Category: Travel

Cuba Libre! Being Stuck in a Timeloop

Went to Cuba for a couple of days. An interesting experience to say the least. Met both kindness and rudeness from the locals. Cuba has often been described as the great socialist experiment, especially by those not living the day-to-day life there. But, as…

Nature and Charm in Wendake, Québec City

Wendake, Québec City, Quebec, Canada. 5. June, 2017. In one of the suburbs of Québec City in Canada is L’Ancienne-Lorette. Within that burrough can be found the Native American Huron-Wendat First Nation of Wendake with 3,000 members. A well to do but a small…

Ville de Québec – Histoire et Culture

Québec, Quebec, Canada. 5. June, 2017. One wrong decision can sometimes have drastic consequences. Stay inside or go outside. Let’s toss a coin. The Battle of the Plains of Abraham in September 1769 was fought between French and British forces outside the strong walls…

Walk in Beauty in Dinétah, the Navaho IR

Dinétah (Navaho Indian Reservation), Arizona, USA. 23.-24. May, 2017. When entering the Navaho Indian Reservation (Dinétah in the Navaho (Diné bizaad) language) at the picturesque Marble Canyon in Arizona, one meets sale booths with a great variety of locally made hands and crafts, ranging…

The Floating Islands of Lake Titicaca

Puno, Lake Titicaca, Peru. 18. April, 2017. On Lake Titicaca in Peru and Bolivia are located 42 unique islands. These are no ordinary islands as those are man made to float on the lake. Made out of a thick totora reed, which needs to…

Forever young Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada. 17. May, 2017. If you think Las Vegas is just casinos and a playground to do crazy things, well you are probably right. But Las Vegas is more than that. It is also a childlike city that always wants new toys…

Magical Uxmal and Kabah

NahuaYucatán, Mexico. 13. May, 2017. Uxmal and Kabah were two of the largest Maya cities in the Yucatan from 700-1200 CE. Connected by a grand 18 km. long raised pedestrian causaway five meters wide with great monumental arches at each end. Grand roads connected…

The Gorgeous Cenotes of Mexico

Haven’t heard of cenotes? Neither had I but they are gorgeous, and there are plenty to go around, around 7.000 in the Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico. Cenotes are essentially sinkholes or underground caves that are formed when limestone burdocks collapse, leaving a hole in the…

Amazing Tiwanaku

Tiwanaku, Bolivia. 7. April, 2017. Tiwanaku was the ceremonial capital of an empire that thrived in the Andes Mts. around Lake Titicaca from 200-700 AD. Only administrators and leaders lived in the city and directed the daily running of the empire from this place….

The Magic of Chichen Itzá

Chichen Itzá, Yucatán, Mexico. 7. May, 2017. The multicultural Maya city of Chichen Itzá was once the largest city in the Yucatán Peninsula. The name means something like the watery magical hole place, in reference to the sacred cenote nearby. Exhibiting many different cultural…

Sweet Mérida

Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico. 7. May, 2017. Mérida (T’hó or Ichkanzihóo) is the capital of Yucatán state and the largest city of the Yucatán Peninsula. A beautiful city of little more than one million people. Probably the longest continually-occupied city in the Americas, it is…

Museo Nacional de Antropologia, Mexico

Mexico, Mexico. 4. May, 2017. A visit to the National Anthropology Museum in Mexico city is a breathtaking experience. This large museum covers all of pre-Hispanic Mexico in a fascinating way along with matters and concerns in modern times. This museum takes a full…

Mexico y Mexicanos

Mexico, Mexico. 4. May, 2017. On this last day in Mexico City (will hopefully be back though) there are several thoughts that come to mind. The city itself is a charming place that offers many varieties of places to see and things to do….

Huēyi Teōcalli (Templo Mayor)

Mexico, Mexico. 3. May, 2017. One must have an active imagination and previous knowledge of the Aztec (Mexica) capital Tenochtitlán, to recreate in the mind how it’s major temple complexe, Huēyi Teōcalli, called Templo Mayor today, must have looked like in pre-Hispanic times. With…

The Magnificent Teotihuacán

Mexico, Mexico. 2. May, 2017. It had been my childhood dream since I was 14 years old to visit the mysterious ancient city of Teotihuacán in Mexico. Already a ruin when the Nahua-speaking Mexica, better known as the Aztecs, came wandering onto the shores…

Fighting Cholitas

La Paz (Chuqi Yapu), Bolivia 9. April, 2017 Watched Aymara women and men ‘fighting’ in the ring in El Alto, a mostly Aymaran sister city of La Paz. This is generally a rather popular event with locals, with the Fighting Cholitas exciting people more…

Mexico City y Tenochtitlán

Mexico City, Mexico. 1. May, 2017. The site of Mexico City is the ancient Aztec capital of Tenochtitlán. What a splendid city that must have been! The modern city of Mexico definitely has it’s charm however. Our accommodations is a B&B at a place…

A Lively Festival

La Paz (Chuqi Yapu), Peru 9.04.2017 We were woken early on Sunday morning by loud banging of drums and trumpets just outside our hotel window. A little annoyed we scrambled to the window to see what was going on. The little church just next…

Blessed Pachamama

Cuzco, Runa Simi (Quechua) Country, Peru 20.04.2017 We participated today in a special ritual dedicated to Pachamama, the gods in the mountains and the Incas Sacred Valley, Willka Qhichwa. Although this was done for tourists at this occasion, the ritual has clearly a sacred…

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