Category: Mexico

Oaxaca Street Art Guide
Mexico

Street Art: Oaxaca

I hadn’t come to Oaxaca with the intention of focusing on its street art. Admittedly, after having created street art guides for numerous cities throughout the world, I largely lost interest in the

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Oaxaca Guide
Mexico

Oaxaca: The Ultimate Guide

Oaxaca consistently appears on lists of Mexico’s most beautiful cities, and there’s a strong case for it being number one. In the following Oaxaca guide, we’ll be covering the state capital’s top landmarks,

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Visiting Comalcalco Ruins
Mexico

Comalcalco: The Edge of the Mayan World

The overlooked ruins of Comalcalco in Tabasco state are remarkable for a couple of reasons. Not only did they mark the very western edge of the Mayan civilization, but Comalcalco is the only

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Toniná Pyramid
Mexico

Toniná: Exploring the Lost Pyramid City

Overlooking the Valley of Ocosingo in the state of Chiapas is one of Mesoamerica’s largest and most unique structures. The Toniná Pyramid consists of seven tiers, many of which are home to temples, palaces

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Visiting Edzná Ruins
Mexico

Visiting Edzná: The House of the Itzaes

About 50 km southeast of Campeche lies the former mighty city of Edzná, one of Mexico’s most under-appreciated Mayan ruins. Known for its unique five-story pyramid, the site is not only well-preserved, but

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Visiting Mayapán Ruins
Mexico

Mayapán: The Last of the Great Mayan Cities

Located about 50 km south of Mérida, Mayapán could be considered the last of the great Mayan capitals. But despite its historical importance, the site remains well off the tourist trail. What makes Mayapán unique is

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Things to do in Mérida Paseo de Montejo
Mexico

Mérida: The Ultimate Guide

Mérida is fast becoming one of the Yucatán Peninsula’s most popular destinations for expats and tourists alike. As the nearest city to Mayan sites like Uxmal, the Yucatán capital makes for a great base for day trips.

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Visiting the Tulum Ruins
Mexico

Touring the Unique Seaside Ruins of Tulum

While Tulum may be one of Mexico’s most-visited archaeological sites, it’s hardly the largest or most spectacular. But what makes visiting the Tulum ruins truly special is their stunning seaside setting. Out of all the

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Visiting the Cobá Ruins
Mexico

Visiting the Cobá Ruins and Its Massive Pyramid

Situated 42 km northwest of Tulum, Cobá, known for its towering pyramids, was once the prominent city-state of the eastern Yucatán Peninsula. And today, visiting the Cobá ruins is a must for those basing themselves in

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Tula Atlantes
Mexico

Tula: Mesoamerica’s Missing Link

Between the abandonment of Teotihuacan and the emergence of the Aztec Empire, central Mexico was dominated by another powerful group: the Toltecs. But we still know relatively little about them. The Aztecs sung

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Pyramid of the Sun Teotihuacan
Mexico

Ascending the Ancient Pyramids of Teotihuacan

Two thousand years after they were built, the pyramids of Teotihuacan remain among the most awe-inspiring and also most mysterious structures in the Americas. Even today, archaeologists and historians are still scratching their

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Mexico City Street Art
Mexico

Street Art: Mexico City

The Mexico City street art scene is thriving nowadays, with the rest of the world beginning to take notice. But looking at the country’s history, this shouldn’t come as much of a surprise.

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Templo Mayor Ruins Mexico City
Mexico

Uncovering Mexico City’s Aztec Past

In 1978, local electric company workers digging near Mexico City’s Metropolitan Cathedral made a discovery that would change the city’s urban landscape forever. It was a massive stone disk depicting the dismembered body

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