Tag Archives: Yucatan

Last Days in Merida, Mexico

My last week in Mexico came faster than I expected.  We had a few more students at the institute but because of our differing schedules, it felt as if I had the whole school to myself.  With Chris leaving to … Continue reading

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What Can I Get for $1 in Mexico?

There is a lot I can get for $1 USD in Mexico but not everything in this country is cheap.   My first 100 pesos (~$8 USD) went to a telephone card at the Cancun airport.  Telmex, which has a complete … Continue reading

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The Day of the Dead

I was fortunate to be in Puebla 6 years ago on El Dia de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead), to learn about the rituals and traditions of this important day of remembrance.  The people in Puebla set up … Continue reading

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Perfect Yucatecan Day: Part III (Cenote)

So far my day trip out of Merida was going swimmingly well.  The Bennett family and I started our day with ridiculously good tacos at Wayan’e, which I liked so much that I had an entire post about them.  And … Continue reading

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Perfect Yucatecan Day: Part II (Acanceh and Mayapan)

It is believed that Mayapan was one of the most important Mayan cities, along with Chitzen-Itza and Uxmal.  With ~4,000 structures making up Mayapan, it’s as large as Chitzen-Itza but without Uxmal’s UNESCO World Heritage designation or Chitzen-Itza’s fame as … Continue reading

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Mérida on Sunday

I used to dislike Sundays, especially Sunday nights when I thought about going to work the next day.  But as my brother said to me when we were traveling together earlier this year, now everyday is like the first day … Continue reading

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Chitzen-Itza

Chitzen-Itza is the best known Mayan ruins in Mesoamerica and is now one of the “New Seven Wonders of the World” list.  Some say it’s ironic for Chitzen-Itza to have such fame as the symbol of Mayan civilization since there … Continue reading

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