Articles tagged with: Mayan
Chichen Itza is in fact the first Heritage Site that Nicole and I visited together thanks to her parents, who organized a family trip down to Mexico for Christmas a few years back.
Perhaps one of the greatest Mayan sacred sites on the Yucatan peninsula, the fusion of Mayan and Toltec civilizations from the tenth to the fifteenth centuries certainly makes it the most important example of this union, found upon almost every inch of the monuments and artistry that comprise the grounds of Chichen Itza.
And even though climbing the Castillo …
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Every March Break, my parents drove us down to Florida for a week to …
During our visit to Chichen Itza, our guide Ivan – described to us by his employer as the Russian with the heart of a Mexican – shared with us his trick for getting the tour without having to pay for the tour.
Places like this Mexican ruin are extremely popular, and thus extremely busy.
This however can be turned to your advantage. Instead of arriving first thing in the morning to jump the crowds, try and get there when the first morning’s tours are beginning. Then you can move around the site …
Given the tendency of societies to build upon previous settlements, older cities have a great wealth of history and can reach much further in the past than we might even expect.
In Cancun for example we discovered this ruin dating from the pre-Columbian Maya civilization within the Hotel Zone, and in our case a close enough walk to the resort that we didn’t even need to take the bus.
This is in fact one of the larger ruins located on Cancun Island and is said to be a contemporary of the more …
Now that the blog is back up and running – who would have thought an upgrade could be so buggy ;) – I thought I’d drop a quick post, though we do promise to have some cruise posts for the upcoming week.
While reading through a backlog of blogs, Nic and I have been flipping around TV watching whatever catches our interest. CBC was airing a documentary on the 2012 Apocalypse, a subject I’ve been considering using for a LARP, and so clearly something I have …