Overlooking the jungle from the ancient Mayan pyramid of Coba

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Coba, Mexico

Climbing to the top of Coba’s pyramid, which is the highest Mayan pyramid of the Yucatan Peninsula. It gives a majestic view of the Mexican jungle surroundings.

It’s Friday morning when we hop on one of the ADO buses in Tulum to head for Coba. The night before we had already bought our round-way tickets to make sure we have seats. The ancient Maya ruins of Coba lay in the middle of the Mexican jungle yet surrounded by lakes, about an hour away from Tulum.
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An unsolved mystery of the colossal Olmec heads

The young Olmec warrior

The young Olmec warrior

One of the first people to have lived in Mexico were the Olmec people and you can find their history in the Mexican province of Tabasco. In the city of La Venta colossal Olmec heads made out of rocks were found by archeologists, which nowadays are located at the nearby Villahermosa. There they are exhibited in a beautiful jungle park.

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How to explore the Pirate island Saria, arrr!

Have you ever heard about the small island of Saria (in modern Greek Σαρία)? It is a rocky, volcanic island on the northern side of Karpathos. With only a couple of Shepherds living in Saria it is still said to be an uninhabited island.
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Öland and its many cool surprises

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It’s weekend and that means I get to do some sightseeing with my boyfriend’s family. Today we’re driving up to Kalmar to cross the bridge to the island called Öland. That is if the weather allows us to do so. We tried yesterday, but it was way to foggy in the entire area. Today it seems like it might be a great day for seeing some beautiful landscapes and taking pictures out on this island in the Baltic Sea. It’s cloudy and the wind is blowing, but the sun is peeking through the clouds.
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Lost and Found: a Mayan site

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A group of archeologists have found a lost Mayan city in the jungle of the Mexican state Campeche, which they called Lagunita. Covered with monumental buildings, squares, a walled area for the ballgame ‘Pelota’, also known as a ball court, and a pyramid of nearly 20 meters high! How could this be hidden that long you’d ask yourself.
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The incatrail by motorcycle #Day 4

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Time for some more motor riding! Ollantaytambo, I have to say goodbye for now, because more amazing places are on my route! If I can find them, that is.
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The incatrail by motorcycle #Day 3

Getting ready for to ride through the clouds...

Getting ready for the ride through the clouds…

The first and the second day of my Incatrail motor trip have been pretty intense. Today should be the day where I get to drink lots of great coffee during many nice breaks and have amazing weather! And so it will be.
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The incatrail by motorcycle #Day 2

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Rise and shine, it is 6am. The first train from Hydroelectrica towards Machupicchu leaves early, so I have to get up on time again. A taxi brings me from the Eco Lodge in Santa Teresa to the train station named Hydroelectrica. Once I’m there, I realize that I could have easily done this by motor after the night I had just experienced! Yet, I still have to buy a train ticket for the Inca train that will bring me to Aguas Calientes within 30 minutes.
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The incatrail by motorcycle #Day 1

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It’s sunny, it’s raining, and it’s sunny again. The weather doesn’t seem to steady up here in the mountains of Cusco. Should I take the risk and do the route by motorcycle or not? The popular incatrail is closed (it’s always closed between January and March) so I have options: I can do the Jungle trail or something like it, or make my own tour by renting a motorcycle! Well, that’s definitely a no-brainer. Bye bye hiking for now and hello cruising by motor!

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My 5 Favorite things to do in Guatemala

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Look up the following words on Google: Guatemala safety traveling. You only found horrifying links right? Well, I do not agree with any of those. I just spent two weeks crossing Guatemala and I am truly in love with the beauty of Guatemalan people, nature and traditions.

Here are my 5 favorite things I did in this Mayan country.
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Copan the city of bats

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Everyone has been telling me that they were about just alright to visit, that it was nothing special, nothing impressive, so I went to the place early this morning with absolutely zero expectations. However, I was impressed, deeply impressed. Those Copan ruins have really amazed me. With the great information of a local guide and a photo camera I had a fantastic visit.

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