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Mundo Maya Blog

Joshua Berman


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 first heard about Mérida from my colleagues, Liza Prado and Gary Chandler, authors of Moon Yucatan Peninsula. They raved about this sprawling city of a million (four hours west of Cancun) as a practical travel base — colonial color inside the city limits and converted 500-year-old haciendas in the countryside.

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->

About BG

Beryl Gorbman is a writer and private investigator who divides her time between Seattle WA and Merida Yucatan Mexico. She has published two works of fiction, 2012: Deadly Awakening, and Madrugada. They are both available on Amazon and other outlets. Also at Amate Books, and Casa Catherwood in Merida. You can read about them in various articles on this site.
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