6 spookiest places on earth

All Hallows Eve is a celebration observed in a number of places around the world, a Christianised festival of a pagan Celtic harvest rite, or Samhain. Originally a celebration to remember the dead, including saints and matyrs, these days Halloween is a far more commercialised and secular affair. People in costumes party, children go trick-or-treating…

Santiago de Chile in 3 Days

Santiago was the perfect respite from the nonstop activity that had categorised my time for the last three months on the road. Additionally, I had miraculously timed my visit there to coincide with a friend who was visiting the city on a business trip – with a generous employer, a charge card and a reservation at the W. Perfect! Day…

San Pedro de Atacama: Deserts & Death Valley

San Pedro de Atacama, a small town situated near the edge of the driest desert on earth, is hot and sunny. It is a welcome change from the cold of Bolivia’s altiplano. The border crossing is easily navigable, eased over with a Bs15 fee, undocumented by Bolivia’s embassy. The Cordillera de Sal Once over in…