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Merida has so many must-see historical sites in the city. The rich history of this Yucatan capital city has something for everyone.
On a recent trip to Uxmal, a favored ruin in the Yucatan, we fell upon one of those surprises, the Eco Chocolate Museum.
Kings Day, or El Dia de los Tres Reyes, is the conclusion of the 12 days of Christmas and celebrates the journey of the 3 wise men finding the baby Jesus.
There are many Mexican traditions for New Years Eve, and many have been shared here on the Local Scoop. One favorite tradition is to eat twelve grapes at midnight on 31st December, making a wish on each grape.
But the most fun tradition is the yellow or red underwear tradition. Yes you read that correctly. If you wear yellow underwear you will have financial success in 2016
The Posada of Mexico is a tradition brought from the Spanish that runs from December 16 - 24th. Though rooted in religion, many people are attracted to this tradition purely for community.
This 16th century Cathedral located in Merida’s Historical District holds cultural and historical secrets within its walls.
Find some basic phases and words in Maya. This short description shows how the Maya spell and pronounce their ancient language.
Palenque has been described as the New York City of the Mayan ruins and I am inclined to agree. With its dramatic rain forest backdrop and such structures as the Aqueduct, the Palace and Pakal’s Tomb it is arguably the most impressive site. I visited Palenque on an overcast July morning which turned out to be a most fortuitous day weather-wise. While the clouds kept the sun from beating me all day, the mist hanging in the early air added to the mysterious feel of the ruins. Howler monkeys sounding off in the distance were almost eerie. Palenque is an amazing place to add to your “bucket list.”
Blessing ceremony of the Maya for cenotes in Quintana Roo, Mexico