Category Archives: Alpaca Pete’s Blog

Strauch Jumbo Ball Winder Videos

Strauch Jumbo Ball Winder Videos

The Jumbo Ball Winder from the Strauch Fiber Equipment Co. far exceeds any other ball winders on the market. It’s proudly made in the U.S.A., is super sturdy, containing no plastic parts other than the band which will last for years. Whether you’re winding a small or large skein, lightweight yarn or bulky, this is […]

10 Best Treks in Patagonia

10 Best Treks in Patagonia

Plan your South America tour between November and April and you’ll be visiting at the prime of Patagonia trekking season. Reason enough to pack your hiking boots? You bet! This is one of the world’s premier trekking destinations, a world filled with astonishing landscapes, iconic wildlife, colourful, glaciers, gorges and more starting mountain peaks than […]

Desert Discovery: Quadruped Whale Discovered in Peru

Humpback whale jumping out of the water in Australia. The whale is spraying water and ready to fall on its back.

The latest exciting fossil discovery in Peru’s coastal desert sheds new light on whales’ transition from land-dwelling to sea-faring animals Scientists believe that just over 40 million years ago whales and dolphins lost the ability to walk on land, their legs no longer able to carry their enormous weight. The evolution of our modern whale’s […]

Press Release: Exclusive Hurtigruten Sale. Antarctica and Falklands from AU$7594.

Hurtigruten Ship

Chimu announce exclusive Hurtigruten sale with the most competitive and sustainable Antarctica and Falklands cruise available. Sydney, Wednesday 15th May 2019 Latin America and Polar specialists, Chimu Adventures, have today launched their exclusive Antarctica sale in partnership with world leaders in sustainable exploration travel, Hurtigruten. Chimu are offering up to 25% off Hurtigruten cruises to […]

10 Best Tours in South America

Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil: Aerial view of Christ, symbol of Rio de Janeiro, standing on top of Corcovado Hill, overlooking Guanabara Bay

An astonishing and varied continent, South America offers a fantastic array of highlights, whether you’re into hiking in remote wilderness, close encounters with unique wildlife, big-city delights or delving deeper into ancient cultures. Our 10 best tours in South America are as eclectic as the continent itself, with options dependant on the season in which […]

5 Unique Crochet Patterns to Try

5 Unique Crochet Patterns to Try

There’s so many things that can be made by knitting and crocheting…the possibilities are endless! If you’re bored of hats, scarves, blankets etc., here are a few unique things you can make! There are great patterns for unique gifts, decorations, or just a new accessory for yourself! Save The Drama Llama Pattern by Nancy Anderson […]

Need a brighter and more positive outlook? Travel to Latin America!

The breathtaking peaks of Torres del Paine, Patagonia

The Gallup Report is in and the stats are clear – Latin America is the unrivalled happy place you need to discover A recent international survey has shone a light on the insidious increase in stress and unhappiness, worldwide, whilst naming Paraguay, Panama, Guatemala, Mexico and El Salvador as the top five ‘happiest’ countries of […]

10 Best Tours in Peru

10 Best Tours in Peru

As one of South America’s most popular destinations, Peru offers a truly impressive array of our experiences. Whether you’re visiting for the first time and wish to experience the most famous highlights, or are looking for an off-the-beaten-path adventure to discover lesser-known treasures, you’ll surely find that one (if not more) of the 10 best […]

Press release: Chimu say make sustainability number one, not just a USP, as environment and climate change emergency declared.

Press release: Chimu say make sustainability number one, not just a USP, as environment and climate change emergency declared.

Sydney, Thursday 2nd May 2019 UK MP’s made history today by passing a Commons motion to declare an environment and climate change emergency. Considering this development, Latin America and Polar travel specialists, Chimu Adventures, urge the travel industry to elevate the issue of sustainability to the fore; it cannot be just a unique selling point. […]