Tag: Archaeology

A Disappointing Day at the Grand Chichen Itza
Mexico

A Disappointing Day at the Grand Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza, studied it, read about it, taught it to my 9th graders for two years. I take no great joy in saying it was the most disappointing of all of our visits to Mayan ruins. Sure the pyramid is impressive, but the site is grossly over-hyped. The hype is […]

Tulum’s Temple of the Wind
Mexico, Photo Highlight

Tulum’s Temple of the Wind

1200 AD, the Crusades are just getting started in Europe. Death and destruction is everywhere, and the plague is a few centuries into the future. What’s happening in Mexico during this time? Oh not much, just the end of the classical period in Mayan history. The Mayans are building the […]

The Solitary Beauty of Muyil
Mexico

The Solitary Beauty of Muyil

Spectacular Mayan ruins, the sounds of nature in its full grandeur, the deepest of blues and the greenest of greens. Would you like to experience these sensations in one place? If the answer is yes, then all you have to do is venture just 10 miles south of Tulum. There you […]

Tulum Ruins: How to Have an Awesome Visit
Mexico

Tulum Ruins: How to Have an Awesome Visit

  The Tulum Ruins They’re amazing, and definitely worth the visit. The Tulum ruins are second in number of visits only to the ruins outside of Teotihuacan, Mexico. Hoards of tourists from Cancun and Playa del Carmen descend on the archaeological ruins in Tulum every day. By noon the site […]

Why it’s Time to go Back to Greece
Europe Travel, Greece

Why it’s Time to go Back to Greece

Every time I look at the photo above I long to visit Greece again. It’s not just the awe-inspiring scenery, amazing food, or ancient history. It’s the way of life. Slow, calm, relaxed, and beautiful. Yes, Greece is going through some tough economic times right now, but that shouldn’t stop anyone from […]

Don’t Let the Temple of Bel Die
History & Archaeology

Don’t Let the Temple of Bel Die

I don’t often comment on politics or current events, but I feel compelled to write about the senseless and sickening destruction of one of Syria’s greatest treasures, the Temple of Bel in Palmyra, which was a UNESCO world heritage site. I am deeply saddened and troubled by this ATTEMPT to […]