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So, we spent seven days in Belize and managed to take about 10 photos… in total. That might be a record. I personally think that we just absorbed the motto of Caye Caulker, a smallish island situated near the barrier reef which aligns with the Belizean coastline. Caye Caulker greets its visitors with its „GO … Continue reading

Belize City

We didn’t see much from Belize City, but it has made a lasting impression. As can be expected we arrived at the bus terminal from San Ignacio, because we were taking a bus. As can be expected we were supposed to leave by boat, because Caye Caulker (our next stop) is an island and can’t … Continue reading

San Ignacio or the ATM cave

After a surprisingly chill border crossing we arrived in Belize, the only English speaking country in Central America. The vibe is distinctly different. More Caribbean as our guidebook said and I’d definitely agree. We drove from the border to San Ignacio, Belize’s second largest city with roughly 20.000 inhabitants. We arrived in the city to … Continue reading

Tikal

One of the very first Maya ruin we agreed we’d visit was Tikal. It is supposed to be one of the biggest, heighest, largest, bestest sites and we both had fond memories of playing the board game Tikal together. A game where you play a group of explorers that searches for pyramids and artefacts. The … Continue reading

Bonampak

Bonampak was part of the tour to Yaxchilan. But my sister didn’t want to write about it. So here I am again. She did definitely want to go there though. Bonampak is more or less the only place where you can find Mayan drawings. It is assumed that most, if not all Mayan cities were … Continue reading

Yaxchilán

Soooo… I’m the history buff who is forcing her sister to visit all those horrible ruins and historic places, I am really sorry. As a compromise (or maybe punishment?) I now have to contribute to her blog. And I must say, it is so much easier to just send her the occasional photo, but I … Continue reading

Palenque

From Merida we moved on to Chiapas and the Palenque ruins. The vegetation changed quite a bit and became more jungle like. The city itself is also older with the creation myth claiming the original ruler reigned something about 1000BC. Then, however, there’s no trace of another ruler until some 1500 years later, shedding just … Continue reading