Posts Tagged ‘Mexico’

  • Cabo Adventures In Cabo San Lucas City
    Cabo Adventures In Cabo San Lucas City
    Perched at acute South of Baja, Cabo San Lucas has served as a base for pirate ships who used to eagerly await for swooping on Spanish treasure ships. Recently, i.e. fifteen years before, this location was somewhat more than just fishing and tinning village that saw periodic visits of fishermen who were interested in adventurous activities like sailing and gliding in the waters. Later, it earned itself a reputation of sheltering marlin and after this, once the place which used to be lying in serenity and calmness was swamped with large crowds of fishermen. These fishermen landed here seeking the El Marlin Azul, as it sheltered lustrous and radar-implemented fishing yachts. In the recent past, this destination bags the position of being a centre of attraction in Los Cabos wherein million dollars have been invested to build up apartments,  [...]
    Posted at October 1st, 2009 at 02:10 am
  • Fertility Tourism Destinations
    Fertility Tourism Destinations
    There has been a mass trend among baby hopefuls undertaking trips to visit fertility clinics in foreign countries often intended by those hunting for treatments to resolve infertility like in-vitro fertilization (IVF) amongst several other options that are comparatively pocket-friendly and the regulations are less rigorous. Typically, IVF procedure costs mount up to 12,000 U.S. dollars (USD) for every ovulation cycle attempt with patients shelling out close to 75,000 USD prior to even getting pregnant. While in other countries each treatment cost comes to a meagre 2,500-5,000 USD. Fertility tourism is quite a lucrative option as the couple can not only plan an extended unwinding holiday while alongside getting the treatment done in another country and yet comeback with money saved by doing it elsewhere. Many of those who visit foreign  [...]
    Posted at August 20th, 2009 at 08:08 pm
  • Rio Azul – Lost Maya City – Part II
    Rio Azul – Lost Maya City – Part II
    The premier national park in Guatemala, the Tikal National Park has a site that is the world’s first UNESCO World Heritage Monument. Tikal, a big Mayan city encircled by immaculate Tropical Forests started being inhabited between 800 B.C.-900A.D. Rio Azul donned a crucial role in the Tikal’s expansion and was its significant ally against its bitter rival, Calakmul. However, by A.D. 530, the unexpected happened with Calakmul attacking Rio Azul. In the Late Classic period, Tikal got back its past grandeur and Rio Azul’s populace grew yet again with new monuments being built. Though Tikal spans 112 sq.kms of which, a mere 16 sq.kms has been recorded and as many as 4000 structures been found till date. The Tomb 1 that was bore the ravages of the looters has intricately woven mat designs at the entrance that was an indicator of  [...]
    Posted at July 31st, 2009 at 11:07 am
  • Rio Azul – Lost Maya City – Part I
    Rio Azul – Lost Maya City – Part I
    The magnificent ancient Maya City of Rio Azul located in north-east Guatemala spans a 750acres area with a long lost history that has been analysed and unearthed in 1962. The realm of Maya spread across 1,00,000 sq.miles and raised many vast centers in present day Mexico, Guatemala ,Belize, Honduras and El Salvador. The great Maya civilization to which Rio Azul belonged developed in the period between 250 B.C. to A.D. 250. Rio Azul, the administrative centre which at its peak in the eight century A.D. numbered close to 3,500 and another 1,500 in the north east suburb comprised mostly of noble military families along with their assistants, servers and retainers. The classic Mayans maintained articulately controlled landscapes, cultivated fields and water filled canals. They would drain swamps for cultivating crops like beans, corn  [...]
