Lord Bates is walking 3000km from Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro to raise awareness for the 2016 UN Olympic truce and to raise funds for Unicef

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Day 84 (28 June): ‘There’s no place like home?’

Posted on June 29, 2016

  It was our last night at Fazenda Constantinople. We had so much enjoyed our stay. Bruno invited us to pick a DVD to watch after dinner.  In truth there wasn’t a big selection of English language options. I picked ‘The Wizard of Oz’. Groans all round. I think that if you wanted to design a diagnostic […]

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Day 83 (27 June): Paradise Found

Posted on June 27, 2016

  We are currently walking through a particularly dangerous and remote mountain and jungle area. Accommodation is in very short supply. There has been no telephone signal or Internet for over 100km which makes even finding options very difficult. Where we have managed to find places they have involved long journeys off the main road. […]

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Day 82 (26 June): Stop Predicting the future. Start shaping it.

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  The future is unknowable so why do devote so much energy predicting it rather than shaping it? I was pondering this question as I walked today trying to take my mind of the high mountains and perilous roads. The reason for my thoughts were the momentous events back home in the UK. I have […]

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Day 81 (25 June): The Gift of Encouragement?

Posted on June 26, 2016

“Flatter me and I may not believe you. Criticise me and I may not like you. Encourage me and I may not forget you” William Arthur Some people have the gift of encouragement. Some people don’t. Today we started working our way along the 500km stretch of the BR116 between Curitiba and Sao Paulo. For some […]

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Day 79 (23 June): Thank you Sinosafe!

Posted on June 24, 2016

  Today Xuelin received news from Mr Li Guangrong, the chairman of Sinosafe General Insurance in Shenzhen of a very significant donation that they had made to UNICEF China in response to our walk. We were especially grateful for this generous donation as Mr Li is a highly respected and innovative business leader who places a […]

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Day 78 (22 June): A short review of the journey so far

Posted on June 22, 2016

Having an unexpected but welcome rest day I wanted to quickly review the progress of the walk so far: First, to recap the story behind the walk–you may recall that the purpose of the walk was twofold: To raise awareness for the Olympic truce. The truce is declared by countries at the United Nations General […]

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Day 77 (21 June): The Spirit is Willing but the Flesh is Weak

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  Sometimes I wonder whether I am cut out for this adventurous walking life. I love comfort too much. After 75 days on the road we reach a truly wonderful city–Curitiba. It is my/our kind of place. Xuelin found a great deal on Booking.com which meant that if you booked three nights at the Ramada […]

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Day 76 (20 June): Curitiba–Life in the city?

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  One of the great things about walking into major cities is that you get to see them as they are good and bad. The well worn taxi rides along freeways in and out of airports seldom expose you to the heart of the city. Walking on the other hand brings to face to face literally […]

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Day 75 (19 June): 2000 km Milestone

Posted on June 20, 2016

Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don’t have any problems, you don’t get any seeds. ~Norman Vincent Peale Marathon runners speak of ‘hitting the wall’. This is not literally a wall, but a mental and physical wall. All of a sudden your legs feel as if they are made […]

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Day 74 (18 June): Donations to Unicef reach £100,000

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‘I believe the children are our future Teach them well and let them lead the way Show them all the beauty they possess inside Give them a sense of pride to make it easier Let the children’s laughter remind us how we used to be’  Lyrics to Whitney Houston’s ‘Greatest Love of All’ A generous […]

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Day 73 (17 June): More ‘lights’ in dark times

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  Today was a dark cold winter’s day with driving rain. It was the type of day that made you want to close the curtains and climb back under the duvet. Instead I had to walk 35km if we were to keep to our schedule. There was an added challenge. Chery who provided our support […]

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