Friday
Apr272018

Religion, Ruins and  Revolutionaries

Our first week on the Central America Trail has been packed FULL. Since our arrival last Monday we have filled our time with tours, acrobatic wrestling (Lucha Libre), waterfalls, ruins, canyons, boats, museums, and more than our fair share of long bus journeys, which would definitely have benefitted from air conditioning units.

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Friday
Apr272018

The Decline and Fall of Mesoamerica’s Greatest  Cities

When researching Palenque and Tikal, you could be forgiven for assuming that it is only necessary to visit one of these remote Mayan ruins. Forums abound give advice on how one is better than the other, comparing everything from the architecture and history to entry fees and accessibility.

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Friday
Apr272018

Our First Mayan  Ruins

mage adapted from original by Anyul RivasOn our third day on the trail, while some of the group visited the Frida Kahlo museum, Phoenix, Jacob, Chloe and I headed to the ancient Mayan city of Teotihuacan. A little exhausted and jet lagged perhaps, we persisted on to the next site on our trail across Central America.

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Wednesday
Apr252018

It's Time to Introduce  Ourselves

As we get started on our new trail we thought we’d take a moment to introduce ourselves and all of our new volunteers!

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Tuesday
Apr242018

Life and Death in the Southern Highlands of  Mexico

Throughout Mexico and Central America there exists a special relationship between the living and the deceased. Here, death is something to be celebrated rather than mourned

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