Exploring Mexico, Belize & Guatemala in 2012 via Mobile Photos

Maya textiles
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Mobile photography is one of my favorite hobbies and therefore, whenever I travel I keep my iPhone very close. Actually, since last year, I’ve entirely quit carrying around a bulky camera and only rely on my iPhone for photographs. This is especially excellent since I’m not a pro photographer and I feel more comfortable taking mobile pictures.

If you are wondering about the benefits of ditching your camera in favor of your phone, for me they were pretty straight forward. I always have my phone with me, it’s great to catch spontaneous moments, a camera can be awkward and heavy – not to mention expensive to replace if lost or stolen, and I can instantly edit and share photos.

Summer Travel + Mobile Photography

This summer I got to spend a month away from Toronto while I went to Belize to spend time with family and friends. I also used this opportunity to visit the neighboring countries of Mexico and Guatemala since I love the food and culture of both countries.

I want to share with you my summer travel experience via a photo essay. The photos are sequenced in the order as described below.

I flew into Mexico via Cancun and spent a few nights in Playa Del Carmen before making my way to Belize. After being in Belize for a few days I decided to take a short trip to Flores, Peten. Flores is a picturesque little Guatemalan town located about two hours from the Belizean border, it was once an island but a land bridge was created to connect it to the mainland.

1. Mexico

Cancun Mexico
Cancun Mexico
Playa Del Carmen Mexico
Beach lounging in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
Mexican Tacos
Mexican Street food at its best!

2. Belize

A Barber Shop in Belize
A typical Barber Shop in Belize
Mennonites in Belize
Mennonite horse and buggy in San Ignacio, Cayo
Maya textiles
Beautiful Maya Textiles

3. Guatemala

Exotic Spices in Guatemala
Exotic spices can be found at every local market in Guatemala
Flores, Peten, Guatemala
The quirky town of Flores, Peten
Lake Peten in Guatemala
Lake Peten in Guatemala

I hope you enjoyed the photos. If you are interested in learning more about mobile photography, I recommend you follow my friend Jen Pollack Bianco’s blog My Life’s A Trip. She is truly talented and is one of the friendliest people you can find online.

P.S. Follow me on Instagram @lorenzogonzalez if you like tantalizing food photos and street photography!



Reader Interactions


  1. AllanBaxter says

    Excellent picture essay! The important thing is to share images with the world of places less travelled.

  2. mylifesatrip says

    So honored for the shout out, Lorenzo! It looks like you have your mastered your iPhone admirably. You have some wicked mobile photography skills.

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