Suppose you had a jones to retire in Mexico, wanted to do so in a city that had lots of things to do, but the idea of a city the size of Mexico City was just way too intimidating. Where would you go?Continue reading “Merida”
First things first. What’s an Uxmal?Continue reading “How to Pronounce Uxmal”
The name isn’t all that flattering, but the town, what we saw of it, was quite pleasant.Continue reading “Campeche”
They call him El Gato.
Was it because of cat-like reflexes, or the ability to burgle rooms in high and seemingly inaccessible places? There were a few where we were going.Continue reading “Palenque”
Heavy bombardment softened the defenses. At 8 AM, the bombardment stopped and the infantry attack began. By 9 AM the battle was won, and the American flag flew over Mexico City.Continue reading “Invasion Central”
Once upon a time, long ago, a farmer stood in a field of maize and thought upon his tribe’s history, and wondered what might be yet to come.Continue reading “The Guy With The Big Head”
It’s a misnomer. When I looked down I definitely saw them, covering my lower legs, munching away.Continue reading “Casa de No-See-Ums”
Have you ever seen a beautiful piece of pottery, thought “that would look great on my mantel”, then counted yourself fortunate you weren’t holding it when you saw the price? Fainting is not a strong strategy when carrying a pricey breakable.
There’s a reason these pieces are so expensive.Continue reading “The Secrets of High End Pottery”
It’s a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside a pyramid.Continue reading “Teotihuacan”
Um, Toto, I don’t think we’re in Tenochtitlan anymore…
And neither are the Aztecs. That’s so 1521. Cortés, a bunch of pissed off Aztec enemies, and smallpox did their dirty work. 500 years later, things look a tad different on what was once Lake Texcoco.Continue reading “Mexico City Circuit”