Nicholas Asheshov is former Fleet Street journalist and writer who has spent much of his career in South America, mostly in Peru.
Since 1995 he has lived in an old adobe railway station in a riverside wood at 9,600 ft above sea level, half-way between Cuzco and Machu Picchu beneath the glaciers and snow peaks of the Cordillera Urubamba.
Nick is a shareholder and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Andean Railways Corp., which after a long legal battle broke the monopoly, run latterly by a London-based luxury hotel chain, on rail transport to what the Huffington Post has just named “The Ultimate Place to Visit Before You Die.”
This site collects some of Nick’s Country Notes published in Caretas, Lima in Spanish as well as other columns written in recent years. Here they are all in the original English. Click on the categories below for a list of articles.