The Ancient City of Copan: The culture capital of the Mayan world

Walking into the Copan Museum is like walking into the bowels of the earth. You enter through a giant serpentine mouth which leads into a tunnel opening out into a bright open air museum chock full of jaw dropping Mayan art. The significance of the mouth and the cave relates back to the Mayan belief that caves were the door to Xibalba (shee-bal-ba: Literally translated to … Continue reading The Ancient City of Copan: The culture capital of the Mayan world

Getting to Lamanai… The Submerged Crocodile of the Maya

Thought to be a peaceful star gazing people centred around religion, the Maya left written history in their glyphs and sculptures. When archeologists finally deciphered this ancient code they found a gory past fraught with deadly battles, sacrifice and dark bloodletting rituals. Their history is told in cycles of rise and fall, independent city states coming into prominence then crashing into disrepair and decline, only to be replaced by … Continue reading Getting to Lamanai… The Submerged Crocodile of the Maya

REVIEW: 3 Brothers, Little Corn Island

Hospitality: 10/10 3 Brothers is owned by the friendliest Creole local family, Randy Rigby is the head of the family and lives on the premises most of the year. He’s really helpful and went out of his way to make sure we felt at home during our two weeks over Christmas. Room: 9/10 We had a double room with a private bathroom and a little netted in … Continue reading REVIEW: 3 Brothers, Little Corn Island