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Tikal (8 to 10 January 2020)

Crossing the land border from Belize to Guatemala could not have been easier.  We paid an exit fee and got our passports stamped at the Belize border, then walked across the short no man’s land…

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Belize (23 December 2019 to 8 January 2020)

“We don’t live in a hurry, send away the mistletoe.  Christmas in the Caribbean.  We’ve got everything but snow”.  (Christmas in the Caribbean, Jimmy Buffet) From Tulum we caught a bus to Chetumal, a port…

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Tulum (19 to 21 December 2019)

From Bogotá we flew to Cancun airport and then caught a bus to Tulum.  On the Caribbean coast of the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico, Tulum is known for its white sand beaches, with an increasingly…

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Bogotá (16 to 19 December 2019)

From Villa de Leyva we headed to Zipaquira en route to Bogotá.  One of the most popular day trips from Bogotá is to visit the Salt Cathedral here, so rather than go to Bogotá and…

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Colombian Highlands (11 to 16 December 2019)

The central Colombian Highlands were settled by indigenous peoples engaged in agriculture and mining activities long before the Spanish arrived.  In early contacts with the conquistadors, local stories of gold and emeralds raised the invaders’…

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