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The Maya People and the prophecies

by: Carlos Quintana Everybody has something to say about today, so it was my intention to write another version about December 21st, the calendar, winter solstice, its prophecies and doomsday. I guess I am not up to it today too … Continue reading

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Book Review: Plants of the Mayan World

Traditional Remedies, Food & Art is a treasure trove of colorful photos and valuable information about regional plants. by Tere Carpinelli PLAYA DEL CARMEN – Svetlana Aleksandroff’s grassroots-funded book, Plants of the Mayan World: Traditional Remedies, Food & Art, has … Continue reading

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The Story of Our Lady of Guadalupe

From: The Community of the Franciscans of the Renewal (based on the original account) December 9th, 1531, the feast of the Immaculate Conception. Juan Diego, a recent convert to the Catholic faith, was walking to attend the early morning Mass … Continue reading

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Maya Museum in Cancun

by Carlos Quintana After years of haggling for the resources to have a new  museum, with an investment of nearly 200 million pesos (+- 15,400 K.Dlls US) and almost six years in the making the Mayan Museum in Cancun was … Continue reading

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Day of the Dead

by La Voz de Mexico It sounds ominous to those of us from European backgrounds. Naturally we think of Halloween, the ancient Celtic festival which has come to represent the return of ghosts and goblins and a night of evil … Continue reading

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Live love at Bacalar

Fall in love with the beauty of this Quintana Roo location where the “sky arises” From Turismo Bacalar Those who have been to Bacalar assure to have fallen in love at first sight with this small Quintana Roo destination located … Continue reading

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Authentic salsa recipes

From mexicanrecipes.me The burnt salsa (salsa quemada) The roasted tomato Mexican salsa (Salsa Quemada) is characterized by a pleasant smoky or “burnt” taste because of the roasted tomatoes and chilies. It is used as a side to other dishes in … Continue reading

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Mexico parks explained

By Ron Mader When is a national park a national park and a biosphere reserve a biosphere reserve? There are some big difference among parks and reserves in Mexico, and it is important to review how Mexico classifies these protected … Continue reading

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History and Symbolism of México’s Flag

Día de la Bandera (“Flag Day”) is a national holiday in Mexico. Flag Day is celebrated every year on February 24 since its implementation in 1937. It was established by the President of Mexico, General Lázaro Cárdenas, before the monument to General Vicente Guerrero, first to pledge allegiance to the Mexican flag on March 12, 1821.
When the Pledge is recited, it is customary to salute the flag with the raised arm Bellamy Salute while speaking. When the flag is being paraded, the arm is held across the chest, palm parallel to the ground. (from: Wikipedia) Continue reading

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Nature reserves and protected areas

by http://www.cancun.travel (photos via: FootPrints) There is a plethora of beautiful nature reserves and protected areas you can visit near Cancun. You will get the opportunity to observe monkeys, flamingos, whale sharks, marine turtles, crocodiles and many more creatures in … Continue reading

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