Monthly Archives: December 2006

Chicken Decapitation and Other Pagan Rituals

My Anthropologic kick continued with me to San Cristobal de las Casas where a visit to a nearby indigenous village is a must-see. Several of us hired a guide for the day to introduce us to the unique world of … Continue reading

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An Unexpected Turn into Jungle Wonderland

Email sent on December 9, 2006 I left Merida for Palenque, a city located in the sultry interior jungle of the Yucatan.  My intent was to stay in the city of Palenque and visit the famous Palenque ruins, but as many of my journeys … Continue reading

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Hormigas in los Pantalones

If asked before my departure what the perils of traveling through Mexico would be I would have likely said: pick pocketing, highway robbery, extreme heat, travelers’ diarrhea, unclean toilets, cat calls, and the worst of all atrocities – bad coffee.  Never would I … Continue reading

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