Tikal is one of Guatemala’s most visited destinations. Due to its mysterious atmosphere and amazing location in the dense jungle, it is one of the most impressive archaeological Maya sites. A visit to Tikal National Park is an unforgettable experience where you will learn more about the fascinating Maya history and enjoy the beautiful jungle environment around you with countless monkeys, coatis, butterflies and species of birds. Read more about a trip to Tikal, including the highlights, lots of useful tips for a day tour, how to visit and where to stay.
Art and Culture
Are you dreaming about traveling to Mexico? To discover the history of the Maya, Aztecs and other ancient civilizations? Mexico is famous for its ancient temples and pyramids, each of them located in a different part of the country. This is a list with the best ruins you want to visit during your trip through Mexico.
Most people know about the Incas and the Maya, but what about the mysterious Tiwanaku culture? Where the Maya and Incas only ruled for a couple of 100 years, the Tiwanaku empire existed for more than 3000 years. In this article I am taking you on a journey to the former capital of this empire: Tiwanaku, located in Bolivia.
Do you like to get inspired by art around the world? Art is a nice way to understand more about a country and culture. This is a list with some of my favorite Latin American painters, I got to know during my travels through Central and South America. From Peru, Argentina, Guatemala, Cuba, Chile, Venezuela, Uruguay, Colombia, Mexico and Ecuador.
- Archaeological SitesArt and CultureMexicoMonte Albán
Lots of people have heard about the Maya and the Aztecs. But there are many more ancient civilizations in Mexico, such as the Mixtecs and the Zapotecs. One of their most important cities used to be Monte Albán. Nowadays it’s a beautiful and an interesting archaeological site. In this article I’m taking you on an journey to this former city and of the Zapotecs.
Are you a travel lover and looking for ways to discover a culture and country from home? During my travels, I’ve collected different books from all over the Latin American continent. This is a list with my favorite books. Including classic novels, modern authors, famous poets, interesting and inspiring stories. From Mexico, Guatemala, Argentina, Cuba, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Chile, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and Peru.
Oswaldo Guayasamín is one of Ecuador’s most important artists. His art can be seen in all the major museums of modern art in Latin America. In Quito, you can find his most important works in the Museo Fundación Guayasamín. Meet Guayasamín and his amazing work in this article.
- Archaeological SitesArt and CultureColombiaSan AgustínSouth America
Thousands of years ago, the southern part of Colombia was home to a mysterious civilization. This civilization built several burial mounds in which they placed beautiful statues. In this article I’m taking you on a journey to the mysterious statues and tombs of San Agustín in Colombia
- ArtArt and CultureLimaPeruSouth America
Lima is a city that isn’t very appealing and attractive to many travelers. Many people use the city as a place to start or end their journey through Peru. I think this is a pity because it’s really worth to explore this mega-city a bit more. Especially when it comes to art and culture. From beautiful Pre-Columbian art to exhibitions by modern artists and photographers: Lima has a large number of interesting museums. And art is a nice way to understand more about a country and culture. Discover my favorite art places and the best museums in Lima Peru in this article.
Art is a great way to understand more about a country and its culture. Colombia has a lot of great artists, including painters and writers. In this article I’m listing some of the most remarkable and famous artists, coming from Colombia. And especially where you can find their work.