By far the best-looking hotel in Celestun is the Hotel Manglares. It is painted cheery colors and has enough palapa to assure you that you are somewhere tropical. The design is adorable and the whole property is well-laid-out, with two medium-sized hotel buildings, several cabana units, a pool (complete with swim-up bar) and a casual-but-classy looking restaurant – all stretched along the resort’s broad sandy beach. We are here by accident. The Hotel Manglares is on my “do not stay” […]
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The Mayan ruins of Kabah cover a vast, but mostly unexcavated, site only a dozen miles from the more well-known ruins of Uxmal. Both cities are Puuc (a late Mayan architectural style found) and there was a close relationship between the two, but there are distinct stylistic differences between them. Kabah also was in use for a shorter period, as it was largely constructed by the 9th century and abandoned by 13th. Despite the site’s proximity to Uxmal, relatively few […]
I found these guys practicing their roping technique on the beach just as the sun set in Celestun, Mexico. Mexico (although not necessarily the Yucatan) has a long tradition of riding and roping cattle. Indeed, the American cowboy is the direct descendent of the Spanish vaquero, by way of Mexico. All Yucatan posts
Plimoth Plantation in Massachusetts provides a chance to catch up with the settlers who came across on the Mayflower and later ships to establish a community here. We stopped to chat with a few of Plimoth’s residents: I am happy here. I was a printer in England, now I am a farmer. In England I couldn’t follow my religion and in Holland I couldn’t be an Englishman. Here I can be both an Englishman and true to God. There is […]
Some place just feel like you are stepping into the past. The Mayan Ruins of Muyil near Tulum, Mexico, is one of those places. Muyil is located with the Sian Ka’an Biological Reserve south of Tulum along Mexico’s Caribbean coast. A future post will provide information – and more realistic images — from this site.
Payson, Arizona, is a land of towering evergreens and mountain vistas. From here every road seems to lead down, down, and still farther down until you reach the edge of the Sonoran Desert where the towering pines are replaced by saguaro cactus along the way to Phoenix. It’s a great drive. All Arizona posts
The USA’s most famous highway, Route 66, ran almost 2,000 miles from Chicago to LA (just like in the Nat King Cole song). Nearly obliterated by the construction of the US interstate highway system in the 1950s, it remains in bits and pieces alongside major highways and veering off to pass through the nearly abandoned towns bypassed by the highway system. On our way down to Arizona earlier this month, we met up with the remains of Route 66 outside […]