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Travel Tuesday: Zaculeu

Here’s today’s offering, Zaculeu. The ruins at Zaculeu, capital of the Mam Mayans, are astoundingly impressive, even though a 1940s restoration effort obscured much of their magnificence. Zaculeu was both a religious center and a fortress. It was somewhat successful … Continue reading

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Travel Tuesday: Topoxte

Here’s today’s Mayan site, Topoxte. Topoxte stands out from the other pre-Columbian Mayan ruins in Guatemala: It’s located on five islands in Yaxha Lake. An important example of Mayans occupying islands, Topoxte was at its peak a couple of centuries … Continue reading

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Travel Tuesday: El Ceibal

This month, I’m showcasing what I plan to do next year, God willing and the creek doesn’t rise! Heading off to Guatemala to see some famous and not so famous Mayan ruins. Let’s start with little beauty, El Ceibal. Surrounded … Continue reading

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Travel Tuesday: Uxmal

Mayan regret’s Uxmal. Pronounced “oosh-mawl,” Uxmal was one of the greatest Maya cities. The city was built sometime during the 5th or 6th centuries A.D., but archaeological evidence suggests that the area had been inhabited as a farming center since … Continue reading

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Travel Tuesdays: Palenque, My Love

  This photo has always held a special place in my heart and soul.  This was over 11 years ago and my first time leaving the country. Yes, I know it was Mexico…….  Anyway, and going there really changed the … Continue reading

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