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... using parks like this rather than as a place for the local winos to congregate.
As I was walking along a girl passed me wearing what was obviously a replica shirt of a Mexican football team. No big deal, except the sponsor's name emblazoned across her chest was 'bimbo'!' At first I wondered if this was like those Japanese T-shirts where they obviously look up words in an English dictionary and try to use them as slogans, but are usually totally ...
... 950 CE. The Maya dynasty expanded their dominion over their neighbors. This prominence did not last long, as the population dispersed around 1000 CE.
After the Spanish conquest of Yucatán (in which the Xiu allied with the Spanish), early colonial documents suggest that Uxmal was still an inhabited place of some importance into the 1550s. As the Spanish did not build a town here, Uxmal was soon after largely abandoned.
Some of the more noteworthy buildings include:
... near downtown, and see what "Noche Mexicana" was all about. It was the first time I had tried to navigate the public transportation system myself, and it was a complete successs!!!!!!!! Satisfaction! I jumped off the bus at our destination with so much adrenaline running through me! Woot! Noche Mexicana is every Saturday night. Merida blocks off a portion of Paseo Montejo for street vendors, food vendors a stage and an ...
... of Dzibilchal’tun. When we arrived at the local
sheriff’s office we were greeted by about eight children aging from 7-12, all
fairly hungry for some more proficient Spanish speaking and English teaching
than we could offer. On the first day we went in with the slightly optimistic
expectation of teaching them daily routine (we soon learnt our lesson and went
for far simpler nouns), which ultimately led to everyone being fairly confused
... lattice work and masks of the god Chaac. Chaac was the god of rain, greatly revered by the Maya here as the Uxmal area lacks of natural water supplies so it was necessary to collect water in chultunes, built in the ground. The Maya architecture here is considered matched only by that of Palenque in elegance and beauty. It was here that we learned how the locals and archaeologists named the buildings. With names like Pyramid ...