All results for region “Yucatán Peninsula”
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Cooking in the Yucatan: bright flavors and unique ingredients Karen Hursh Graber

One of the regions of Mexico most indelibly fixed in my mind is the Yucatan, probably because the sights, sounds, flavors and aromas are so sensual that they create truly visceral memories. When my hus... read more

Beyond spring break: Cancun has something for everyone Elisa Velazquez

Crystal clear waters that caress white sand beaches, wild spring break partying, Mexican food, Spanish petitions to clean your car for a quick peso… for the average American traveler these images com... read more

Ask an old gringo: Mexico City, Cancun and moving to Mexico Marvin West

Questions and answers about life in Mexico read more

The Books of Chilam Balam and the Trojan War of Yucatan Ronald A. Barnett ©

In writing of the Persian Wars, Herodotus, our earliest Greek historian of note, declared that his purpose in writing of the attempts by the Persian kings Darius and Xerxes to invade Greece was to ensu... read more

The Yucatan peninsula links Ron Mader

All regions in Mexico differ from each other, but some are profoundly different. The Yucatan Peninsula is one of the continent's newest territories, emerging from the sea roughly 60 million years ago a... read more

Henequen and its role in the Yucatan's shifting fortunes John McClelland

The Maya produced fibre from the henequen plant since the time of Christ. read more

Merida: fiery mistress, seductive city John McClelland

Merida is a most un-Mexican city. It feels more European; more reserved in a middle class sort of way. read more

Cozumel - Island Of Many Faces Carey C. Sutton

For many visitors to Cozumel, the island's downtown is merely a cruise ship stop or a blur out the taxi window on the way to one of the resorts that cluster on the north and south end. However, if you ... read more

Evoking the ancient Maya: murals by Otoniel Baruck Sala Erin Cassin

Maya-themed murals, which fuse shards of this ancient culture with elements of fantasy, are Sala's current focus. read more

Nature's artist: Mexico's Alan Vazquez Erin Cassin and Kinich Ramirez

"The topics that I address in my artwork are an SOS to protect our scarce natural resources of today." read more

Mexico Economic Updates May 2006 Tony Burton

International Reserves The nation's foreign reserves stood at 68.678 billion dollars in mid-April, according to the Bank of Mexico, the nation's central bank. The reserves reached an all-time high of ... read more

Lloyd Mexico Economic Report February 2006

Inflation at all-time low The central bank (Banco de México) reports that inflation in 2005 fell to 3.33%. This is the lowest annual rate since the current method of calculation was first introduced ... read more

Yucatan Fish Panuchos: Panuchos de Pescado Karen Hursh Graber

Combining the classic Yucatecan ingredients of achiote seasoning, black beans and pickled red onions, true panuchos need to be made with fresh tortillas that will inflate when placed on the comal or gr... read more

Map of the classic period 250 A.D. - 900 A.D. Mexico Data On-Line

Rise and Fall of Cities and States  ... read more

Below Tulum Mike Reed

The vast majority of visitors to Cancun never make it south of Tulum. Yet to many, that's where the adventure starts. The relatively empty region south of Tulum is a delight to nature lovers, ruin buff... read more

Mérida Theresa Braine

Much of the land comprising Mérida was once dotted with lavish haciendas where the henequen plant was grown. From henequen was produced a fiber called sisal, the main ingredient of twine.... read more

Mexico's Pyramid Power - Chichen Itza, El Tajin and Teotihuacan Teresa Kendrick

Consider El Tajin's famous pyramid of the Niches, built by inheritors of the Olmec culture. Thousands of small stone blocks came together just so, like a Chinese block puzzle, to produce a structure th... read more

Yucatecan Style Chicken: Pollo Ticul Karen Hursh Graber

This tip was taught to me by a restaurant owner on a trip to the Mayan ruins of Uxmal, near where the town of Ticul is located. She explained that the inner, smooth side of the banana leaf always faces... read more

Baked Marinated Pork: Cochinita Pibil Karen Hursh Graber

This is the quintessential Yucatecan dish, from a region that is quite possibly the "capital" of leaf-wrapped foods. The color and flavor of the marinade are characterized by achiote, or annatto seed. ... read more
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