The Routeburn Track is one of New Zealand’s nine Great Walks – outlined hiking routes famous for their epic scenery. In November, three intrepid friends and I conquered it.
My latest book, Petrified City, comes out tomorrow. It was inspired by a cemetery I explored ten years ago while visiting friends in London. We had a spare, dreary afternoon and my friend Ryan suggested we go on a tour of Highgate. A cemetery tour sounded just gothic enough to […]
In the Amazon I saw a tarantula, fire ants, monkeys and so many brightly-coloured birds. I also ate a lot of strange food and met a 400-year-old tree. Read on to find out more:
In the third instalment about my recent South American trip, I stay the night with a local family on Lake Titicaca, visit Incan ruins, and learn what a hangover feels like at 4000m above sea level.
In La Paz, Bolivia, we explore the Witches Market and learn about some of the rituals and offerings of the Aymara people, including human sacrifice that might still go on today.