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The Maya Sites – Hidden Treasures of the Rain Forest

What I missed in all my travels through the world of the Maya was a book that concisely explained 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.   Because … Continue reading The Maya Sites – Hidden Treasures of the Rain Forest

Getting around Chiapas – Palenque, Bonampak, Yaxchilan

The Exotic Route – Gulf Coast and Chiapas I call this second part of the travel “the exotic route” because from here on we are leaving the main tourist areas. Except of Edzna, our first destination, all sites belong to the pre-classic area of the ancient Maya civilization. The age of the buildings that you … Continue reading Getting around Chiapas – Palenque, Bonampak, Yaxchilan

Yaxchilan – Riverside of the Rio Usumacinta

Yaxchilan is a Maya site in Chiapas in the south of Mexico, located directly at the south bank of the Rio Usumacinta, that is todays natural frontier  between Guatemala and Mexico. The known history shows that Yaxchilan was settled from 359 AC  to ~800 AC. A range from the pre-classic to the classic period. There have been … Continue reading Yaxchilan – Riverside of the Rio Usumacinta

Palenque – Misty and Mystic

High temperatures and humidity will accompany you when you go for a visit of the ancient Maya town Palenque. The ruins of this town were  covered by jungle for more than 1000 years. When the archaeologist Stephens visited Palenque in 1841 he had to cut a path through the jungle. Today it’s quite simple to get there. The city … Continue reading Palenque – Misty and Mystic