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Visiting Los Pueblos Indígenas in Mexico Posted by on Aug 24, 2015

Of all the Americas, Mexico has the largest indigenous population, composed of nearly 16 million people from dozens of different Native American backgrounds, or almost a seventh of its massive population. For the language enthusiast like you or I, this offers 68 different idiomas indígenas with millions of speakers in this giant country. But even…

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Viva Mexico Wrap-Up Posted by on Jul 17, 2012

Well, it’s been a fun couple of months sharing stories and videos from my trip to Mexico with everyone here on the Transparent Spanish blog. Before I say “adiós”, here’s a little wrap-up of my trip, with some basic information and links to my previous posts in sequential order. For those of you hoping to…

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Tulum Ruins (Video) Posted by on May 25, 2012

One of the best preserved Mayan cities, the ruins at Tulum are a fascinating place to visit. With stunning views of the Caribbean Sea and incredible Mayan architecture and artwork, a day spent here is a day well spent on any trip to Mexico.

The Ruins of Tulum Posted by on May 21, 2012

From Valladolid and Ek Balam, we jumped back on the ADO bus bound for Tulum. It was a short and comfortable ride, as the public transportation of Mexico once again delivered. Arriving in Tulum in the evening, we made our way to our hostel in the town. While there are plenty of fantastic beach side…

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Ek Balam Video Posted by on May 12, 2012

In a follow up to my written post about the ruins at Ek Balam, here’s a short video tour that takes you through the ancient Mayan city.

The Ruins at Ek’ Balam Posted by on May 12, 2012

After a day of wandering around the cobblestone streets of Valladolid, enjoying the architecture and the crystal clear water of the cenote, we headed out on a day-trip to explore the ruins of Ek’ Balam, another ancient Mayan city. As the ruins are a good 30 km away from the city, we took a collectivo…

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Chichen Itza Video Posted by on Mar 20, 2012

A UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, the ruins at Chichen Itza are a must-see if you should find yourself traveling in Mexico. Take a short tour of the ancient Mayan city and learn some of its history with this fun, informative video.

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