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Mayan archeology and culture are my passion and I've visited over 20 sites so far. My career path has encompassed being a professional dancer and arts manager, and I was a free-lance tour guide while I lived in Washington, DC. In 2009 I spent 3 months in Mexico, studying Spanish for a month in Cuernavaca, Mexico at CETLALIC and volunteering for 3 weeks at the ecolodge in the Mayan Indian village of Ek Balam in Yucatan state.

  • Hometown

    Seattle, Washington, USA

  • Work published


  • Travel philosophy

    A nation's culture - history, art, food and lifestyle - must be experienced to really know its people.

  • Bizarre experience

    watching a hog being slaughtered in Austria, then eating it.

  • Advice

    Spend your mornings visiting attractions, spend your afternoons sitting somewhere you can observe daily life, spend your evenings as you like.

  • Dream destination

    Macchu Pichu and Angkor Wat

  • Traveled before

    Europe, Costa Rica, Mexico, St. Barts, United States

  • Going next

    Mayan ruins: Palenque, Mexico; Guatemala: Tikal; Belize: Pilar, El Caracol

George Nunes's Guide Book Entries


  • Getting To and Away from Acapulco

    Feb 28, 2011 - Acapulco, Mexico

    AIRPORT: General Juan N. Álvarez Acapulco International Airport (ACA). Twenty-eight kilometers (17.4 mi) southeast of central Acapulco, connected by the Boulevard ......

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  • Merida - Luggage Storage

    Mar 29, 2010 - Merida, Mexico

    Luggage Storage: On side of TAME bus station facing CAME on Calle 70, between Calles 69 and 71. Hours: 6:00 ......

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  • Merida - Gas Station

    Mar 29, 2010 - Merida, Mexico

    Gas Station: Pemex stations located throughout the city, including in the Historic Center at Calle 59, No. 519, between Calles ......

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  • Hotel Rosas and Xocolate

    Mar 15, 2010 - Merida, Mexico

    With the November 2009 opening of Hotel Rosas and Xocolate, super-deluxe, state of the art accommodations arrived in Merida. Seventeen ......

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  • Hotel Hacienda Merida

    Mar 15, 2010 - Merida, Mexico

    Understated luxury describes the atmosphere when you walk into the lobby of Hotel Hacienda Merida, selected in 2008 as one ......

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  • Hotel Casa del Balam

    Mar 15, 2010 - Merida, Mexico

    A stay at Hotel Casa del Balam brings the visitor face to face with an important Yucatan family: the hotel ......

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  • Trotter’s

    Mar 15, 2010 - Merida, Mexico

    After revitalizing his family’s first Mérida restaurant, Pancho’s, chef Paul Trotter conceived his own fine dining establishment, Trotter’s, which opened ......

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  • La Casa de Frida

    Mar 15, 2010 - Merida, Mexico

    Gabriela Praget, a well-known chef, is the brilliant mind behind La Casa de Frida. This restaurant is a pillar of ......

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  • Pancho’s

    Mar 15, 2010 - Merida, Mexico

    Don’t be scared away from this good restaurant, although you might be after seeing the waiters’ costumes, the t-shirts for ......

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  • Viajes Zaci

    Nov 15, 2009 - Valladolid, Mexico

    A full-service travel agency, Viajes Zaci can arrange day or overnight trips to Yucatan locations, with a base cost averaging ......

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  • Viajes Valladolid

    Nov 15, 2009 - Valladolid, Mexico

    Contact them in advance with your plans or ask for their suggestions, and Viajes Valladolid will send you a proposed ......

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  • Shopping in Merida

    Mar 29, 2010 - Merida, Mexico

    Hammocks, panama hats, men’s guayabera shirts, and women’s huipiles – the native blouse beautifully embroidered around the shoulders, are the ......

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  • Laundry Services in Merida

    Mar 26, 2010 - Merida, Mexico

    Lavanderia Industrial (Aquaclean). Calle 59 #527, between Calles 62 and 64. Tel: +52 (999) 928-8866. Laundry and dry cleaning Lavanderia La ......

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  • Money and ATM's in Merida

    Mar 26, 2010 - Merida, Mexico

    Banks: Many branches and ATMs. Banamex and Santander at corner of Calles 58 and 59, Historic Center. Hours: Monday to ......

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