Guatemala, in 15 photos

Tikal main plaza from Temple II

It’s hard to say exactly when Guatemala first showed up on my travel radar. I recall a faded sign in 2013, in the Salvadoran surf town of El Tunco, advertising a shuttle there for $25, but my memory takes me further back. It was Tikal. Whenever I first saw it in photos—five or seven or ten years ago, I can’t be […]

10 Obscure Maya Ruins to visit in 2012

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The Maya people are renowned for the accuracy of their calendar and their knowledge of the solar system. And of course, they’re known for the infamous date of December 21st, 2012, the day their calendar ends. What does this mean? Is it the prophesized end of the world? Or is it a solar event? No […]