Flores

Flores, Peten, Guatemala, 26 August 2016

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Archaeology, Flores, Guatemala, Landscape, Maya, Nature, Photography, Street photography, Toucan, Travel, Wilderness, Wildlife, Yaxha

Towel arrangement on our bed.

On our first night in Guatemala we were staying in the old part of the city of Peten, an island.  This was originally a Mayan city called Nojpetén and it held out against the Spanish for 176 years, protected by the jungle.  Hernán Cortés conquered Tenochtitlan in 1521 but Nojpetén did not fall until 1697.

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Archaeology, Flores, Guatemala, Landscape, Maya, Nature, Photography, Street photography, Toucan, Travel, Wilderness, Wildlife, Yaxha

A mainland part of the city.

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On the streets of Flores during the day.

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Looking across to a small island with a museum..

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Archaeology, Flores, Guatemala, Landscape, Maya, Nature, Photography, Street photography, Toucan, Travel, Wilderness, Wildlife, Yaxha .

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Archaeology, Flores, Guatemala, Landscape, Maya, Nature, Photography, Street photography, Toucan, Travel, Wilderness, Wildlife, Yaxha .

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Archaeology, Flores, Guatemala, Landscape, Maya, Nature, Photography, Street photography, Toucan, Travel, Wilderness, Wildlife, Yaxha .

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Archaeology, Flores, Guatemala, Landscape, Maya, Nature, Photography, Street photography, Toucan, Travel, Wilderness, Wildlife, Yaxha

Flores is on Lago Chchén Itzá.  We drove along the far side of the lake en route to our accomodation near the ancient Mayan city of Yaxha.

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Archaeology, Flores, Guatemala, Landscape, Maya, Nature, Photography, Street photography, Toucan, Travel, Wilderness, Wildlife, Yaxha .

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Archaeology, Flores, Guatemala, Landscape, Maya, Nature, Photography, Street photography, Toucan, Travel, Wilderness, Wildlife, Yaxha .

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Archaeology, Flores, Guatemala, Landscape, Maya, Nature, Photography, Street photography, Toucan, Travel, Wilderness, Wildlife, Yaxha .

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Archaeology, Flores, Guatemala, Landscape, Maya, Nature, Photography, Street photography, Toucan, Travel, Wilderness, Wildlife, Yaxha .

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Sunset at Laguna Yaxha.

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Guatemala

Peten, Guatemala, 25-31 August 2016

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Yaxha.

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End of road to  Nakum.

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Posted from Cuba.  Little internet connection and little time to spare.

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Mexico City

Mexico City, Mexico, 22-25 August 2016

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Museo Nacionale de Antropologia.

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Oaxaca.

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Maya.

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Gran Hotel de Cuidad de Mexico.

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Frida Kahlo Museum.

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Palacio Nacionale.

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Aztec pyramid ruin and Museum.

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No time to reply to comments; next internet in about 6 days.

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Cuba and the Caribbean

14 August to 7 October 2016

Another trip beckons, this time to Cuba and the Caribbean and some other places as well.

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Antigua, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Flinders Ranges, Flores, Guatemala, Havana, Jamaica, Los Angeles, Mexico, Montserrat, Salton City, Santo Domingo, St Martin, USA

First, I am attending a photographic workshop in the Flinders Ranges in South Australia, organised by Keith Seidel, who I met in the Southwest Canyonlands trip in 2014.

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Antigua, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Flinders Ranges, Flores, Guatemala, Havana, Jamaica, Los Angeles, Mexico, Montserrat, Salton City, Santo Domingo, St Martin, USA

After returning to Canberra, I head off with my partner Jools to Mexico City, Flores in Guatemala, Cancun overnight, Cuba including a 7-day photographic tour, Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic), Saint Martin/ Sint Maarten, Antigua, Montserrat, Jamaica and finally Southern California staying with Jeni Bate of Skyscapes for the Soul in Salton City by the Salton Sea.

Click on the maps for a larger size if you need to see more detail.  A few of the pins are spurious, just to create straight lines (so the route doesn’t follow roads).

I made temporary posts as I travelled or just after I returned and am now replacing them with permanent posts.

Flinders Ranges, South Australia (14 to 21 August)

Mexico City, Mexico (22 to 25 August)

Flores, Guatemala (25 to 31 August)

Cancun, Mexico (31 August to 1 September)

Cuba (1 to 12 September)

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (12 to 15 September)

St Martin/ Sint Maarten (15 to 18 September)

Antigua (18 to 22 September)

Montserrat (22 to 25 September)

(Antigua overnight 25 to 26 September)

Jamaica (26 to 30 September)

California, USA (30 September to 5 October)

Canberra, Australia (7 October)