Ah, the last post. The last adventures of Mexico. A complete two-week cycle. My inner OCD is content. There had, for the lack of a better term, been a large build-up to our penultimate day adventuring (I disregard the last day – day fourteen – mainly for the reason that it was spent in the […]
Looking at my pathetic log of the activities, I can draw two conclusions. The first being that, as time went on, our touristing days grew less and less packed. That’s not to say that they were any less tiring, but evidence suggests that, rather than stuffing the day with at least four/five activities, we reduced […]
To the delight of modern tourists, Maya kings sought to outdo each other with more and more impressive temples, and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Uxmal (pronounced oosh-mal) is an outstanding example.
The Riviera Maya (and Yucatan Peninsula) is more than just sunshine, margaritas and beaches. There are hundreds of big and small Mayan ruins scattered across Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and even into northern Honduras. Two of the three most popular Archeological Sites in Mexico are located here; Chichen Itza and Tulum. They are always going to be […]
Mexico has been high on my travel list for a few years and last September we finally headed off for a week in the beautiful sunshine and Caribbean sea. My main aim for the week was to relax in the sun with frozen cocktails & get myself ready for my new job that I would […]
Located just outside of the modern-day metropolis of Mexico City, is one of the most visited archeological sites in Mexico, the ancient city of Teotihuacan. It was one of the largest cities on the pre-Columbian American continent and was an important cultural center from around 1 AD to around 700 AD. During its peak, Teotihuacan would […]
Mesoamerica is home to a number of pyramids. Some of these pyramids are quite well-known, whilst others are much more obscure. Despite being recognized by the Guinness Book of Records as the largest pyramid in the world, one of the less familiar pyramids is the Great Pyramid of Cholula. It should be mentioned
It’s hard to explain the experience of visiting a place like Teotihuacan, to try quantify the vast works undertaken here effectively is not something I feel able to do. As much as I find Teotihuacan impressive in both scale and design I don’t find the buildings attractive and find it hard to relate to the […]
When heading to Mexico there’s only one place on everyone’s mind. Chichen Itza. It’s one of the modern seven wonders of the world and with it’s impressive stature and wealth of culture it’s not surprising.
About an hour and a half drive from Bacalar is the town of Xpujil. Like many Mexican villages, it is situated on a major highway. Highway 186 connects east (the Bay of Chetumal) and west (the Gulf of Mexico) at the base of the Yucatan Peninsula and in the heart of one of the most advanced […]