photo above! Which believe me doesn’t do it any justice, Machu Picchu is literally built on top of a mountain sounded by mountains, amazing! Well done Incas!

Escapism….Bolivia

Part two.

Carrying on with the South American theme were now in Bolivia at Salar de Uyuni, the world largest salt flats. 

At nearly 5000 meters above sea level its not as warm as it looks but it is even more stunning in real life! The blocks that you can see are actually bricks craved out of the salt which was used to building the salt hotel which we stayed in. It is glaringly bright and as the floor is all white you can create some really cool distorted perspective photos. Its a great 3 day trip that cost me roughly around £50, including all accommodation, food and travel, it is worth being in a clapped out Jeep driving through a country that has not yet discovered roads. In my eyes this should be on the bucket list, incase the bucket list people agree with me get there ASAP….. STUNNING

Photo- Me Rachael Sadler

Escapism

Each Sunday we will share with you a photo that we have taken from our travels to far flung places around the world. They can be anything from a nice “scene”, as our mums would say, to a good slap up meal. We will include our memories for you all to enjoy, in the hope to calm, and maybe even inspire you, before Monday morning comes knocking on your door. If you have any you would like to share, either tweet us @fashionmould or email fashionmould@gmail.com.

The Amazon
 Ariel view of the Peruvian Amazon….. no words needed!