What I missed in all my travels through the world of the Maya, was a book that concisely explains how and where the interesting Mayan ruins are located, how to get there, a short guide which otherwise was limited to the description of the Maya sites and lacked the overload of restaurant and hotel descriptions.
Ixchel was the goddess of fertility of the ancient Mayas. She was associated with several different attributes like the moon, water, child birth or the rain bow. She was one of several Jaguar Gods to which the ancient Mayas did worship to. An image of the Dresden Codex shows an old woman with claws instead … Continue reading Cozumel – Pilgrimage to Ixchel – San Gervasio
I bet that most inhabitants of Playa del Carmen haven’t a clue, that they live in a town, that was inhabited by ancient Mayas during the post-classical era. The amount of tourist who stay in Playa del Carmen during their vacation but never visit the small temple ruins of Xaman-Ha might be nearly 100%. I … Continue reading Xaman-Ha – The unknown temple ruins of Playa del Carmen – Riviera Maya
Tulum is a small but fast growing village 2 hours south of Cancun at the Riviera Maya on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. The main village with it’s 15000 inhabitants is about 2 km distant from the beach, where hotel beside hotel were build along the sea for nearly 7 km. Only few hundred meters … Continue reading Tulum – Mexico – Turquoise colored Sea and Temple Ruins