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.
Mayapan is a historic site of the Maya in the northwest of the Yucatan Peninsula. It is considered to be the last big Mayan town in the history of ancient Mayan civilization. Mayapan was actually the capital of the Maya in Yucatan for a period of about 200 years. The ruins are located about 40 … Continue reading Mayapan – last big town of the ancient Maya in Yucatan
Yaxha in mayan language means blue-green water. It is the Name of an ancient city of the Maya civilization in the low-lands of Guatemala. The site is located in the Guatemalan state Petén. It is just few miles from the border to Belize. The name is spoken like Yash-Ha. The ancient town was build near the Lake Yaxha. It is surrounded by a … Continue reading Yaxhá – Pyramids, Temples, a Lake and the Jungle
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
A legend that was put down in writing in 1566 tells us the story of Graf Berthold von Eberstein and Graf Albrecht von Zimmern, two german nobles. In the year 1134 Graf von Zimmern was hunting in the forests, where he had a horrifying encounter with a ghost. His hair color turned to white immediately!! Because of this event he promised … Continue reading Frauenalb – Ruins of a Nunnery – Baden-Wuerttemberg – Germany