Guyana

  
A small country in the north of South America, wedged in between Suriname to the east (in turn west of French Guyana) and Venezuela in the west. As a former British colony it is the only anglophone country in continental Latin America. It's a fairly sleepy land way off the well-trodden tourist paths. And those that do go, do so mainly for the great unspoilt nature experience, including the massive Kaieteur Falls, one of the world's greatest in terms of both water volume and height (226m).
 
But the country was also home to one very dark chapter in 20th century history:
  
- Jonestown
 
 

© dark-tourism.com, Peter Hohenhaus 2010-2016