Tikal: where nature and culture merge

 

It must be a tyrannosaur-rex, I think, while I turn on my side in another useless attempt to fall back sleep as the sun is almost rising. The roar from the Guatemalan jungle is so loud that I fear the size of the animal making this much noise, especially while spending the night in a small tent… Keep reading

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A 5-day jungle expedition to discover the ancient Maya capital of El Mirador, Guatemala

After a rough four-and-a-half-hour-bumpy bus ride, we eventually arrive in Carmelita. We are at the end of the road! And this is just the beginning of Keep reading

Exploring the cradle of the Maya civilization, El Mirador, Guatemala

From the 77 meters of the massive pyramid of La Danta, the huge city sprawls at my feet. From the wide plaza on which La Danta stands,  Keep reading

Jumping the underground waterfalls of Belize

“Step out slowly, step out slowly, step out slowly!”. The voice of Pedro, one of our guides for the day gets louder to reach an almost screaming order. While I was stepping cautiously on an anthill to observe the leaf carriers, I pointed out to him a small snake coiled on the hill, about half a meter from my foot. As I am backing off, apparently too slowly, Keep reading

The off-the-beaten path spectacular Maya ruins of Uxmal, Mexico

Leaving the flat plains, the mid-day Mérida to Campeche bus takes a winding road as it reaches the Puuc (“hill”) region of Yucatán. As it struggles to go up, we are enjoying a view on the never-ending forests. Looking more towards the hills, a high stone structure appears Keep reading

The mysterious wonders of Chichén Itza, Mexico

The early morning sunlight warms up my skin. Birds are singing as loud as they can while hiding themselves in the exotic tree tops. The earth smells humid from the night before as we walk towards a big clearing. It strikes me: Keep reading

The stunning Maya ruins of Tulum on the Caribbean Sea, Mexico

It is slightly past 8am and the sun has been up for less than one hour. The Caribbean Sea cools me down a bit as it is quite hot already and I feel the strong sun rays on my face. I stop swimming to Keep reading