Tikal: Sunrise or Sunset?

Visting Tikal is an exciting adventure made better during dusk or dawn. Here’s how to avoid the sky-high prices that come with the tours. Continue reading Tikal: Sunrise or Sunset?

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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

Journey Into the Underworld: ATM Caves

The rains have stopped, the land is dry, crops have blown away and your people are starving to death. The Rain God is not playing the game but you know where he lives, you take pots to please him but still the soil is parched. You must take him something more precious, something pure and more valuable than any riches. You must take him the … Continue reading Journey Into the Underworld: ATM Caves

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