Today, Tehmina and I have embarked upon the first leg of our journey to Chile. I’ve never been to North or South America before, nor have I ever done any travel blogging. So today marks the beginning of a whole new journey for me.

Tehmina is giving a paper in Santiago at the World of Copper conference, then we will explore the city, and head to the north of Chile to experience the natural wonders of the Atacama desert and the Andes. You can follow Tehm’s updates on her copper research blog.

And so I begin my series of travel blog posts, tapping this out on my iPhone from the train en route to London from our home in Penzance.

One hundred and fifty miles down, seven thousand to go.

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