Ek Balam Archeological Site

Posted December 7, 2012 by & filed under Mexico.

I’ve become really adverse to the term “ruins”. I don’t use it, I don’t like it, it’s just so…ugly. When I visit an archaeological site I see beauty, incredible architecture that has survived for hundreds and sometimes thousands of years, not the destruction that the word “ruin” implies. The Kukulkán Pyramid at Chichén Itzá is… Read more »

Exploring the Maya Underworld

Posted October 2, 2012 by & filed under Mexico.

Modern rituals celebrate life: cocktails on the terrace, siesta beside the pool. Yet, back from the coastal glare of sunlight on beaches, dense forests guard portals to a limestone underworld: the Yucatan’s labyrinth of solution caves. Do you have what it takes to explore? Modern adventurers find an array of edgy options: hiking through steamy… Read more »

Kaxil Kiuic Biocultural Reserve

Posted September 27, 2012 by & filed under Mexico.

Located in the Bolonchen District of the Puuc region of Yucatan, Mexico, the Bio-Cultural reserve is a privately owned entity managed by Kaxil Kiuic, A.C. It consists of 4,000 acres of dry tropical forest and contains within it the ancient Maya center of Kiuic, Gathering Place in English, known by Stephens & Catherwoods Incidents of… Read more »