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A Mayan adventure

It was all rather whirlwind. And in a tiny country in central America too. This journey took place as a side trip on our cruise in the Caribbean many years back. 237 more words

These Were The Days Of Our Lives!

The Only Gringos Between Nebaj and Todos Santos

This past week I tackled a 60 kilometer trek through the Guatemalan Highlands that started in the remote Mayan town of Nebaj, wound its way through a diverse array of natural environments, and ended in Todos Santos, another remote Mayan town. 2,243 more words

Guatemala

You say cacao, I say cocoa...

“After water, cacao is the single healthiest substance you can put in your mouth. It can easily replace a number of psychiatric drugs for mood, plus it produces the same chemistry in the brain that occurs when we fall in love.” – Chris Kilham, … 1,981 more words

Plant Of The Week

The heritage of our civilization for posterity? The Social Network 'selfie.

Ancient civilizations have left considerable wealth in their existence:

The Egyptians and Maya have left the pyramids
The Romans have left roads and aqueducts.
The Greeks have left the temples. 15 more words

Diary Of Thoughts

People we wish we'd met: Ian Graham

A direct descendent of Oliver Cromwell, grandson of the fifth Duke of Montrose and son of a Lord, Ian Graham’s unlikely career, recording Mayan hirogliphs, was a mere by-product of his desperate attempt to sell a used car. 738 more words

Guatemala

Actun Tunichil Muknal (Cave of the Crystal Sepulchre)

Sins of the Maya

strewn as seed on nether floor

Crystal tomb of shadow’s failing

Sacred rite of gods’ creation

sprung from wooden womb

Suckled by thankless beast… 116 more words

Chasing the ancient civilisations: a lesson with Mr Packard

So you’ve played Age of Empires, and you know the military strengths, architecture and phrases of the Incas, Mayans and Aztecs, right? Well I thought so too. 1,502 more words