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My favourite ruins in Central America

My favourite ruins in Central America

The Mayan/Inca/Aztecan civilisations were so great that their traces are still within Central and South American communities. Small villages retain ancient traditions, clothing, medicine and languages.  Before starting my trip I had very little knowledge about all this and all I could think about when I heard the word “Maya” was the 2012 apocalypse. I did some research and found a lot about Chichén Itzá (Messico), Tikal (Guatemala) and Copán (Honduras) with a few references to Tulum (Messico) due to…

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Best archaelogical sites in Yucatan and more [PART 2]

Best archaelogical sites in Yucatan and more [PART 2]

If you read PART 1 http://onemoreday.blog/?p=681 you already know how much Ek Balam and Uxmal can be unforgettable. In this article you’ll find out about a major Mayan city in the state of Chiapas, Mexico. But that’s not all… together with one of the most famous sites, you’ll discover two smaller sites which are very unpopular and a lot cheaper than the mainstream ones. Palenque Deep in the jungle of Chiapas, a few km outside Palenque you can visit the…

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Best archaeological sites in Yucatan and more [PART 1]

Best archaeological sites in Yucatan and more [PART 1]

The Mayans started constructing cities over 4000 years ago. Their knowledge on maths, astronomy, engineering and art still amazes nowadays experts and part of their language is yet to be translated. Expanding through Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador and Belize, these populations were thriving and left a whole world for us to explore. Over 1 million visitors enter Chichén Itzá (Mexico) every year and the numbers are growing (see my latest blog post on Chichén Itzá http://onemoreday.blog/?p=662). Other popular sites…

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