It stole the lives of about 8 million indigenous Indian and African slaves at "The Mountain That Eats Men" in the Spanish colonial town of Potosi in modern Bolivia.
They often wore no clothes - staying naked, but smothered in seal oil to survive in the cold southern tip of South America.
Journeying 38 hours by ferry thru "The Land of Fire" to "the world's southern-most city" of Puerto Williams.
Watching the crazy antics of whales, sea elephants and penguins in Patagonia at Valdes Peninsula, Argentina.
Some days on the road travel takes a nauseous turn. My rant about dumb tourists and mass tourism in Cusco, Peru in 2002.
A volcanic eruption left haunting ruins of human occupation at Whalers' Bay on Deception Island in Antarctica.
Living on high mountain slopes, the Chachapoyas were known as the cloud people of Peru. And at the center of their world, the mighty ruins of Kuelap.
Touring San Pedro Prison in La Paz is to enter a brutal, surreal circus - where inmates run the system and drugs and violence are rife, yet prisoners' families also live inside the walls!
Antarctic landscapes & wildlife from a voyage over the New Year of 2003, sailing to the peninsula and islands of Antarctica.
It was a stinky bus trip in Patagonia that got the passengers gagging with laughter on the bus with the smell from hell.
Adventures of trekking with a mule to the ruins of the last Inca Kingdom of Vilcabamba in the Espiritu Pampa of Peru.