One of the things we enjoyed most in the Yucatan was getting in the water and up close and personal with some of the diverse range of aquatic animals that live there. Without doubt the animal highlight was on Isla Holbox, where we swum with the collosal whale sharks. The experience blew our minds. Check [...]
Traveling through poorer countries (economically speaking), it’s a given that at some stage during your journey you will be approached by children after a bit of money. Their techniques may include begging, selling trinkets, polishing shoes or even trying to steal. Some will be the friendliest kids you’ve ever come across, others might kick you [...]
With 2012 fast approaching, and with it the reported destruction of the universe, all things Mayan are the “It” thing. Heading to Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador or Belize to check out the remnants of what was once an incredibly advanced and sophisticated society, before the shit goes down? We got along to a substantial [...]
Some random shots we took from ruins around Mexico taken with a Super Sampler Lomography camera. It shoots four shots on the single frame with a slight delay between each, giving the photo a unique perspective.
We just got hold of a roll of black and white film that Jess took in Teotihuacan with the Mamiya C330 Pro F. We are super happy with how the photos came out, so put a selection up here. We would also like to say a belated farewell to Erin, who left us a few [...]
Our bus karma is bad at the moment. For two journeys in a row now, something has hampered our progress. We chose what we thought was going to be the easy option in taking a shuttle from San Cristobal de las Casas to Huehuetenango in the highlands of Guatemala, instead of making our own way [...]
Our first visit here to San Cristobal de Las Casas was marred by a lot of rain, which inhibited our ability to get out and see things. This time the weather treated us much better, and we were able to better appreciate this beautiful city, its colors, people, food and stencil art.
As we waited for the members of our tour at the meeting point, the organizer explained that he would drive us in a ‘coche’, which usually means a big car or van, to the ranch where the horses were. After everyone eventually arrived, we walked a short way out of the middle of the town [...]
Around San Cristobal de las Casas, one can find a selection of stencil art painted on the walls. A lot of it is politically motivated, not surprising considering the influence of the Zapatista movement in this region. Other stencils seem to have little or no political influence whatsoever. That it even exists in this city [...]
The state of Campeche in the Yucatan of Mexico is home to many Mayan ruins, including one of the most important, Calakmul. In contrast to many other Mayan sites, there are a distinct lack of visitors, so the potential of experiencing their splendour to yourself is high. The little bit of extra effort it takes [...]