La Isabela, the first European settlement in the Americas, is threatened by erosion and decay.
In their quest for wealth, the European conquerors met with legends that made them penetrate ever further into the interior of the American continent. One of these legends was that of El Dorado, 'the Golden one'. While various cartoons and films today portray El Dorado as a mythical city, it was more likely a human being.
Among the burials found among the indigenous population of Panama is an astonishing grave, the burial of a young man who seems to have fallen asleep sitting.
The old city of the Inca Cusco in Peru is surrounded by numerous legends and a visit to this Inca city at an altitude of three thousand meters is a must for every globetrotter. A hidden mysterious lies, however, underneath.
You could start the story like in a pitch-black fairy tale. "Once upon a time there was a young girl, barely sixteen years old. She had just given birth to her first child and after long wanderings in unknown areas she was desperately searching for water in a region where there seemed to be neither... Continue Reading →
There are those mystic places in which you change your business attire to an Indiana Jones hat and to safari colours. Where you suddenly don’t mind anymore that there is no light at night and that you have to try to distinguish your face in the shabby mirror of the even shabbier bathroom cabin with... Continue Reading →
The Hoatzin is a most peculiar bird and may be even the oldest in the world. It has surprising characteristics...
In May 2014, the American explorer Barry Clifford announced that he had found the wreckage of the Santa Maria. His announcement made headlines, even though he did not produce evidence. The hype was understandable. The Santa Maria was Christopher Columbus' flagship on his first voyage to the Americas and one of only three ships to... Continue Reading →