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Visiting the Mayan Ruins of Tulum and One of Riviera Maya’s Best Beaches

Visiting the Mayan Ruins of Tulum and One of Riviera Maya’s Best Beaches

I decided to return to the Mayan Ruins of Tulum during a recent trip to the Riviera Maya. Spending time in both Soliman Bay at Casa Corazon and also at Dreams Tulum, the Mayan Ruins of Tulum were so close. And this visit became my first to walk the site as a adventure travel photographer. […]

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Sunset Sunday – A Tulum Sunrise for the New Era in the Mayan World

Sunset Sunday – A Tulum Sunrise for the New Era in the Mayan World

The sun rose on December 21st; the world didn’t end.  Some feared the end with the “end” of the Mayan Calendar in 2012, but others welcomed it as a new era began.  So to celebrate, honor, and welcome this shift in time, I wanted to share a rare (for me) sunrise (instead of a sunset) […]

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Two Days at Tikal – The Mayan Ruins in the Jungle of Guatemala

Two Days at Tikal – The Mayan Ruins in the Jungle of Guatemala

Located in the jungles of Guatemala, the relatively remote Mayan Ruins of Tikal are impressive. I spent the better part of two days inside the grounds and still didn’t see everything. But from my time walking among the ruins I learned to further appreciate the Mayan Culture I’ve already grown to know from places like […]

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A Walk through the Mayan Ruins at Chichen Itza

A Walk through the Mayan Ruins at Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza, identified as one of the new seven wonders of the world, will continue to receive attention as the Mayan Calendar closes in on a new Baktun. Translated by many scholars to a December 21, 2012 date, the day represents a new era of time or as some believe the end of time. Whichever […]

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The Morning March to the Tikal Temple Sunrise

The Morning March to the Tikal Temple Sunrise

I used the light from my camera, peeled off 100 Quetzales and handed it over.  He told me, “cien por persona.” He must have thought we were together. We weren’t. She paid her hundred and he continued to collect from the six or eight other people joining us. It was too dark to get an […]

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Reading a Mayan Codex in Guatemala City

Reading a Mayan Codex in Guatemala City

I planned for a full day in Guatemala City. It was a day designed to visit many places, but my first stop was to visit a specific museum.  I wanted read a Mayan Codex. So before the visit to the central market  or the impressive main plaza of the capital city, I headed to the […]

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Take a Tour of Mayan Ball Courts

Take a Tour of Mayan Ball Courts

Scholars debate the rules and outcome of the Mayan ballgame. It’s one of the many Mayan mysteries that still exist today. But one thing we know for sure, a game was played and Mayan ball courts can be found at many of the ruin sites today. Plus, the tour guides love to talk about them […]

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Sunset Sunday – Sunset in Tikal, Guatemala

Sunset Sunday – Sunset in Tikal, Guatemala

 Walking through the Mayan ruins in the afternoon, after my morning tour, I needed to decide where to settle in to watch a sunset. At first I returned to the gran plaza and then debated a return to the lost world (Mundo Perdido) all in the quest to find the perfect sunset inside the Mayan […]

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