Lake Atitlan

Our last stop and what a land. Way up in the Guatemalen highlands a volcano collapsed and created a lake of some 120 sq klms. Over the centuries small towns have emerged around the lake and we spent 5 days exploring most of them. Each … Continue readingLake Atitlan

Antigua

This town is like a large Trinidad, Cuba..in that it is full of wonderful old Spanish colonial buildings and very touristy…but in a good way. Heaps of Cafes and restaurants but not much live music. The town is surrounded on 3 sides by mountains and … Continue readingAntigua

Tikal

Imagine a national park with 10,000 hills…fairly easy, now imagine if each of those hills was actually a Mayan temple or other structure that was merely overgrown. Now you have an idea of what Tikal is like. We arrived about 3>00pm yesterday and spent a … Continue readingTikal

Caye Caulker

This is an island off Belize that is approximately 800m long and around 20m wide at its thinnest. It has one main street and a couple of lanes. There are no vehicles to speak of except golf carts which also operate as taxis. The main … Continue readingCaye Caulker

Mayan Riviera

The Mayan Riviera is on the east coast of Mexico on a mercilessly flat piece of limestone known as the Yucatan peninsula. This area is home to the Mayans and are noticeably different to the Hollywood Mexicans we were expecting. The peninsula has beautiful beaches, … Continue readingMayan Riviera

Tulum

We spent more time at the ruins than we thought we would and didnĀ“t get to the next town until about 2:30 where we again had a wonderful Mexican meal accompanied by live music. We then drove to a town called Coba where we thought … Continue readingTulum

Chichen Itza

Of course nobody showed up and we were left standing in an empty terminal 6:00am in the morning in 90% humidity pondering our next move. We changed back to our Aussie sim card (which works here) and made a few fruitless calls. After nearly an … Continue readingChichen Itza

Cienfuegos

Can’t upload any more pics at the moment maybe later. Cienfuegos is just another city but there were a few intersting buildings to look at. The most memorable part of the stay was dinner at casa, lobster again for $7. Followed by entry into a … Continue readingCienfuegos