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Posted by on Dec 7, 2012 in Explore, Mexico, North America, Travel Info

Lost and Found at Coba

Coba Mexico - Coba Ruins - At the top

On my last day in Tulum I was determined to succeed in exploring as many ruins as possible. I booked my bus tickets the night before, readied my day pack, and was set to hike to the top of the Coba ruins. The day made this simple plan a difficult one to accomplish because in step of the way I had to play Lost and Found first.

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Posted by on Nov 20, 2012 in AFaS, Mexico, North America

No Pants Palenque

The ruins of Mexico were a deciding factor for my visit. I wanted to see as many as possible and soak up their history – no matter their stage of restoration. Palenque was top on my list; the perfect blend of incredible ruins, authenticity, restoration, and desolation. It was in the Chiapas Mountains with 6 hour bus rides in any direction to the next city. What I didn’t expect made Palenque even more interesting.

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Posted by on Nov 3, 2012 in Mexico, My Week on Instagram, North America, Photos

My Week on Instagram – 3 Nov 2012

agua azul Mexico

I’ve been in Mexico for 3 weeks now but surprising I’ve let my instagramming fall. Since I now own a fancier camera than a point and shoot I’ve been going snap happy with that – and my ipod camera is put in my bag anxiously waiting to be used – but it remains waiting. Since I don’t travel with a cellphone the instinct to have it as an extended appendage to my hand is not there so unless I spot somebody else with one out it completely slips my mind. But – here is what I DID manage to capture this week on instagram!

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Posted by on Sep 10, 2012 in Albania, Europe, Explore, Travel Info

Not JUST Another Ancient Ruin: Butrint, Albania

Albania - Butrint Ruins- church arches

Some people don’t like ruins. Some people think you can see too many ruins and it becomes monotonous. Ruin, after ruin, after ruin… But for me, it is more like RUIN AFTER RUIN AFTER RUIN *drools*. I really can’t describe how much I love ruins. Walking their ancient paths and being mesmerized by the architecture that has lasted through centuries. So when I visited Butrint in Albania, it was not JUST another ancient ruin.

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Posted by on Jan 20, 2012 in Peru, South America

My favourite Ruins – Ollantaytambo, Peru

Day 39 & 40 – Ollantaytambo & Aguas Calientes, Peru

Welcome to Ollantaytambo! Giant Ruins with 428 Steps! (I counted to keep myself from fainting in the heat!) What well placed ruins. Such beauty. I do truly love Peru. I think I might come back and live in this country at some point in my life.

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