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Antigua Guatemala

My biggest worry about getting to the old capital of Guatemala (generally just called Antigua), was that I would have to change buses in the very scary sounding Guatemala City. In the end this wasn’t necessary as I found a … Continue reading

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Archaeological Park and Ruins of Quirigua

This is a small and little visited Mayan site surrounded by banana plantations which I reached by being dropped off an intercity coach at a small road junction and getting a tuk-tuk ride to the village of the same name. … Continue reading

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Tikal National Park

This is one of UNESCO’s “mixed” sites, being both of natural and cultural value. The cultural part is the remains of one of the most powerful Mayan cities. Inhabited from the 6th century BC to the 10th AD it was, … Continue reading

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One bus, three countries, seven nationalities

The border between northern Guatemala¬†and Mexico is in the jungle, so to reach my next heritage site I had to go via Belize on a bus that the internet whispered existed but about which it was impossible to get concrete … Continue reading

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