Tag Archives: Yucatan
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
Sitting in the central plaza in Valladolid, Mexico; in 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
…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
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
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
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