The Mayan Ruins, Palenque – Quite possibly the best ruins Mexico has to offer!

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What?  Better than Chichen Itza?  Better than Uxmal?  Better than Tulum?  I can hear the jostling of “Mayan Ruin Buffs” everywhere… sighing.   The Mayan Ruins at Palenque are some of the best ruins, Mexico has to offer! The forest around the ruins are spectacular, the campgrounds nearby are great, the food in Chiapas is amazing […]

Top 5 Tourism Destinations Near Tuxtla Gutierrez Chiapas Mexico

Top 5 Tourism Destinations Near Tuxtla Gutierrez Chiapas Mexico

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Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, México is a little known tourist destination in southern Mexico.  With a population of over 600,000, it’s the largest and most developed city in the state of Chiapas.  We crossed the border checkpoint at Talisman through the El Carmen Border near Tuxtla Chica.  The border is smaller than Ciudad Hidalgo and we […]

Chilean Patagonia – Penguins, Torres Del Paine, and Beautiful Landscapes

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After making our way from Northern Chile, spending some time in Santiago, Vina Del Mar, and Renaca we flew down to the Chilean Patagonia to Punta Arenas, Chile.  Punta Arenas is one of the furthermost cities in Chile and the hub exploring the Magellan Straits, Magdalena Island, and Tierra Del Fuego.  The first thing we […]

Northern Chile- Gallery

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Some of the differences between high and low altitude cities include; air temperature, ease of breathing, and humidity.  Coming from under developed Peru to Northern Chile was a change that was more than just altitude related.  First off, the spanish Chileans speak is simply different and much more difficult to understand.  The cuisine is vastly […]

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How To Get From Southern Peru to Northern Chile

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Here we are in Northern Chile.  Ahhhh… a new country, new attitude and new altitude.   After scuttling about Peru in the highlands for weeks, breathing in the paper-thin air, scorching our skin in the thin ozone of the Andes and feeling our hearts beating in our necks far too frequently, we are now at sea […]

Lake Titicaca And The Floating Islands of Puno, Peru

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Lake Titicaca and the Floating Islands of Puno, Peru along with the Uros people, were one of the highlights of Peru.  We like Peru, however the constant commercialization of the country was less in Puno… much less.  This made walking down the street, (except for the walking street…still pretty hawkerish) actually enjoyable.  We arrived on […]