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Beyond The Ordinary is a UK based tour operator specialising in travel in Cuba, Guatemala & the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico.

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Moncada Barracks | Cuba Holidays Beyond The Ordinary 15d

The Moncada Barracks are located in the eastern city of Santiago de Cuba and, for many people, are…

Cuba #building #history #museum #sightseeing

Ek Balam Beyond The Ordinary 23d

Despite its relative proximity to Cancun, Ek Balam receives very few visitors even though it is one…

Mexico #architecture #building #sightseeing #temple

Almolonga | Guatemala Holidays Beyond The Ordinary 36d

Located on the outskirts of Quetzaltenango, the otherwise unremarkable town of Almolonga has become…

Guatemala #food #roadtrip #sightseeing

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Museum of the Revolution Beyond The Ordinary 52d

One of the stand-out buildings in Old Havana, the grand Museum of the Revolution occupies what was…

Cuba #architecture #history #museum #sightseeing

Gran Museo Del Mundo Maya Beyond The Ordinary 59d

Perhaps the most surprising fact about the Gran Museo del Mundo Maya in Merida is that it took…

Mexico #city #museum #sightseeing

Ceibal Beyond The Ordinary 198d

The name Ceibal derives from the Ceiba, a tree endemic to the region and the national symbol of…

Guatemala #riverlake #sightseeing #tip

Cuba Hotels With a View -10 of the Best Beyond The Ordinary 228d

Even before Instagram, everyone loved a hotel with a view and there are a number of hotels in Cuba…

Cuba #accommodation #view

Castillo De San Felipe De Lara Beyond The Ordinary 258d

Castillo de San Felipe de Lara is a 17th century Spanish colonial fort, located at the head of a…

Guatemala #building #history #riverlake #sightseeing

Coba - the Hidden Mayan Gem Beyond The Ordinary 288d

It might be just 27 miles inland from the Yucatan Peninsula’s fabled east coast, but the Mayan city…

Mexico #history #sightseeing #temple #tip

Havana Club - Cuba's Favourite Tipple Beyond The Ordinary 304d

What comes to mind when you think of Cuba? Perhaps music & dancing in a basement bar with a fat…

Cuba #drinks

Yucatan Peninsula: Unesco World Heritage Sites Beyond The Ordinary 330d

UNESCO World Heritage sites are locations of global significance. As of 2018 there were 35 in…

Mexico #nature #sightseeing #tip

Anthony Bourdain in Cuba Beyond The Ordinary 364d

The death of Anthony Bourdain earlier this year has had me watching the entire back catalogue of…

Cuba #art #drinks #food #nightlife

Haciendas of the Yucatan Peninsula: Five of the Best Beyond The Ordinary 398d

The Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico is famous for its luxury, hacienda accommodation and, in my…

Mexico #accommodation #tip

Eastern Cuba: Where to Visit & for How Long? Beyond The Ordinary 406d

In a previous feature, I wrote about where to visit, and for how long, in western Cuba. This time,…

Cuba #roadtrip #sightseeing #tip

Guatemala Tour: Kites, Culture & Traditions Beyond The Ordinary 416d

Keen as we are to promote travel that ventures 'beyond the ordinary', this Guatemala tour - Kites,…

Guatemala #festival #riverlake #roadtrip #sightseeing

The Mennonites of Belize Beyond The Ordinary 423d

With origins in 16th Century Holland, and specifically the writings of Menno Simons, the Mennonites…

Belize #history

Cuba - a Little Light Reading Beyond The Ordinary 441d

When it comes to Cuba and literature there are no end of options to choose from. Here are just…

Cuba #tip

Cuba Travel & Holidays: 1995 - 2018 Beyond The Ordinary 462d

It is 23 years since my first trip to Cuba & while some aspects of travel & holidays to the island…

Cuba

Calakmul - a Brief Guide Beyond The Ordinary 484d

Located in the south of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, Calakmul was once just one of a number of…

Mexico #roadtrip #sightseeing #temple #tip