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Visit the Golden Rock on Mount Kyaiktiyo

The Golden Rock on Mount Kyaiktiyo is one of the most divided attractions in Myanmar – people either love it or hate it. We didn’t like it at first… find out how it won us over!

Monte Alban Ruins via Oaxaca City Bus

Monte Alban is one of Mesoamerica’s largest megacities. Learn about the ruins and how to get there without a tour by a local bus from Oaxaca.

San Andres Xecul: Day Trip from Quetzaltenango (Xela)

San Andres Xecul is an easy and cheap day trip from Quetzaltenango (Xela), but should you visit? No! Take a look at our pictures and save yourself some time.

Mitla Ruins: Intricate Stone Mosaics

The Mitla Ruins are worth exploring even if you have explored dozens of other Mesoamerican ruins. They are noteworthy for their intricate stone patterns. Take a look inside.

Cempoala and La Antigua: Following Cortes’ Footprints

Cempoala and La Antigua are little-known but hugely important historical cities in Mexico – find out how they are linked with the Spanish Conquistador, Hernan Cortes.

Visit El Tajin Ruins: Easy Day Trip from Papantla

There’s not much to see & do in Papantla but it is worth a stop to visit El Tajin, a UNESCO World Heritage site in Mexico – find out how to get there & what to expect at this stunning… Continue Reading →

How to Get to Prambanan by Bus from Yogyakarta

Forget the tours & guides – read about the history & design of Indonesia’s biggest Hindu temple & find out how to get to Prambanan by local bus for as little as 25 cents!

How to get to Borobudur by Bus from Yogyakarta

Forget the tours & guides – read about the history & design of the world’s largest Buddhist temple & find out how to get to Borobudur by bus from Yogyakarta for as little as 25 cents!

Ubud Daytrip on Motorbike: Top Temples & Rice Terraces

Rent a motorbike & explore some of the best temples & rice terraces in Bali – find out where to go on the best Ubud Daytrip on 2 wheels!

Xochicalco Ruins: Crossroads of Mesoamerica

Xochicalco is a UNESCO World Heritage Site for good reason – learn about the history of the site & find out how to get there by bus from Cuernavaca.

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