In the Sacred Valley of the Incas

I have wanted to go to Cusco since I was eighteen years old and in my first year of university. It is phenomenally beautiful, Inca walls prop up Spanish colonial mansions and churches in a clash of cultures unlike anywhere else I know of. The city is higher than most mountain peaks in Europe and within stones throw of some of the most impressive megalithic ruins I've ever seen.

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Python progress

I've recently picked up working on my programming and come back to the course Learn Python The Hard Way by Zed A. Shaw.

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Terraforming AWS

Since I started learning to program the field of Dev Ops has been the area I've found fascinating. In January I attended a meetup where a member of Sainsbury's Dev Ops team presented on Terraform and decided I'd try it to manage some personal infrastructure.

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Iquitos and the Amazon

On Tuesday the 8th we flew to Iquitos in the North East of Peru. Iquitos is the largest city in the world not accessible by road, the only way in and out is by air or boat. Sitting on the banks of the Amazon and it's tributaries it feels like the end of the world.

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Sun setting over the Pacific

The view from the cliff tops looking out over the pacific is spectacular and watching the sun set over the pacific, an ocean I've never seen before, is very special.

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Arriving in Lima

We arrived in Lima at 8:00am. I've got a really nasty cold which made the plane journey uncomfortable although uneventful.

The taxi over to the Hostel we're staying in was somewhat of an eye opener, people outside the center of town live in communities surrounded by walls ...

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To South America

This blog's been quiet of late. Not because I have lacked things to write about but mostly from being busy and lacking a good workflow for writing.

No more, I'm going to be alot less busy for the next couple of months and I've improved my workflow ...

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Building my ZMR250

This build came about from spare parts, it is heavily compromised but represents a very cheap entry point into FPV mini quads.

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