'Together with journalist, Lucille Howe, I embarked on a five day journey across the Atacama desert in an Audi TT.
The terrain – which moves from cactus-strewn boulders to sand dunes in a mile – did not love the low sports car, but these endless smooth roads did.
Stopping for a snack at a remote corner shop we found our fellow customers were two pet llamas. We treated them to some peanut M & M's.'