Saturday, December 29, 2012

Christmas in Moss!

Well after a week and a wonderful Christmas in Moss with Jeanette's family we are back in Oslo! Though of course not what I am used to... Norwegian Christmases are really quite lovely with tons of wonderful food, pastries, cakes and the like. I even enjoyed the weather despite the fact that I despise winter... I even made a snowman, but I guess I did not do that good  a job since everyone kept saying it looked like my snowman had a stroke! Anyway since we had quite a bit of free time I had plenty opportunities to go outside and take some photos... here are the results! Happy new year!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Happy 14th Baktun everyone!

Well its the 12/21/2012 and we are all still here! This entire "Mayan apocalypse thing" has been crazy annoying but at least through all this silliness more people than ever have been made aware of this great civilization. This being said, its important to keep in mind that the Maya are not gone. There are literally MILLIONS of Maya spread out through Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras and El Salvador. The five past five centuries have not been particularly kind to the Maya but Mayan cultures are still thriving (yes plural, there are several) and the Mayan language in the form of its 30 (approximately) contemporary dialects comprise the second most spoken indigenous language in the Americas.

Exploring archaeological sites in Meso-America has for as long as I can remember been one of my very favourite things. Some of my earliest memories are of travelling with my father to sites such as Coba and Uxmal. I have been fortunate enough to visit approximately 100 different sites in Meso-America... the great majority of which being in the Maya Area.

Anyway, I have here posted my photos of 70 different Maya Archaeological sites (four of each). I Hope you enjoy the photos and that maybe they will peek your interest in learning about Mayan archaeology past Chichen Itza

* For some reason the meta-data on the photos seems to have gotten messed up, but if you have any question about any of the sites give me a shout @carlosrosado

Friday, December 14, 2012


Well I am back from Mexico and the winter has not hesitated to receive me. The temperatures have indeed been quite cold this year; even by Nordic standards and especially when you consider how mild our last winter was. Alas, it is winter and no amount of complaining will change that. As I am incredibly uncoordinated skiing is not exactly an option for me during this most dreary of seasons, but this is not to say that winter is not without any perks. It is of-course fun to go out and snap photos of the wintery wonderland... however I find the lack of birds and wildlife characteristic of the season as a bit unnerving. In any case Sognsvann (which I have posted photos of many many times on this blog) is indeed quite pleasant this time of year, as it always tends to be. Here are a few photos! Now... I will get back to troll the web for cheap flights to Turkey, Croatia or Spain =)