    Posted at July 29th, 2009 at 08:07 am
  • Palenque
    Palenque
    Hidden in the dense forest in a spectacular mountain setting are the Mayan ruins of Palenque. It lies near the Usumacinta River in Mexico. The sire is 150 meters above sea level and is located at a distance of 130 kilometers south of Ciudad del Carem. The ruins of Palenque are famous for its complicate sculptures and have archeologists uncover many facts about the Mayan civilization. The city became a settlement as early as 300 BC but it became a commercial and religious centre in the 6th century. Due to its location the city enjoyed abundance of water from the surrounding mountain streams and waterfalls. There was an elaborate system of aqueduct to channel the water in the city. Most of the city was engulfed by the forest when the excavation first started. As of now my 30% of the city has been cleared of the forest. The total area  [...]
    Posted at May 22nd, 2009 at 10:05 am
  • Uxmal…. City That Was Built Three Times
    Uxmal…. City That Was Built Three Times
    Uxmal is a large pre-Columbian city of Maya Civilization in Yucatan, Mexico. It is located at a distance of 78 kilometers from Merida. Archeologists have come out with a census that the city was first inhabited as early as 800 BC. The city was abandoned in 1450 AD after the Toltec’s rose to power and established their capital in Chichen Itza. The city at its peak was inhabited by over 30,000 people and most of the buildings in the site were constructed between 700 AD and 1100 AD. The main ruins of Uxmal are spread over an area of 150 acres and the residential district spread beyond the main ruins. Unlike other cities in the region which were build in proximity of cenotes, Uxmal is rather unusual. There are many man-made reservoirs and were probably used for storing rain water, one of such cisterns is located just near the entrance  [...]
    Posted at May 21st, 2009 at 12:05 am
  • Chichen Itza
    Chichen Itza
    Chichen Itza which means ‘At the mouth of the well of Itza’ is one of the most visited pre-Columbian archaeological sites in the Yucatan Peninsular in Mexico. It was one of the key cities and the focal point of the Mayan Civilization. Sometimes Chichen Itza is also referred in the ancient archives as Uucyabnal which means ‘Seven Great Rulers’. The site contains many buildings including temples, palaces, stages, markets, baths, and ballcourts. In the heart of Chichen is the El Castillo or the Temple of Kukulkan. It is a step pyramid and has stairways on all four sides. During spring and autumn equinox the rising and the setting sun the structure casts a shadow in the shape of a plumed serpent. One can see the entire archeological site after climbing to the top of the pyramid. Much of the site is still engulfed in the forest  [...]
    Posted at May 20th, 2009 at 06:05 pm
  • Teotihuacan… Where Men Become Gods
    Teotihuacan… Where Men Become Gods
    The mysterious city is located 30 miles north of Mexico City and at its peak around 600 AD it was the sixth largest city in the world. The archeologists have found that the city was far more advanced than any European city of its time. At its peak it is believed that the city had a population of over 250,000 people. The biggest mystery about the city is its history, culture and about the inhabitants. The city was later occupied by Toltec’s and later by Aztec’s who believed that the city was the origin of the Universe. Teotihuacan’s decline was almost as rapid as its rise to prominence. The city has a broad central avenue which is often referred as “Avenue of the Dead”.  The central avenue is flanked by Pyramid of the Sun and the Pyramid of the Moon. The Pyramid of the Sun is the third largest Pyramid in the  [...]
    Posted at May 17th, 2009 at 12:05 am
  • Swine Flu Plays Spoilsport For Tourism
    Swine Flu Plays Spoilsport For Tourism
    There are people all around the globe who are who are following the news of swine flu. Health officials have repeatedly stated that people cannot contract swine flu from eating pork or pork products. However, this does not imply that eating meat is safe.  After bird flu and recession, it is swine flu that is threatening to hamper this year’s tourism in a big way. There is a million dollar blow to the tourism industry.   Even as the tourism industry which was trying to come out of recession, swine flu has broken the back bone of this sector. There are many airlines that are feeling the pinch by having considerable low bookings and a high number of cancellations. Hotel operators are also seeing travelers postpone their plans. There is great fear among tourist who have planned their travel itineraries particularly to places like  [...]
    Posted at May 16th, 2009 at 07:05 am