Tag Archive: Archaeology

Tikal and Flores, Guatemala

The peaks of the towering pyramids break through the jungle canopy skyline to create all the mystery you would expect from such a grand archaeological site as Tikal. Having trekked three days to… Continue reading

Oaxaca City, Mexico

The jewel of Mexico. This city is a place to plan to visit for a few days and stay for years. With stunning colonial architecture, paved pedestrian streets, beautiful churches, rich culture and… Continue reading

Palenque, Mexico

Gorgeous Palenque is the stuff of legions, with just five per cent of the site excavated you gain an understanding of the size and complexity of the Mayan empire. The pyramid-temples are set… Continue reading

Indiana Jones meets Iguanas in San Ignacio

The Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) Cave is an unforgettable experience and a highlight of my travels so far. In a scene from Indiana Jones, this tour involves hiking through the jungle, crossing chest… Continue reading

Coba and Tulum Ruins, Mexico

  An hour bus ride from Tulum, Coba ruins is a gorgeous Mayan site spread over a large area on the edge of a lagoon and surrounded by jungle. It takes about three… Continue reading

Valladolid, Chichen Itza and Cenotes

Valladolid is a beautiful small colonial town that is the gateway to the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza and Ek Balam and a number of nearby cenotes. With cute squares and churches, chocolate… Continue reading