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Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel
North stairway at Chichen Itza on a normal day, with serpent heads at base

Worship of a feathered serpent deity may have begun as early as 200 B.C. at Teotihuacan near present day Mexico City, but it reached its pinnacle at Chichen Itza, the Mayan cultural...

Well rested from my previous three days at the amazing Hacienda Xcanatun Resort, I set off with renewed vigor to discover more of the northern Yucatan. As with so many of...

Stone mask of Chac at Uxmal Mayan ruins in Mexico

The demonic eyes in the stone mask stopped me in my tracks. This was Chac, the Mayan rain god, the most important deity in a land where the only source of...

I pressed my nose to the bus window as we rolled into Merida, one of the places in Mexico that I had yearned to see for years. My brow furrowed in...

I hopped in a taxi at the bus station and asked the driver to take me to the Zocalo. “Perdon?” he replied.  Thinking he hadn’t heard me I repeated my request,...

Somehow the man in the Chihuahua park knew I was easy prey. From a distance he slouched against a hand cart and looked me over. His first pass was casual, just...

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