Two weeks in mayan country: Mexico, Belize, Guatemala April 2012


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April 1st. One of the great pyramids there, "la iglesia"
Two weeks in Central America.

Starting in Cancun, spending a few days in Tulum where I had wonderful days onf diving in the Cenotes.

Then I spent a bit more than a week on Caye Caulker. Excellent diving, wonderuf relaxed island life. No cars, just golf carts... No mobile phone reception for me...:-)

From there I had a two-days trip to Guatemala, to Tikal. I stayed in Flores, on Lago Peten Itzca, a wonderful city on a beautiful lake.

Tikal. One of the most impressive places I have ever seen. Amazing architecture, and this leaves questions in your mind. Who where they? Who built this amazing city? Who was living here?

Then I went to Tulum again, had the most impressive dive in the temple of doom, on April 13th...:-)

The last days I spent in Playa del Carmen, nice city, but quite touristy.


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ballcourt at Cobaballcourt at Coba
ballcourt at Coba

somewhere near here is a stone skull
Nohoch Mul, the great pyramid at CobaNohoch Mul, the great pyramid at Coba
Nohoch Mul, the great pyramid at Coba

42 m high, and a bit dangerous to climb since it is steep and very irregular steps
walking down is not easywalking down is not easy
walking down is not easy

even not for dogs
Cenote dos ojosCenote dos ojos
Cenote dos ojos

April 2nd, just after the beautiful dives in the cenotes
Tulum, archeological siteTulum, archeological site
Tulum, archeological site

beautiful coast, the Mayan Riviera
IguanaIguana
Iguana

fantastic picture
Tulum, beachTulum, beach
Tulum, beach

quite a crowded beach at the zona archeologica
ColibriColibri
Colibri

amazing !
VW beetleVW beetle
VW beetle

modified mexican style
ChetumalChetumal
Chetumal

April 3rd. Here a telegraph pole can be seen with a piece of wood which was driven into the pole by the force of hurricane Janet in 1955
Half Moon CayeHalf Moon Caye
Half Moon Caye

On Half Moon Caye, Apr 6th, a beautiful place for the lunch break after the dive at the great blue hole
Half Moon CayeHalf Moon Caye
Half Moon Caye

remains of a lighthouse and houses
Sunset on Caye CaulkerSunset on Caye Caulker
Sunset on Caye Caulker

April 7th, great colours
The Great Blue HoleThe Great Blue Hole
The Great Blue Hole

April 8th, after the dive down there
The Great Blue HoleThe Great Blue Hole
The Great Blue Hole

The perfect round shape of the great blue hole can be seen here... not as clearly as from the air..
Half Moon CayeHalf Moon Caye
Half Moon Caye

A frigate bird flying in


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