I had so much fun making the photo dump for Tikal that I decided to share with you some photos from our visit to Cahal Pech.
Cahal Pech is a Mayan historic site located just outside of San Ignacio, Belize. It’s within walking distance of town, so it’s super accessible if you’re staying in San Ignacio or visiting for the day. You can learn more about getting around San Ignacio in my destination guide.
Cahal Pech is one of the oldest Mayan sites in Western Belize. The name “Cahal Pech” means “Place of the Ticks” in the Yucatec Maya language. The historic site was the home of a wealthy Mayan family, although it is believed to have been inhabited continuously from 1200 BCE to the Classic period. There is a museum on-site where tourists can learn about the history of Cahal Pech before exploring the ruins independently.
-The Globetrotting Scientist
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I have to say, I genuinely enjoyed the first (and only) season of the Fox show, Ghosted. The concept was really cool: a sit-com style show with supernatural/sci-fi elements. The casting was good and the concept was unique, unfortunately, the writing left something to be desired. There were some story lines that felt as though they were not resolved, but hastily balled up and shoved in a drawer, leaving the reader asking questions. These unresolved questions didn’t feel like cliffhangers, but as though the conclusion was scribbled out at the last minute.
All-in-all, I can’t say I’m surprised the show was canceled. I’m disappointed, as I certainly would have watched a second season, if for nothing else to see if they resolved some of my unanswered questions. Perhaps it will be picked up again by a different team of writers, only time will tell.
Have you seen Ghosted? What did you think? Would you recommend it? I am being to hard on the writing team? Give it a watch and let me know what you think! Season 1 is streaming on Hulu.
I was ready for it. I was armed with an address and a name. I planned for it. I got up early for it. I was ready for the best ice cream in Malmö.
In August, I spent an unfortunately brief 48 hours in Malmö. Upon the recommendation of local travel blogger, Ebba of Ev_adventures, I went in search of the best ice cream in Malmö. She suggested Köld, which has a shop in a mall, but when I was in Malmö, they also had a pop-up shop near the annual Malmö festival. Ebba recommended we check out the pop-up shop while it was open.
On our last morning in Malmö, we got up, ate breakfast, and headed out for ice cream. It was a little on the chilly side for a cold treat, but we couldn’t miss the best ice cream in Malmö. We walked about 20 minutes from our Airbnb to the cute primarily pedestrian street, Södra Förstadsgatan. When we arrived at Köld, it was closed, and the sign said they wouldn’t open until 12pm. It was 11am at the time. We debated giving up or waiting but decided that the best ice cream in Malmö was worth it. We walked a bit further to Triangeltorget, where there’s a fountain, a hot dog stand, and a couple of swings. We grabbed a swing and hung out for an hour, just relaxing.
At 11:57 we walked back to the pop-up shop. It was dark and totally empty. A sign on the door said that they would close when the weather is bad, and we were afraid the breezy day was chilly enough to close the shop. At 11:59 a young woman showed up and unlocked the shop. Yes! My husband chatted with her in Swedish while I stood by stupidly (I don’t speak Swedish). He later told me he asked her what her favorite flavor was, and she said the salted licorice. She opened up the ice cream case and it was apparent something was wrong. Aside from the subtle lack of a tell-tale hum of a freezer, the ice cream all looked like soup! Apparently, the freezer had been left off overnight, and the ice cream was ruined.
Defeated, we left the shop and headed back to our Airbnb. I guess the best ice cream in Malmö will just have to wait until next time!
Please enjoy the first of many photos from my recent travels in Europe. The photo above was taken in Malmö, Sweden last month. I can’t wait to share with you a post about our adventures in Malmö trying to find ice cream; hopefully I will share that within the week. Follow me here to see it first!
This is your reminder to breathe. Deep breath in….long exhale. Perfect. Every day there is a sunset, it’s up to you to go outside and enjoy it. Have a relaxing day.
Fresh Off the Boat is a family comedy based on the book of the same title by Eddie Huang. The show centers around the Huang family as they move from DC to Orlando. While the first episode loosely follows Huang’s memoir, the rest of the show is fictional. The show is light-hearted, but still manages to address some of the real issues the Huangs faced as Asian-Americans in a largely Caucasian neighborhood of Orlando.
Seasons 1-4 are available for streaming on Hulu.
In case you needed a little motivation!
I’m celebrating this Throwback Thursday by reflecting on my August 2014 visit to Toronto, Ontario. The CN Tower is a classic part of the Toronto skyline, as the 9th tallest tower in the world, and tallest free-standing structure in the Western Hemisphere.
Today, July 31st would have been inventor Stephanie Kwolek’s 95th birthday. Kwolek was a chemist at DuPont, where she invented Kevlar, the first synthetic material of exceptional strength, which is used in bullet-proof vests. She has won multiple awards and is featured in the National Inventor’s Hall of Fame.