Category Archives: Architecture

Captivating Cobá

September 17th, 2020 Though not far from one another on the Yucatán Peninsula, Ek Balam and Cobá leave very different impressions. The angular perfection of Ek Balam stands in contrast to the aged and overgrown nature of Cobá. Ek Balam is more recent (700-1100 AD) while Cobá spans the entire Pre-Classic to Post-Classic range of Maya civilization, potentially inhabited for

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Mayan Mastery

September 14th, 2020 After yesterday’s stop in Tulum, we’re on our way inland to explore some of the major sites of Mayan civilization. Before we start climbing stairs tomorrow, I have a couple maps for context and some interesting facts about Mayan civilization. In this week’s posts, we’re focusing on the tip of the Yucatán Peninsula. Mayan civilization reached from

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Repost of the Day: Among the Lanes of Lukang

August 16th, 2020 We’re starting our time in Taiwan with a walk through a town called Lukang, near Taichung on Taiwan’s west coast. We spent a week in Taiwan in December, 2013. Overall, Taiwan was full of subtlety and quiet discoveries. The cityscapes felt dated (think 1970s) but in a sentimental way that reminded me of a simpler time. The

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