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Copan Ruinas, Honduras

HONDURAS | Tue, 4 Jan 2011 | By djnlacey | Views [416]

After losing a day due to civil unrest in Guatemala we catch a 4 am bus and make it to Copan Ruinas, Honduras by noon.  Having limited time here, we put our tiredness aside and go on a horseback ride up into the mountains.  The ride is nice, the scenery ... Read more >

Tags: birth, copan ruinas, honduras, horseback riding, los sapos, mayan

Chichicastenango, Guatemala

GUATEMALA | Sun, 26 Dec 2010 | By djnlacey | Views [464] | Comments [1]

Market day, in one of Guatemala´s most Mayan towns in the Western Highlands, is like being immersed in a wave of colors, patterns and textures.  It is sensory overload and¨Chichi¨ is just one very interesting place to be.  It has twin churches that ... Read more >

Tags: chichicastenango, church, guatemala, highlands, market day, mayan, mayan ritual, textiles

San Ignacio, Belize and ATM CAVE

BELIZE | Mon, 20 Dec 2010 | By djnlacey | Views [399]

From Caye Caulker, we hitched a ride with some locals to San Ignacio to go to the Actun Tunichil Muchnal Cave.  This is a pretty intense tour of a newly discovered Mayan sacrificial site, set deep inside a spooky cave.  In Belize 95% of caves (and there ... Read more >

Tags: actun tunichil muchnal, atm cave, mayan, pottery, sacrifices, san ignacio belize

Orange Walk, Belize, LAMANAI ruins

BELIZE | Wed, 15 Dec 2010 | By djnlacey | Views [715]

Wow! Belize! I could not believe how nice everyone was as soon as we crossed the border.  So surprising and, so far, so much cheaper than expected.  We had some interesting monetary issues crossing the border and exchanging money but with only $13US, ... Read more >

Tags: 17th century, belize, cocoa, crocodiles, lamanai, mayan, new river, orange walk, ruins, spider monkeys

Valladolid, Cenote Samula, Chichen Itza

MEXICO | Wed, 8 Dec 2010 | By djnlacey | Views [701] | Comments [1]

After Isla Muejeres, we headed east towards Valladolid.  Valladolid is a colonial town set up around a main plaza which is extremely beautiful.  We stayed at the Calenderia Hostel, which is in Calenderia Plaza, being so close to Christmas time, little ... Read more >

Tags: cenotes, chichen itza. bikes, hostel calenderia, mayan, semula, valladolid

 

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