Mexico

Cenote

The Cenotes of Cuzuma

The small village of Cuzuma, about 45km from the large City of Merida is home to a large concentration of cenotes. A cenote is a collapsed cave full of water that is synonymous with the Yucatan peninsula of Mex...
Uxmal

Uxmal and Kabah

It was an easy but hot ride out of the colonial town of Campeche. On route to Kabah and Uxmal the roads were narrow but with little traffic it was easy and safe riding. When I could I took back roads which boug...
Campeche

The Heat is Hot in Campeche

The Mexican State of Campeche is hot. It reminded me of home. Even the flat endless terrain reminded of the Aussie Outback minus the desert sections. For the most part I had the wind behind me so I could make s...

Goodbye Belize – Hello Mexico, Again

Leaving Belize I had to pay an exit tax of US$20. I already knew about this and slipped out of the country quite quickly. Entry to Mexico was also very easy, as it always is. Just hand over my passport, fill ou...

Guatemala – How not to cross into a country

Guatemala was calling my name. I'm not sure I was listening. It occurred to me that I really didn't want to leave Mexico. I made lame excuses to stay. It was too hot. There might be some rain today. The pool is...
Palenque

Palenque – Ruins in the Jungle

I was looking forward to a rest in Palenque. My sojourn into the jungle left me a little tired. I found a nice campsite outside of town, less than 2km from the famous ruins of Palenque. For about US$15 per day ...

Bonampak – The little visited Mayan site

Bonampak is the smaller and less visited little brother of nearby Yaxchilan and Palenque. That is the charm of the place, the lack of people. It was only about 50km by road to Bonampak from my camp at the villa...

Yaxchilan – The Hidden Jewel in the Mayan Crown

Yaxchilan is one the premier Mayan sites. But the crowds are avoiding this place because it takes a bit of effort to get there. Some guidebooks claim the best way to get there is to charter a light aircraft, ot...

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