Articles Written By: Jon Kelly

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The name Ceibal derives from the Ceiba, a tree endemic to the region and the national symbol of Guatemala. Ceibas were also considered sacred by the ancient Maya who believed that these enormous trees somehow connected the earth and sky.  

Coba – The Hidden Mayan Gem

It might be just 27 miles inland from the Yucatan Peninsula’s fabled east coast, but the ancient Mayan city of Coba goes largely unnoticed by the beach brigade.

Anthony Bourdain in Cuba

The sudden and tragic death of Anthony Bourdain earlier this year has had me watching pretty much the entire back catalogue of his eponymous Netflix show, ‘Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown’.