Trekking Pacaya Volcano, Guatemala

Three volcanoes overlook Antigua in Guatemala. FuegoIn June 2018 the volcano erupted, leaving the surrounding area destroyed by ash and mud over a year later.In November 2018 Fuego Volcano erupted again, causing 4000 people to flee for their livesAguaAcatenango Around a hour and a half drive away is Pacaya Volcano. When driving from Antigua to …

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A History of Spiritualism

The idea of ghosts has been around for centuries. Halloween, All Saints' Day, All Souls' Day and Bonfire Night where effigies of Guy Fawkes are burnt are still celebrated today.  The communication with ghosts developed into a religion with people, who said they could talk to spirits of the dead. They were called mediums. The belief …

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The Maya Place of Voices

Human sacrifice, jungles, towering temples... this is the stuff of myth and legend. The Maya civilisation originated in central America and lives on through Maya communities and decedents today. In Mexico and Central America, almost 5 million people speak over 70 Maya languages. The Maya lived and still live in Guatemala, Belize, Mexico, El Salvador …

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Tutankhamun’s Treasures

Tutankhamun is believed to have ascended the throne around the age of eight/nine years and at the beginning of his reign he married his sister Princess Ankhesenamon (originally called Ankhesenpaaton), daughter of Akhenaten and Nefertiti.  Born in 1334 BC and died around 18 years old. He actually has the smallest royal tomb in the Valley …

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