Tips and Visiting Guide to Tikal Guatemala

Tikal might be Guatemala’s most popular tourist attraction and there’s a good reason.  The site is massive and although I don’t know exactly how large it is, it reminded me of Coba in Mexico.  Everything is so spread out that walking from one temple complex to another takes about 15 mins. Suffice to say, you’ll…

How to self drive to Tikal from Belize and cross the border

Would you like to visit Tikal without being on a tour but apprehensive about doing it solo? Here’s a step by step guide on how to self drive to Tikal from Belize and what you need to know when crossing the border. Renting a Car Rental cars – so this one is pretty important.  Whichever…

Review: Ko Ox Han Nah Restaurant

I found Ko Ox Han Nah just looking around on Google maps and I just started randomly clicking on the restaurant icons. I don’t put too much stock in what people say online but I was hungry, tired, and just wanted to eat and go to bed. It turned out to be a very good…

T&J Pupuseria

Want food made with pride and love? ✔. Served at an unassuming shed off a dirt path? ✔. A taste you can’t beat and will crave as soon as you leave? ✔. Talk about a hole in the wall place that is a little confusing to get to (if using Google maps).  But the journey…

Xunantunich 👎

I have to say, this is one of those places that looks amazing in pictures and is quite the disappointment when you arrive.  This is going to be a fairly negative review so I’ll try to keep it brief. The site is small for sure.   There’s the main temple that looks down onto a courtyard….

Rio On Pools

If you’re driving out to Caracol, you might as well stop at the Rio Frio pools.  It’s a refreshing dip after a long hot day of walking around the ruins. It’s about a 30 min drive outside of Caracol but it’s on the way back so you can’t miss it. You can stop there on…

Getting to Caracol

Driving to Caracol is time consuming. With rough roads and no radio or cell signal, driving alone can be a bit boring. However, this is a very doable trip and there is no need to spend money on a tour from San Ignacio because what you’ll be paying for is basically a chauffeur for the…

Avianca LAX – SAL – Business Class

I booked a one way trip from San Diego to Belize City with stops in LAX and San Salvador. I was able to book this for 30,000 Amex MR points through Aeroplan. After taxes and fees, the total came to 30,000 points and $18 CAD (about $13 USD). Although my first option was to transfer…

Next Trip!

As I write,  I’m actually on my way toward my next destination.  Regular readers might remember that I hinted that my tentative plans were to go to Belize and it’s actually happening.  I’m not going to be here very long but I’m splitting up my time between San Ignacio (on the Western portion of the…

Butchers Club Burger

So, a burger joint in the heart of Hong Kong when you’re surrounded by all these amazing restaurants?  Absolutely.  Look, as much as I love eating all types of food, sometimes, nothing beats a good ol’ burger and fries to hit the spot.  This place will not disappoint.  I actually found out about this place…