Category Archives: Travel Tuesday

Travel Tuesday: Caracol

Ahh, Belize and more Mayan ruins.  Here’s today’s Caracol. Siting high on the Vaca Plateau, 500 meters (1650 ft) above sea level, Caracol is the largest Maya site in Belize. It was once one of the largest ancient Maya cities, covering … Continue reading

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Travel Tuesday: Lamanai

Here’s today’s travel place, Lamanai. Located in northern Belize, Lamanai was once a considerably sized Maya city. The ancient ruins are not completely uncovered yet. Archaeological work has concentrated on the investigation and restoration of the larger structures such as … Continue reading

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Tuesday Travel: Tikal

Ahh… the topping, Tikal! Located in the tropical rainforest of the Petén province, Tikal is the most famous of Guatemala’s Mayan ruins, and therefore the most visited. The site is awesome, with stunning temples and palaces as well as ceremonial … Continue reading

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Travel Tuesday: Yaxha

Here’s today’s travel spot, Yaxha. The early Mayans built Yaxha on a ridge overlooking a lake by the same name – Yaxha translates as blue-green water in the Mayan language. It’s located in Peten region close to the border with … Continue reading

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Travel Tuesday: Iximche

Here’s today’s Mayan temple, Iximche Iximcheʼ (/iʃimˈtʃeʔ/) (or Iximché using Spanish orthography) is a Pre-Columbian Mesoamerican archaeological site in the western highlands of Guatemala. Iximche was the capital of the Late Postclassic Kaqchikel Maya kingdom from 1470 until its abandonment in 1524. The architecture of the site included a number of pyramid-temples, palaces and two Mesoamerican … Continue reading

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Travel Tuesday: El Mirador

Ah here’s today’s place, El Mirador It doesn’t look like much, but I like it like that!  Reminds me so much of the “lost” temples in Cambodia. El Mirador is frequently referred to as the “lost city of the Maya” … Continue reading

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Travel Tuesday: Quirigua

Here’s today’s travel spot Quirigua. Quirigua can be found in southeastern Guatemala along the Motagua River and on several important trade routes of the time. Inhabited since about 200 AD, most of Quirigua’s monuments were constructed in the eighth and … Continue reading

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