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Chicle, Mayan chewing gum
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Chicle, Mayan Chewing Gum

As you reach for another stick of chewing gum, have you ever wondered about its origin? Well, you may not be aware that this universal product originated right here in the Maya World. Yes, that’s right, the white sap of the chicozapote tree…
Uxmal Yucatan, Mexico
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Secrets of the Sacred Cenote

During a visit to the ancient Mayan city of Chichén Itzá, UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Seven New Wonders of the World, your guide will take you to the mysterious natural well known as the Sacred Cenote (Cenote Sagrado). A short…
Uxmal Yucatan, Mexico
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Happy Birthday Merida

On January 6, the gracious capital of the state of Yucatan is 469 years old! It is celebrating the anniversary of its foundation by Spanish conquistador Francisco de Montejo y León the Younger in 1542 amidst the deserted ruins of a much earlier…
Uxmal Yucatan, Mexico
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Fall Equinox at Chichén Itzá

The ancient Mayan capital of Chichén Itzá casts its spell whenever you visit it but on the day of the fall Equinox, the Pyramid of Kukulcán in the Great Plaza becomes a stairway to heaven and an ancient god returns to earth. Also known…
Uxmal Yucatan, Mexico
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Uxmal & the Puuc Route

A one-hour drive to the south of Mérida lies a low range of hills called the Sierra Puuc, site of a chain of ancient cities so majestic as to have earned a place on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list. The largest city in the area, Uxmal was…
Uxmal Yucatan, Mexico
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About the Aluxes

If you have been coming to Cancun for many years, you may have heard local people saying “it must have been the alux” when they cannot find something. They are joking but you may have wondered what an alux is and what on earth it has to…