Tag: ruins

from merida to san cristobal | mexico

travel September 27, 2014

My journey from Cancun to Oaxaca was always left open. Everything else had been planned in advance, but I had been told by my very knowledgeable friends that sometimes things are best left unplanned, and things could not have worked out better.

Mi amigo, from my journey through Guatemala, joined me in what ended up being a simple incredible adventure through an amazing piece of Mexico. We both shared a love for seeing, being and just enjoying. He taught me everything I could ever know about the culture, history, food and drink. Together we saw the towns we visited change around us from day to night.

Our days in Merida were spent exploring – from climbing down ladders into beautiful crystal clear cenotes to lying under the trees and taking in the philosophies of Uxmal. The nights were spent under Agus’s roof, sampling his special tonic and infused rums.

Palenque was an overnight bus away and was where we enjoyed all that the jungle put forward for us – a morning exploring the ruin site, an afternoon next to the river with the Mexican delicacies of coronitas y papitas con salsa, and a night of dining, drinking and dancing in the midst of the jungle.

The journey through Chiapas allowed us to stop at Agua Azul – a truly beautiful set of cascades, that we enjoyed before continuing back on the road to San Cristobal, over what seemed to be a hundred thousand pinches topes!

And then San Cris. Ever since arriving and running through the cold air to the hostel, it had won me over. There was something about this town that took a hold of me, the streets were alive. We found ourselves wandering again under the full moon, just as we had done a month before, sitting and watching the world go past, sometimes without speaking a word, and drinking – as you do when you are in Mexico! Cervezas, tequila, vino, posk, dos cubitas, and my first taste of mezcal!

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tikal | guatemala

travel July 20, 2014

After visiting Teotihuacan in Mexico DF I had an overwhelming need to climb to the highest point of the temples and pyramids in all of the archeological ruins that I visited, so Tikal was truly fascinating for me.

Tikal was an impressive site, surrounded by dense jungle, and covered a vast area of land. Reaching the top of the many large temples uncovered an incredible view out over Guatemala, and created a fascination I now have with the Mayan civilisation that had lived a crazy amount of years before.

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san ignacio | belize

travel July 16, 2014

We were travelling on route to San Ignacio, driving through torrential rain, going off road to avoid fallen trees when the sky suddenly cleared and the sun came out and cast light across the landscape. I went to reach for my camera but then relaxed back into my seat, realising that sometimes a photo will just not do a scene justice. After this moment I became content in simply looking and absorbing what was in front of me – you don’t have to document everything!

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cancun + tulum | mexico

travel July 7, 2014

Cancun signified the end of one part of my adventure and the beginning of another. It was where I said goodbye to my friends, who had become a little family over the past three weeks, and started my travels. I still had a couple of days left in Mexico so made the most of the sun, the beach, and of course my new found favourite food in the world…..and had a few margaritas while I was at it!

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