After leaving the ruins of Tikal in Guatemala and in order to arrive at the Mayan riviera in Mexico, it is almost mandatory to pass through Belize. And since you’re there… why not stop and visit a bit? While the most famous attractions of the country are probably its beautiful coast and islands, along the way to Mexico you can also stop to visit the area around San Ignacio to discover its Mayan past.
We decided to focus our very brief visit on one thing only: the cave of Actun Tunichil Muknal, also known as ATM.
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Mexico is a big country with a lot of wonderful landscapes. One of its regions is particularly famous for its rivers and waterfalls: the Huasteca Potosina. It is a popular holiday spot for Mexicans, but not so famous among foreigners.
Caroline had discovered this region the first time she went to Mexico, a few years ago. It was a brief stay and she absolutely wanted to go back and explore more. That’s how we made it our last destination before coming back home.
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When we were about to leave Bogota for Cartagena we realized that the trip would have taken us 22 hours. Having some days to spare, we decided to look for an additional stop along the way. The most natural one would have been Medellin, but we would have to pass by there later to take our flight to Guatemala. We asked some help online, and some suggested San Gil. They presented it as a great place to do some extreme sports and we were immediately interested.
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The falls of Iguazú are part of two different national parks in two different countries: Brazil and Argentina. The two towns closest to the parks are, respectively, Foz do Iguaçu and Puerto Iguazú.
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