Friday, May 31, 2013

TexanTreks is heading to Belize and Guatemala!

Yes you heard it here first.  The next big TexanTreks adventure is on the books.  We are heading to Belize and Guatemala to explore the wonderful Mayan ruins.  I have always wanted to see the Mayan architecture and ancient cities, but I could never make it work adding it onto one of my other southward adventures.

You should know by now that we love to go southwards.  In the last few years TexanTreks has been to Panama to explore the rainforest and Panama Canal.  We have also landed in Peru twice visiting a multitude of Inca sites including the mystical Machu Picchu.  The Mayans are a culture from the same time period that thrived in Central America.  Unfortunately, they suffered the same fate as the Inca around the time of the Spanish conquistador arrival.  Drought, civil war and disease brought down a once brilliant civilization.  At least we still have some beautiful ruins to explore.

Well now it is time to make Belize its very own trip. Belize City will be the home base for the trip and I will venture out from there.  I have plans to visit Tulum, Lamanai and Xunantunich inside Belize and also hop across the border into Guatemala to explore Tikal and Uaxactun.  Should be quite the adventure me thinks!  Check out TexanTreks next January and February for wonderful stories on the adventure!

Now don't worry there will be some awesome articles coming to TexanTreks before January 2015.  We have a trip to Colorado to do some gold prospecting on the Arkansas River which will include visits to the old mining towns of Leadville and Buena Vista.  We will also be reporting on some wonderful soccer matches featuring Didier Drogba and Ivory Coast, the Aston Villa trip to Dallas in July and most importantly the Dallas visit of mighty Real Madrid with Cristiano Ronaldo, Luka Modric and Gareth Bale!

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