With all of the hype around the Maya Calendar predicting the end of the world on December 21, 2012, the Ruta Maya has never been so popular. Believer or not in the doomsday predictions, Jo Fitzsimons plots a route through 10 of the most impressive sites from Mexico down to El Salvador.
As anyone coming to Guatemala is painfully aware of, if you miss the ruins at Tikal, you might as well not come at all. As the number one tourist attraction in the country, this jungle encrusted ancient city of the Maya is truly worth a visit. Just about everybody you meet on the road is [...]
May-June 1999 I spent 27 days in Belize in the summer of 1999. The trip cost me $1300 or so, including $330 for my flight from Miami. I could have done it cheaper, but I splurged a little in the last week, once I realized my money wasn’t going to run out. I’m not a [...]