Tag Archives: Yucatan

The Sunday Traveler~Merida’s City Scene

Downtown Merida is a happening place, and the usual Mexican main plaza in the middle of a town holds true to form here too. The cathedral in a Mexican town is almost always at the main plaza or in very … Continue reading

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The Sunday Traveler~Since It’s Sunday

Since it’s Sunday, and since it’s serendipitously the start of a new year, and holiday of sorts, I felt it right to set off on the right foot here on my blog. On my recent trip to Merida, I was … Continue reading

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The Sunday Traveler~Merida

The Sunday Traveler visited Merida in late September this year, a first for me in this part of Mexico, Yucatán. Merida is so much more than I had anticipated; the capital of the state of Yucatán, with a population of … Continue reading

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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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