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

Guatape: a colourful gem in Colombia’s crown

Guatape is known as “Pueblo de Zócalos y Colores” because its streets are alive with bold colours, and its little houses are all trimmed with creative “zócalos” or motifs. These motifs represent different symbols significant to the history and culture of the area or relate back to the products sold in the shop within its walls. From Flora and fauna to religious symbols, these bright … Continue reading Guatape: a colourful gem in Colombia’s crown

Salento to Jardín: My favourite place in all the world

The main square looks as though it has dropped in from a little European village, the architecture is colourful and doll-house perfect, the nature surrounding the pueblo is lush and green and ripe for exploring, the food is deeelicious and the people, well the people are typically Colombian. So friendly, welcoming and hospitable you won’t want to leave. Continue reading Salento to Jardín: My favourite place in all the world