Category: Central America

Streets of Lima

Peru the Land of the Incas…we arrived in Lima from Mexico City and headed down to Miraflores district to our new home for the next few days.                                                     Miraflores is a modern, clean...

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Riding the Chicken Bus to Mitla

After a slightly bone rattling ride on the chicken bus to the upper end of the Tlacolula Valley we got to Mitla and jumped in a lift up to the ruins. Mitla being the second most important archeological site in the state of...

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Monte Alban, Mexico

We’ve seen several ancient ruins during this trip: Chichen Itza, Tulum, Coba, Palenque and Uxmal. When asked which one was our favourite, we always think hard about it and come up with the same answer: “They’re all so...

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Oaxaca, Mexico

Finally we return to Oaxaca. What is not to love about this city. Fantastic food, great people, inspiring art. The streets have a bubbling energy that is intoxicating.   The Oaxacan people are genuinely warm and loving. I...

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San Lorenzo Zinacantán, Mexico

The next village we visited was a Tzotzil Mayan village called San Lorenzo Zinacantán. This church seemed to follow a stricter set of catholic rules – no candles on the floor and people were in pews instead of on the...

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San Juan Chamula, Mexico

Visiting the native town of San Juan Chamula, was fantastic experience. The native mayans still practice their own customs, religion, language, and laws here. The town is still technically a part of Mexico but they have managed...

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San Cristobal, Mexico

After a long winding mountain road we have arrived in San Cristobal. Set in valley between a bunch of mountains, the elevation is 2,300 metres above sea level the climate is much cooler. Went from a humid 80 degrees to quite...

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Jungle sounds & Palenque

We are no longer in the Yucatan. A night bus trip from Tulum took us to Palenque.             Hot & sweaty we spent our time discovering the beautiful ruins hidden in the jungle. Palanque sets a new bench mark for exploring...

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Faces of Mexico

Here’s a collection of some of the great people we are meeting on our travels.                                   Hector the Protector from Guatamala, Oaxaca Hector had the most amazing story of how he had to escape his...

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Exploring Uxmal

Got up early and caught the bus from Merida to Uxmal. This is one of the most important archaeological sites of Maya culture. We spent a few hours clambering around the ruins before we were ready to head for the shade, a cool...

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Streets of Lima

Peru the Land of the Incas…we arrived in Lima from Mexico City and headed down to Miraflores district to our new home for the next few days.                                                     Miraflores is a modern, clean...

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