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 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.
We started our adventure in Santiago, Chile – a one-day stopover on the way to Bolivia. There was only one thing on my list to do, and that was visit La Chascona, the Santiago residence of poet Pablo Neruda.
So long, adios, see you all later. I’m off on a Peruvian adventure. For a month I’ll be trekking to Incan temples, exploring sand-swept cemeteries, and trying in vain to get all my shiny things back from mischievous Amazonian monkeys.