“Paititi is there!” exclaimed Manuel, “We just need to continue following this trail!” How I ended up half way around the world a few weeks after the birth of my first child, searching for a lost city is beyond me. I knew the dangers involved, but like any foolish man, the thought of, Read More

To the jungle The next morning my good friend and guide, Fernando Rivera, picked me up from my hostel in Paucartambo and we began our decent down into the jungle. It’s an incredibly long drive, however, this time it would go by a lot faster than I previously remembered. The road was dangerous. It, Read More

South America, Part 6: Among the Matsigenka. A South American journey into the unexplored legends of lost cities and forgotten people. In this episode we travel up the Madre de Dios River into the Palotoa River and visit the Native Matsigenka village of Palotoa-Teparo. The village itself is situated within the Cultural Zone of, Read More

Stories of mysterious little people exist virtually in every culture around the world. Some anthropologists believe that myths and legends regarding mysterious beings, such as trolls and gnomes, could date back to a time when there once existed various species of Homo. Homo floresiensis, for example, was found off an island in Indonesia whose remains showed an average height of only 3 and, Read More