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During a recent visit to Playa del Carmen on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, we became fascinated by the Mayan Culture and their spiritual history. In addition to the dozens of ancient pyramid-temple ruins that are spread throughout the area, there are also numerous revered underworld caves to explore.
The Rio Secreto (riosecreto.com) was a highly recommended tour company that specializes in a…Continue
Posted on March 30, 2017 at 7:06am
On a recent visit to Mérida, the capital city of Yucatan State, we opted for a side trip to the Reserva de la Biosfera Ria Celestun (Celestun Biosphere Reserve).
This protected, coastal wetland reserve and wildlife refuge encompasses over 147,000 acres and showcases their hugh flocks of vibrant pink Caribbean flamingos (Phoenicopterus ruber). The flamingo nesting area was one thing, but pink was not the only…Continue
Posted on March 11, 2017 at 5:02pm
In pursuit of the holy grail of Yucatecan Mexican cuisine we selected the renowned “Los Dos” cooking school, created by the famous chef David Sterling, which is located in Merida, the capital of Yucatan state. We were not disappointed.
In the course of booking the class we developed a rapport with David and he proved to be a remarkable source of information about his beloved…Continue
Posted on January 25, 2017 at 1:56pm
Once upon a time, maybe only ten years ago, sending a postcard from Italy (for example) was a well thought out undertaking designed to share your experiences and to mischievously remind your friends and family that you were “here” and they were “there”.
It was a time-tested ritual that has unfortunately gone out of fashion due to the advances in technology.
Is that a good thing or a bad thing?
In the “Old Days” the postcard…Continue
Posted on January 7, 2017 at 3:00pm