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Traveling Through Modern Day Maya

Posted: Oct. 2nd, 2012  |  By Michael Pearse
Mayan Ladies Serving Lunch
Photo Courtesy Barbara Barton Sloane
Despite droves of merchants littering the landscape at the ancient Mayan site of Chichen Itza, just west of Cancun, the site is still home to one of the most iconic pyramids in the world. This piece covers Barbara Barton Sloaneā€™s travels through the Yucatan Peninsula and some of the surprises it has for adventurous travelers.

Cancun is situated on the southeast coast of Mexico in the state of Quintana Roo on the Yucatan Peninsula. The place is known for its white, powdery sand beaches and turquoise crystal clear waters, but it also has a rich Mayan heritage.

Chichen Itza is a UNESCO World Heritage site whose main draw is the 72 feet high Pyramid of Kukulkan, but also boasts wonderful tourism infrastructure.


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