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We pulled up in our boat from the lagoon to the beach at Sian Ka’an. In a roped off area, flocks of terns were nesting. Their busy chatter filled the air. Our guide, Aldo, pointed to a pelican flying over … Continue reading
Tulum is the only archaeological site that I have visited where tourists walk around with bare feet. Here the beach is part of the archaeological zone; a swim is part of the tour.
An interpretive text from Tulum, the most heavily trafficked archaeological site that we visited, invites the tourist to imagine the first encounter between the Spanish and the ancient inhabitants of Tulum from two different perspectives. This encounter, it tells us, … Continue reading
How ruinous should a ruin be? As I visited Uxmal, I noticed the contrast between the ruins that Stephens described (and lived in) and those that I saw. The stones used to be a jumble, but today the monuments are … Continue reading
Up to this time our course had been before the wind. Our journey from Merida had again been a sort of triumphal procession. We had been passed from hacienda to hacienda, till we fell into the hospitable hands of Don … Continue reading
Stephens wrote about the treatment of Indians working on Haciendas like the one where we went to the spa: Early in the morning we were roused by loud bursts of music in the church. The cura was giving them the … Continue reading
Why travel in the footsteps of Stephens and Catherwood or anyone else, for that matter? I think footsteps add historical depth to a journey. They help us think about the space between the past and the present. Others have felt … Continue reading
March 29, 2010: The state of Yucatan buys Chichen Itza for 17.6 million U.S. dollars. http://www.americanegypt.com/feature/sold.htm