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Who are the maya?

The Gift of Don Tiburcio de Catmis

The universe, according to the Maya, as is commonly discussed, is divided into four parts, with a central axis that unites the cosmic levels, the earth, and the underworld. The…

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“El Fifi” Grain Mill, 90 Years of Yucatecan Tradition

An activity that has its roots all the way back to the Stone Age, the milling of grains has always been a part of human life. Today this process is…

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Beyond the Traditional: Lovely Streets in Mérida

Mérida is defined by its beauty and its warmth. Visitors know that they will find a beautiful historic center and great architectural wealth in the city. Nonetheless, for many, discovering…

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Art

Utopia at SoHo Galleries

The way in which art and utopia interact is through the artists’ representations of utopia; creating great celebrations of life! Such utopian works may not provide all the answers to…

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Street Food Stands

Mexican food is, without a doubt, some of the most delicious anywhere, with such variety and a range of flavors that leaves just about everyone totally delighted. We can say…

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Culture, Shopping

Color and Sweetness from Texán de Palomeque

“What do I feel when I see all of this?” María asks while her eager eyes proudly observe the tablecloths, napkins, coasters, coin purses, and bags, among other handmade pieces…

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Face to Face, Maya Culture

Alternative Therapy with Shaman Hermano Maya

A few days ago I had the pleasure to meet Hermano (brother) Maya. As soon as he approached me at the bench where I was waiting, I felt that he…

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Art, Let's start with art, Uncategorized

General Cemetery: A Resting Place

A place where the historical footprint, the memoirs, the love, and the pain meet: that’s a cemetery. Let me tell you a little bit about the Cementerio General de la…

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Traditions, Travel in yucatan

Hoctún and its Colorful Cemetery

Once again it’s that time of the year when it’s all about cemeteries, the dead, and the now famous traditional Hanal Pixán celebrations in Yucatán. As a long time resident…

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Culture, Traditions

Festival de las Ánimas in Yucatán

As in years past, Mérida shows off the traditions and culture of the Yucatecan people during the traditional “Festival de las Ánimas” (Festival of Souls), dedicated to the memory of…

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Maya Culture

Learning Maya

About a year ago, the stars aligned for me. After having ventured deeply into the life of the Yucatecan Maya for work reasons, the opportunity to take lessons to learn…

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Ecology, Traditions

Who can tell us how much it will rain?

During the planning of your visit to Yucatán, you probably researched the weather to prepare adequately for your trip, and you may have realized that you are arriving during the…

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Traditions

Autumn Equinox

On September 21st and March 21st you can witness the incredible accuracy of Maya astronomy as it was integrated into their architecture, and share a moment in time with the ancient…

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Maya Culture, Who are the maya?

Complex Histories of Maya Yucatán

When visiting Yucatán, amplify your experience by considering the deep, winding history of the region. For nearly three millennia, humans have been writing history in the Peninsula, a story which…

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Maya Culture, Who are the maya?

The Importance of Mayapán

One of the characteristics that unites the diverse Mesoamerican cultures is the pantheon of gods within their worldview. Among the gods who created the cosmos, the terrestrial world, and the…

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Art, Culture

Palacio de la Música

Of all the art forms, music is the one that effortlessly brings people of all ages and backgrounds together. México has a richly woven cultural tapestry of music, and there…

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Beachy Treats

“Merengue, merengue…dulces y merengues” is a phrase you will often hear when you are at any of the beaches on the Yucatecan shore; whether Progreso, Chibxulub, Chelem, Telchac, or others….

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Art, Let's start with art

Contemporary Art with Maya Roots

Ricardo Can May, also known as “Richo Can” by his friends and peers in the artistic world, comes from Kimbilá, a small community of Izamal, a little less than three…

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Gastronomy, It's very yucatecan

Yucatecan Artisan Beer: Cheers!

In recent years, more and more beverage producers in Yucatán have branched into artisan beer production, joining brands from Tijuana, Aguascalientes, Guadalajara, and México City. We are, of course, a…

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Unusual Business Names in Yucatán

“El Tucho”, “La Original”, “Los Primos”, “La Guadalupana”…these are only some of the names you’ll find painted on the walls of convenience and hardware stores, food establishments, and boats, while…

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