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If you are even a little bit interested in Maya history, there is one place you cannot miss. The home of the Great Jaguar. The city, that in spite of thousands of tourists, who visit every day, still exudes incredible energy. A treasure, hidden under lush rainforest canopy – majestic Tikal. How to Get to… Continue reading El Remate and Tikal – Palomino Horses, The Tallest Temple and Scary Noises
“So, - Michael said, - what kind of drinks do you have then?” “We have Jamaica and Hornchata” Sorry, WHAT? It looked like we were in need of some education here….
During our brief stay in Rio Dulce, we couldn’t miss one cool attraction the area has to offer. Only about 40 minutes away from town there is Agua Caliente - a hot waterfall. What is Agua Caliente Hot waterfall? I have seen many waterfalls, both large and small, the ones you admire from a distance… Continue reading Agua Caliente – Hot Waterfall Near Rio Dulce, Guatemala
When our engine broke at Dry Tortugas, and we changed our plans about sailing Elysia to Rio Dulce, Guatemala, we still had a thought in mind to visit it at least by land! And so we did, during our road trip through Mexico, Guatemala and Belize. Having arrived to the Sweet River, it felt almost weird… Continue reading Finding Sailors’ Paradise at Rio Dulce, Guatemala
Fun Fact: they call Antigua the Disneyland of Guatemala. Why is that, do you think? Is it because the town is so beautiful and landscaped, that it doesn’t seem real? Or because there are so many tourists everywhere? Or maybe because if you are lucky, you get a chance to witness a church procession that… Continue reading What Is Special About Antigua, Guatemala
A beautiful deep water lake surrounded by three volcanoes – it really does exist! Once you cross the border into Guatemala, make sure you have enough daylight to reach Lake Atitlan, because the approaches are extremely narrow, winding and dangerous. If you feel you’d rather be safe than sorry, stay for the night in the town with a cool name of Huehuetenango.
No matter how long you are staying in Playa del Carmen, you will undoubtedly eat on 5th Avenue, the pedestrian street, The Strip. But once you are tired of tourist crowds and overpriced menus, you might want to venture a bit off the beaten path and find restaurants that are NOT on 5th Avenue. The… Continue reading 5 Best Restaurants in Playa del Carmen That Are NOT on 5th Avenue
One of the most impressive natural wonders of Mexico is located in Chiapas, about 40 miles from San Cristobal de las Casas. It is the magnificent Canyon de Sumidero. The Canyon was formed by cracks in the crust of the earth about 35 million years ago (pretty much the same time as the Grand Canyon!).… Continue reading Sumidero Canyon: The Beautiful and The Ugly
I am telling you, Mexicans can celebrate! They celebrate hard: they drink, they sing and dance and it is all together a lot of fun! San Cristóbal was no exception. After the road from Palenque through Ocosingo, we were a little tense, to say the least. That evening we were in our room, resting and… Continue reading Mexican Independence Day in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas