Redicovering Chichén Itzá

Published Friday, december 15 2023
No. #432




If you look beyond the noise, the busloads of tourists, and the handcraft peddlers hawking Frida Kahlo blankets and Iron Man “Funkos,” Chichén Itzá is a true marvel. It is a terrible waste for thousands of people to arrive, have a glimpse at a tiny part of it, take a couple of pictures, and leave. In this edition, we’ll be trying to show you a little bit more about what you can find, not only in Chichén Itzá, but also in other aspects of Yucatán that we’re used to seeing from a single, trite perspective. Progreso, yes, but how about at night? Yucatecan music, great, but what about the people who play it? The ancient, mystical, ancestral Maya, but what do present-day Maya people do for a living? I truly hope you enjoy this edition; I can’t help but encourage you to check out the (longer) online version of whatever articles you find interesting. And don’t forget to drop us a line to tell you what you thought; we love hearing from our readers.

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