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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.
Seattle, Washington, USA
A nation's culture - history, art, food and lifestyle - must be experienced to really know its people.
watching a hog being slaughtered in Austria, then eating it.
Spend your mornings visiting attractions, spend your afternoons sitting somewhere you can observe daily life, spend your evenings as you like.
Macchu Pichu and Angkor Wat
Europe, Costa Rica, Mexico, St. Barts, United States
Mayan ruins: Palenque, Mexico; Guatemala: Tikal; Belize: Pilar, El Caracol
AIRPORT: General Juan N. Álvarez Acapulco International Airport (ACA). Twenty-eight kilometers (17.4 mi) southeast of central Acapulco, connected by the Boulevard ......Read More
Luggage Storage: On side of TAME bus station facing CAME on Calle 70, between Calles 69 and 71. Hours: 6:00 ......Read More
Gas Station: Pemex stations located throughout the city, including in the Historic Center at Calle 59, No. 519, between Calles ......Read More
At the Uxmal Ruin complex, the big draws are the Magician's Pyramid, the Governor's Palace and the Nunnery Quadrangle. But ......Read More
To the Spanish this perfectly proportioned complex resembled a convent and so they called it a nunnery. Warriors might have ......Read More
The Governor’s Palace is majestic, a dwelling truly fit for kings. Completed in 987 AD it is the architectural opposite ......Read More
With the November 2009 opening of Hotel Rosas and Xocolate, super-deluxe, state of the art accommodations arrived in Merida. Seventeen ......Read More
Understated luxury describes the atmosphere when you walk into the lobby of Hotel Hacienda Merida, selected in 2008 as one ......Read More
A stay at Hotel Casa del Balam brings the visitor face to face with an important Yucatan family: the hotel ......Read More
After revitalizing his family’s first Mérida restaurant, Pancho’s, chef Paul Trotter conceived his own fine dining establishment, Trotter’s, which opened ......Read More
Gabriela Praget, a well-known chef, is the brilliant mind behind La Casa de Frida. This restaurant is a pillar of ......Read More
Don’t be scared away from this good restaurant, although you might be after seeing the waiters’ costumes, the t-shirts for ......Read More
If the kids are tired of looking at Mayan ruins and the Zócalo’s souvenir shops, take a bus or taxi ......Read More
No visit to Mérida is complete without a visit to the Museo Regional de Antropología, located on the Paseo de ......Read More
Created in the late 19th century, the Paseo de Montejo showcased the enormous wealth and European tastes of Yucatán’s henequen ......Read More
A full-service travel agency, Viajes Zaci can arrange day or overnight trips to Yucatan locations, with a base cost averaging ......Read More
Contact them in advance with your plans or ask for their suggestions, and Viajes Valladolid will send you a proposed ......Read More
Hammocks, panama hats, men’s guayabera shirts, and women’s huipiles – the native blouse beautifully embroidered around the shoulders, are the ......Read More
Lavanderia Industrial (Aquaclean). Calle 59 #527, between Calles 62 and 64. Tel: +52 (999) 928-8866. Laundry and dry cleaning Lavanderia La ......Read More
Banks: Many branches and ATMs. Banamex and Santander at corner of Calles 58 and 59, Historic Center. Hours: Monday to ......Read More
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