Tag Archives: Yucatan

The Sunday Traveler ~ Dzibilchaltun

In Yucatán there are words and names of places that do not roll easily off the tongue. Dzibilchaltun is one of them. A Maya archeological site of ruins about ten miles north of Merida, the state capital. The main structure, … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Walls of Ek Balam

  The entrance walls to Ek Balam, ancient Mayan ruins in Yucatan. What do these walls reveal about the peoples that lived here? I’ve never felt such a pull as here. It was good that we could touch these walls, … Continue reading

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Sunday Quick Shot in Valladolid, Mexico

Sitting in the central plaza in Valladolid, Mexico; in Yucatan. 

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Sunday Evening Chronicle: Ek Balam, Yucatan

Thanks to our Cancun hotel concierge, who was helping us arrange for a driver to go into Yucatan’s Valladolid, we ended up also working in a side trip to Ek Balam for the day. The Mayan ruins of Ek Balam … Continue reading

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C is for…

…Chacmool A pre-Columbian sculpture always shown in this reclining position with its head turned, having a bowl on its abdomen. The figures were first noted in the 9th century AD in the valley of Mexico and the Yucatan Peninsula. The … Continue reading

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The Sunday Chronicle: Convento Sisal in Valladolid, Mexico

We were introduced to the Convento Sisal, the former convent of San Bernardino de Siena, located in the Sisal neighborhood of Valladolid, by a driver we hired for the day out of Cancun.  We have found that this is the … Continue reading

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The Sunday Chronicle: Valladolid, Mexico

  Valladolid, in Yucatan; a city built by the Spaniards, atop a pre-existing Maya city using the stone from the dismantled buildings that had been erected by the Maya (the Maya tried to revolt a year later but were put down … Continue reading

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A Little Saturday Joy

A little girl skipping down the street in Valladolid, Mexico, in Yucatan. When was the last time you skipped down the street with a smile on your face like this? I think adults should try skipping to bring back a little joy … Continue reading

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The Sunday Chronicle: Mexico, Parts Unknown

We settled into our seats on the plane, let out deep sighs, letting go of our everyday. And we headed into Mexico, to parts unknown to us. We’d never traveled into the most southern region, the land of the Maya. Our … Continue reading

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