Articles in the Central America Category
Archaeology & Ruins, Culture, Guatemala, Inspiration, Mexico, Peru, Project World School, South America, Unschooling »
Because through archeology, I’ve been led down a rabbit hole that has blown the lid off of everything I though I knew. And I realize how many lies I’ve been led to believe throughout my life. And I am questioning everything and exploring and expanding my understanding.
Sounds familiar, right? I am re-educating or unschooling my adult self.
Because through archaeology I have a catalyst to explore deeper than I ever had a reason to explore before.
Latin America has a rich pre-Columbian history, there are many breathtaking sites still standing the tests of time. These scenes we see now are the heritage of Maya, Aztec, Miskito and Inca civilizations, among others.
Located in Bolivia, Tiwanaku is one of the most important Pre-Columbian archaeological in South America, recognized as a pre-Inca religious sites, built around 1,500 years Before Christ. Site contains many of the mysterious megalithic rocks, whose construction techniques are still unknown.
If you are fortunate enough to be planning a trip from Mexico through to Peru a wealth of archaeological sites await you. The ancient civilizations that lived in these areas, left behind many relics of their cultures which once seen bring your imagination alive with what once might have been. When you are ready leave your comfortable hotel for a mind blowing trek to explore some unusual and incredible places.
This is Part 1 of a 2 Part series. Be sure to check out Part 2 here
Uxmal, in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico built in 500 …
Archaeology & Ruins, Culture, Guatemala »
Exploring Mayan Ruins
Miro and I visited the archaeological site of Tikal in December of of 2009. Our experience was profound and prompted my interest in pursuing learning about the historical significance of the indigenous people in the places we’ve visited. I realized I had never written about it and was inspired to research the Tikal site and Mayan traditions once again. In addition to visiting Tikal, we visited the Mayan runis in Cobá Mexico, Ixchel in Cozumel Mexico, Copan in Honduras, Xunantunich in Belize, and explored the underground caves called Actun Tunichil Muknal where Mayan ceremonies took place, in Belize. But until now, I have not written about the most famous …
Destinations, Family Travel, Guatemala »
One of our favorite places on our travels (and favorite places we’ve lived) is Antigua, Guatemala. Why? So Many reasons. The cuture, the lifestyle, the colors, the market, the art, the weather, the people, the location….
Whew! I could go on, but just to make sure you understand that we LOVE ANTIGUA, we mention this in every interview we’ve done PLUS when someone asks us if we are homesick for the States, we always reply with an emphatic “no!”, and in unison, Miro and I will say “…but we miss Guatemala!”
Miro and I lived in Antigua for almost 9 months and we definitely can recommend 5 fun family friendly kids activities. And we are not into recommending the expensive or pre-arranged tours and are big fans of creating our own agenda. (As if you hadn’t noticed). So if you’re budget conscious, playful and adventurous, these suggestions are for you. If you are planning on visiting our favorite destination with your family, here’s our top 5 picks of things for you to do with (or without) kids:
Central America, Food, South America »
Sampled Beers of Latin America
Well, I’m not normally a beer drinker, but as we’ve traveled, I’ve made it a point to sample a beer from every country we’ve been to. So, I’m going to share with you what those beers are. I am not really qualified to review the beers either sine I do not drink beer all that often, but I’ve included with a link for most the beers to a proper review. Just click on the name of the beer, incase you are interested. The remarkable thing is, …