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Birds (and the occasional reptile) of the Sian Ka’an Biosphere

                                                                             

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Who owns the Maya (Part 5)

Plaque at the entrance to Uxmal informing us that in 1976, the government of the state of Yucatan gave these “installations” to the INAH (Instituto Nacional de Antropologia y Historia):

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Romancing the Maya: Uxmal and the American past

As soon as we entered the grounds of Uxmal, we stopped.  This first sight of the Pyramid of the Magician was so much more. . .well, magical than anything we had seen so far.  In fact, the best term to … Continue reading

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Mayaland

Tell me what you pay attention to, and I will tell you who you are. – Jose Ortega y Gasset Word of the day:  Mayaland. Now that I’ve read Matt’s post I realize that I’m echoing him in deciding that … Continue reading

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Incidents of Travel in Yucatan: From Jo Shaya

Welcome to the Incidents of Travel in Yucatan blog!  Let me tell you a bit about our project and my own reasons for making this journey to Mexico. Our group is travelling in the footsteps (or as close as we can … Continue reading

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Yucatan at last: from Jenna Hayward

Poor Mexico:  so far from God, so close to the United States. –Porfirio Diaz I’ve  been wanting to go to the Yucatan since 1999, when people from around the world gathered there (for the fabulous fireworks at Tulum? One of … Continue reading

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