Living on mountains amid the clouds, the Chachapoyas were known as the cloud people. And at the center of their world, the mighty ruins of Kuelap.
OVERLAND BACKPACKING ADVENTURES TRAVELING ACROSS LATIN AMERICA
What can I say: it was a bus trip that nearly topped all bad bus journeys ...
Touring San Pedro Prison in La Paz is to enter a brutal, surreal circus. My experience from 2002, before it became infamous.
Impressions of crazy love amid a surreal past - MesoAmerican ruins of the Maya and others.
On my birthday, I go to the village of Santiago Atitlan to pay homage to Maximon - a Maya god that smokes + drinks.
A gigantic, ancient stone face is half-buried in the earth at the mysterious Pipil site of El Baul; today, lost amid vast sugarcane plantations.
Glowing psychedelic skulls grin at me. The dead are alive. Today is the Day of the Dead. What the Maya call Hanal Pixan is also known as The Day of the Dead in Mexico.
Adventures of trekking with a mule to the ruins of the last Inca Kingdom of Vilcabamba in the Espiritu Pampa of Peru.
Video of a Mexican Mayan shaman performing a traditional ritual with words, drums and incense to cleanse, bless, and protect me. In Spanish, he wishes good health, luck with family, and my travels.