Mexico’s Mayan Ruins: How to Decide What to See

So you only have a few days in Cancun? Or maybe Tulum? There are literally hundreds of archaeological sites in Mexico and you can't see them all, or can you? We spent six weeks traveling around the Yucatan, and still didn't see everything. However, we did get a pretty good feel for what to see, … Continue reading Mexico’s Mayan Ruins: How to Decide What to See

A Disappointing Day at the Grand Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza, studied it, read about it, taught it to my high school students for years. There's 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 probably one of the reasons for … Continue reading A Disappointing Day at the Grand Chichen Itza