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Photo opp: La Danta pyramid in Guatemala

Photo opp: La Danta pyramid in Guatemala
... days to get back to civilization. But for this view, it’s worth it. La Danta is based in the pre-classic Mayan city of El Mirador in northern Guatemala – one of the least visited Mayan sites because of its sheer inaccessibility (Tikal, for example, is more accessible and has tourist infrastructure built around it – this has almost nothing, though it’s actually much larger and much more sophisticated than Tikal). La Danta, at 2.8 million cubic metres, is considered the largest pyramid in...
February 19th, 2010 | Vawn | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: El Dante, El Mirador, featuredarticle, Guatemala, La Danta

Best cultural festivals of 2010

Best cultural festivals of 2010
... the world (it’s all relative), here are a few of my picks for cultural festivals well worth checking out in the coming year, from Mongolia to Guatemala to Bhutan. Keep in mind, if you’re planning to visit any of these countries during a major festival, it might be hard to find accommodations, so you may want to book in advance. Also, many festivals don’t take place on the same date each year (if they follow a lunar calendar, for example), so always confirm the actual dates ahead of...
January 1st, 2010 | Vawn | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Bhutan, cultural festivals, Dipavali, Diwali, featuredarticle, festivals, Guatemala, India, Loy Krathong, Malaysia, Mongolia, Naadam, Nepal, Semana Santa, Singapore, Tangbi Mani, Thailand