The Maya Underworld Of ATM Cave

The borders that encircle the countries we recognise today as Belize, Guatemala and Honduras mean little in the story of the Maya. Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave: Sacrificial ritual at the heart of an impending crisis Then: In Maya belief, ancient ritual sacrifices played an important part in appeasing the gods so that humans could continue to…

The White World Of Bolivia’s Uyuni Salt Flats

Some places have to be seen to be believed. During my second month in South America I drove south from La Paz towards the town of Uyuni in southern Bolivia: A base for the world’s largest, and highest salt lake. A White World Salar de Uyuni is literally translated from the Spanish for ‘salt flat’…

A Visit To Coonamble, New South Wales

“Oh, the kids here do one of those every year” someone shrugged by way of explanation. I continued to gawp, utterly horrified, at the giant papier-mâché edifice hanging only a few meters above my disbelieving head. Upside down, tethered by his feet and catching the midday sun at odd angles, Jesus was wearing an off-yellow…