Cartagena de Indias

After the bachelor party, I took a flight to the city of Cartagena. A major port founded in 1533, located on the northern coast of Colombia in the Caribbean Coast Region I went to the hotel where Sarah was already waiting, as she arrived the day before with Erin and Jen.  We were happy to see…

The Mayans – Palenque Chapter

On the last day of our Chiapas adventure, we visited the Mayan ruins of Palenque.  Our hotel was a short car ride to the entrance of the ruins. Our driver, Abel, dropped us off and waited on the parking lot until we were done. A prime example of a Mayan sanctuary of the classical period,…

The Mayans – Tonina Chapter

There are dozens of Mayan archaeological sites in Chiapas, some are still undiscovered and some have just been recently opened to the public (and tourists do not visit them much). One of these hidden gems is the Mayan city of Tonina, about 13 Km east of the town of Ocosingo. The site includes several temple-pyramids…