Five Places In Central America That You May Not Know

In Central America there’s a well established ‘Gringo’ trail for good reason. The Maya ruins, colonial cities and tropical coastline that make up the isthmus draw backpackers, holiday makers and expats from around the world.  For the most part, I’m an advocate of staying on or around the beaten path. Not just because there’s usually…

The Maya Underworld Of ATM Cave

The borders that encircle the countries we recognise today as Belize, Guatemala and Honduras mean little in the story of the Maya. Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave: Sacrificial ritual at the heart of an impending crisis Then: In Maya belief, ancient ritual sacrifices played an important part in appeasing the gods so that humans could continue to…

The Maya World Of Xunantunich

The borders that encircle the countries we recognise today as Belize, Guatemala and Honduras mean little in the story of the Maya. Xunantunich: A tumultuous battle for Maya supremacy Then: No one knows what the Maya called this city, as the name Xunantunich meaning Stone Maiden was given in 1925 by British explorer Thomas Gann…

The Maya World Of Cahal Pech

The borders that encircle the countries we recognise today as Belize, Guatemala and Honduras mean little in the story of the Maya. While long abandoned, the Maya’s ancient cities are arguably just as important today as they were at the peak of the civilisation. They provide jobs for local people, encourage visitors to more remote…