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Hiking Lares Trek to Machu Picchu – Part 2

Welcome to Day Two of the Lares Trek, the journey to Machu Picchu. Day Two of the Lares Trek is notoriously difficult. You reach an altitude of 4,800 metres, hiking up steep, steep hills, to the peak of a mountain, which can be covered in layers of snow and ice depending on the weather! We had knee-deep snow to battle at some points. It’s a true journey.

Catch up on Day One and a bit of Lares background here.

More than anything, this poa is a long, long gallery of pictures taken very high up in the Andes.

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Benefits of a Smart Home with Certas Energy*

This post was written in collaboration with Certas Energy.

It’s hard to look after a home. Whether it’s one you own yourself, one you share with friends or family, or one you rent. It’s always hard. I’ve rented my fair share of old homes and had to learn how to take care of these as quick as possible.
Working with Certas Energy, I’m here to share how I’ve worked on some issues in my home, as well as share some tips from Certas Energy and an infographic about smart devices that could change the way you #FixYourOwnHome
CERTAS ENERGY Content: Smart homes are on the rise with talks of making homes more efficient, this means saving time and energy around the house. Have you got any smart appliances around your home or would you be planning on installing any smart devices soon? What were your reasons for doing so and have you seen all the smart devices as listed on the infographic? Ideally we would like you to mention that the infographic was created by Certas Energy.

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How well do rail lines conduct themselves?*

This post was written in collaboration with CALLCARE.
CALLCARE recognise that there can be nothing worse than bad communication and poor products, when it comes to customer service. We’ve all had issues with contacting a company’s customer service and it seeming like an impossible task. Like a phone line that is only open during the hours you work, or such a long response period that your issue becomes nullified in the end.
When it comes to train and tram travel, delays and faults are unavoidable.We all get on with this, and sometimes companies can be able to help out customers affected. Looking at the EU for the legislation getting me a damn lot of compensation when I was stuck in Vilnius Airport for a stupid amount of time a few years ago. When it comes to travel upsets, we all need a speedy response from customer services. There’s a lot on the line, whether you miss your train or make it, whether you end up stuck in a station for hours but are on the bounce.
CALLCARE wanted to find out how long it took customer service accounts in the UK for train and tram companies to respond to tweets from customers.  By looking at their Twitter feeds, they found an average of how long each company took to respond. There were definitely some surprising stats due to the fast paced nature of the industry. Check out the full #RailResponse research here and check the infographic below.

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