Monthly Archives: February 2017

Las ruinas de Palenque.

Deservedly one of the top destinations of Chiapas, the soaring jungle swathed temples of Palenque are a national treasure and apparently one of the best examples of Maya architecture in Mexico. Modern Palenque town, a few kilometers to the east, … Continue reading

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Las ruinas de Edzná – Campeche.

The closest major ruins to Campeche are about 53km to the southeast – easily reached by colectivos.  Edzná once covered more than 17 sq km and was inhabited from approximately 600 BC to the 15th century AD. Most of the … Continue reading

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(St. Francisco de) Campeche – Unesco World Heritage Site.

Campeche is a colonial fairyland, its walled city centre a tight enclave of perfectly restored pastel buildings, narrow cobble- stoned streets, fortified ramparts and well preserved mansions. Added to Unesco’s list of World Heritage Sites in 1999, the state capital … Continue reading

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Paseo de Montejo – Mérida.

Merida’s elegant tree lined Paseo de Montejo is the city’s main boulevard and most fashionable district. Once a primarily residential area, the Paseo de Montejo in Merida has since been commercialized and many of the historic 19th century mansions that … Continue reading

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Las ruinas de Uxmal (Mérida).

By now you might well be thinking one of two things; all Richard seems to do is visit Mayan ruins or; there must be a lot of Mayan ruins in Guatemala, Belize, and The Yutacan. Of course you could be … Continue reading

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The Faulty Towers of Mexico.

Since the Spanish conquest, Mérida has been the cultural capital of the entire Yucatán Peninsula. At times provincial, at others ‘muy cosmopolitano,’ it is a town steeped in colonial history, with narrow streets, broad central plazas and the region’s best … Continue reading

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Bienvenido a México.

Chetumal is a relatively quiet city going about its daily life. The bayside esplanade hosts carnivals and events, and the modern Maya museum is impressive (though a bit short on artifacts). Excellent Maya ruins, amazing jungle and the border to … Continue reading

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Border crossing – Belize to Mexico.

More often than not, crossing borders can be a daunting and sometimes nerve racking experience. The excitement of receiving a new stamp in your passport is quite often compromised by the uncertainty of what to do, where to go, how … Continue reading

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The stone woman – San Ignacio (Belize).

San Ignacio is renowned for its close proximity to Belize’s famous Maya ruins, as well as being a hub for outdoor activities including caving, hiking, kayaking, horseback riding, and more. It is also one of the last towns in Belize … Continue reading

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Into the lion’s den – Belize City.

“You might find Belize City menacing, but you certainly won’t find it dull”. Lonely Planet guide to Belize. For some extraordinary reason, that I am really struggling to recall right now, I decided to spend a night in Belize city, … Continue reading

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