Monday 27th November – Tuesday 28th November: Hampi

The overnight train to Hospete – the junction stop for Hampi – was Noah’s first experience of Indian Railways so I thought First AC was the only way to go. Not exactly glamorous but perfectly acceptable. As we left Bangalore after 10pm our compartment was already in bunk format, with the bedding pack laid out…

Monday 27th July – Wednesday 29th July: Tulum

On our way from Merida to Tulum we stopped off at the Mayan ruins at Coba, famous for the carved stelae┬ádepicting events or stories from the Mayan period. The ruins are still being excavated, and feel more ‘Indiana Jones’ than some of the other sites we visited, being surrounded and overgrown with jungle: Here you…

Wednesday 22nd – Friday 24th June: Chichen Itza

The next day we were headed to the famous Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza where we would stay for two nights in a nearby hotel so we could get early access to the ruins site at 8am when they open, in order to avoid the worst of the heat and the crowds. Initially the plan…