Central & South America
Hotel in Bolivia: Palacio de Sal is built entirely of salt and offers a treat for well-seasoned travellersBolivia's Palacio de Sal built using 10,000 tonnes of salt and offers 'treat for the eyes', owner claims Resort features golf course, dry sauna, steam room and saltwater baths all made from salt bricks But parts of the hotel have to be rebuilt every year because the rain washes them away By Steve Nolan PUBLISHED: 11:45 GMT, 12 November 2012 | UPDATED: 13:55 GMT, 12 November 2012
By Rik Sharma PUBLISHED: 10:39 GMT, 2 November 2012 | UPDATED: 13:32 GMT, 2 November 2012 Though at first glance these people seem to have taken Halloween a bit too far, they are in fact taking part in a yearly ritual in which they celebrate their dead relatives.
Montana Magica lodge lies deep in southern Chile on Unesco nature reserve
By Rick Dewsbury
The Crystal Lagoon at San Alfonso del Mar resort, Chile, is large enough for sailing and comes with its own fake beach
Scopolamine often blown into faces of victims or added to drinks Within minutes, victims are like 'zombies' - coherent, but with no free will Some victims report emptying bank accounts to robbers or helping them pillage own house Drug is made from borrachero tree, which is common in Colombia
By Julian Gavaghan UPDATED: 16:51 GMT, 2 February 2012 A sophisticated underground ant city once populated by millions of insects has been discovered by a team of scientists.