Tag Archives: Culture

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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Swinging Into the Yucatán

  September 12th, 2020 A week-long vacation in Mexico. How does that sound? We’ve transitioned from magic carpet to jungle vine with today’s post. We’re swinging into Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula to explore the local landscape. We’ll be here all week. Here’s J dropping from a rope into Cenote San Lorenzo Oxman near Valladolid, Mexico. We stopped here for a cool

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