Mundo Maya Blog
ABOUT THIS BLOG
Travelers to Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, and Honduras in 2012 can expect a yearlong celebration of Maya culture, past and present—and Moon Maya 2012 author Joshua Berman is blogging about all of it.
I finally got to visit and photograph Mérida last June and was definitely impressed. Moreover, the city gives immediate access to a number of worthy Maya archaeological sites, like Uxmal, the Puuc Route, and Dzibilchaltun. Mérida is the setting of Beryl Gorbman’s awesome thriller 2012: Deadly Awakening (the best fictional treatment of Maya 2012 I’ve read); it is home to museums, Maya eateries, and chocolate makers.
So it was a pleasure to find Elisabeth Malkin’s 36-hour tribute in today’s New York Times Sunday Travel Section. She calls Mérida “a languid city of pastel mansions and evening promenades” and goes on to outline a food-heavy three-day exploration. LINK->