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Graham Williams & Louise Jones Travel Blog This is our journal logging our trip through Central and Latin America from July 2005 to the present date. We update it and add new pictures every two to three weeks. At the moment Will is travelling in South Africa, while Lou is living in Buenos Aires.For more background reading on our travels go to - http://journals.worldnomads.com/will/

Mexico

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Mayan ruins and tropical paradise.

Friday, 9 Sep 2005 | Views [530]

In the last week or so we have crossed the peninsular of Yucatn visiting some of the great Mayan sites. The first was Uxmal, which was very atmospheric out in the forest, with very few visitors and inhabited by large Iguanas. The second was Chichen Itaz, ... Read more >

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On to Yucatan

Wednesday, 31 Aug 2005 | Views [635]

The last week and a half has been a pretty busy one with a lot of traveling. We first went down to the small town of Comitan, which is not far from the Guatemalan border. This was to visit an area of lakes which sit right on the frontier, most of them ... Read more >

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Chiapas

Sunday, 21 Aug 2005 | Views [615]

We are now in the southern state of Chiapas. In the state capital, Tuxtla, we visted the superb open zoo which has all the species that live in Chiapas, the most biologically diverse state in Mexico. Highlights were the jaguars and pumas, floppy-nosed ... Read more >

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The Sierra Norte and the Pacific Coast

Friday, 12 Aug 2005 | Views [1075]

As mentioned in the last entry, we enjoyed our time in the Sierra Norte so much we went back for more. This time we walked between the villages which took us in some very remote parts of the mountains. Even though the routes are the traditional pathways ... Read more >

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Oaxaca and the Sierra Norte

Tuesday, 2 Aug 2005 | Views [876]

We are now in Oaxaca (pronounced O  wack  ah) a wonderful colonial town about six hours from Mexico City. For the first time in Mexico we have arrived in tourist land, there are hundreds of tourists, mainly from Europe, wandering around clutching their ... Read more >

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Mexico City

Monday, 25 Jul 2005 | Views [736]

We are in the megacity of Mexico City: twenty million people and growing every day. This was the heart of the Aztec empire overthrown by the Spanish conquistadors. It is busy and noisy but not as crowded and smoggy as we had expected. Giant murals by ... Read more >

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Colonial Mexico

Thursday, 14 Jul 2005 | Views [557]

Over the last week weve been travelling between the towns founded by the Spanish, nearly all based where the silver mines were. They all have some beautiful buildings built in the Spanish style, usually centered around plant and flower filled courtyards.... Read more >

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Northern Mexico

Thursday, 7 Jul 2005 | Views [1087]

At the beginning of last week we crossed the border into Mexico, at Tijuana, and then spent a couple of days on the coast of the Baha Peninsula, sampling Mexican food and trying out our Spanish. We then headed down the Pacific coast, staying at Guaymas ... Read more >

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