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?
We loved this unusually stunning miracle of nature. Read on for some delightful photos and tips on how to do it without a guide… Continue reading Semuc Champey The Quiet Way: Going without a group
We had a beautiful experience visiting Semuc Champey in Guatemala but there were also loads of other things to do in Lanquín as well! These were the things we enjoyed doing just the two of us… Continue reading Things to do in Lanquín to feel removed from the herd
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
We went to this small town in Honduras especially to explore the Mayan city of Copan, we stayed because this little pueblo has it’s own special magic. Here are the things we loved about Copan Ruinas… Continue reading Copan Ruinas: More than a pile of rocks
Oh so much more than a cheap place to rack up diving certs, Utila is the best value Island we found in the Caribbean. Beaches, snorkelling, caves, farmland and lookouts, there’s certainly enough to keep you entertained on the days you just can’t bear to sit and read in the sunshine again. Go Snorkelling at Neptunes: This was actually my favourite day out! The boats … Continue reading Cheap things to do on Utila that don’t include diving
Utila is a very interesting Caribbean Island with a crazy past and an intriguing future. Getting to know the locals is what it’s all about. Continue reading Utila: The little Honduran island with a huge story
We’d read on the World Nomads website that the public buses in Honduras were unsafe at this point in time with theft, gun crime and rape all having taken place on board these yellow retired school buses in the last year. We had also met a guy in Nicaragua who’d been robbed at gunpoint three times in Honduras, two of those travelling on buses. So not … Continue reading Nicaragua to Utila, Honduras: If you’re all about the destination you’re missing the real adventure!
Our final stop in Nicaragua was the stunning Somoto Canyon. Floating, jumping and climbing inside this deep ravine was one of our highlights to date! Continue reading Somoto Canyon: Tranquillo Adventura
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