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The Rituals of Voladores

The first time I saw it was at a park, on my way to the the Tulum Ruins gate, I thought there was some kind of festival going on. Five men in their full ethnic costume were on the pinnacle of a 30-m pole with extended rotating wooden planks in all four directions. These men […]

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Cenote Azul

Cenotes are unique to Mexico, especially in the Yucatan State. They are wells surrounded by rocks and most often they serve as the mouth of an underground river or a cave. They’re also good for snorkeling and diving. The freshwater is crystal clean that you can see the bottom / well bed even if it’s […]

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Snorkeling in Cozumel

Together with a fellow backpacker I met at Playa del Carmen, we bought a round-trip ferry ticket to Cozumel for 316 Mexican Pesos. The plan was to chill in one of the famed beaches there—and perhaps, go snorkeling at one of the island’s famous diving and snorkeling sites. The ferry ride was about 45 minutes […]

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Mexico – Playa del Carmen

I’ve been told. And I’ve been warned: “Cancun and Playa del Carmen are not your Mexico you would want to know,” a Mexican friend said. I went to PlayaCar, anyway. And she was right! I planned to stay there for three nights but I was turned off by the place. I cancelled my third night stay at The […]

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A Day in Valladolid

Valladolid is a very colonial city that has retained much of its Spanish characteristics. A leisurely stroll in the city center and on its narrow cobbled and concrete streets is an experience to enjoy. Though tagged as Yucatan State’s third largest city, this place is quiet and doesn’t have much traffic that would annoy pedestrians. […]

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Mexico – Tulum Ruins aka Tulum Ruinas

Less than 20 minutes by public transport from Sirenis Beach Hotel and Resort is the Tulum Ruins archaeological site that dates back to the days when the Mayans rule the state. This site is different from Chichen Itza and other ruins in the region for this one is strategically built by the coast overlooking the […]

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Eating Deer Meat in Mexico

We left Chichen Itza at around 3 in the afternoon—and everyone was hungry. Except me. I felt that the calories I had from my huge breakfast wasn’t burned yet. So, we stopped in a village 20 minutes away from Chichen Itza, on our way back to Tulum. We missed to see a beautiful cenote, the […]

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Chichen Itza Pyramid in Mexico

Chichen Itza was once the center of the Mayan universe. It’s an ancient city once occupied by brilliant Mayans who invented the calendar and were keen observers of the stars. They were amazing astronomers that they could predict solar and lunar eclipses by just looking / observing the movements of the stars in the dark […]

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Grand Sirenis Beach Resort Riviera Maya in Tulum

Our flight was 4 hours delayed at Toronto Pearson International Airport due to heavy snowfall. We all thought we’re gonna be told our flight would be cancelled. But the good thing was, it was just a snowfall and no sign of storm. But, still, it could pose danger to any flights leaving from the city. […]

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2010 Shanghai World Expo – The Americas

Canada and the USA are the giants in The Americas area. They’re the most queued pavilions. Obviously because they have economies that matter in the world. Surprisingly, The Carribbean, Americas and Africa zones are not as crowded as Europe and Asia zones. Reckon that, except USA and Canada, the rest of the countries are least […]

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