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Carol Chapman conceived and is directing and editing the Yucatan Travel movie, an entertaining documentary with information about traveling in Yucatan, Mexico.

Many Reasons to Love Yucatan

There are many reasons to love Yucatan. In this video, narrator and co-writer of the travelogue, Yucatan Travel: Cancun to Chichen Itza, Miriam Balsley describes 12 of the reasons she loves Yucatan Mexico.

From swimming and snorkeling in the warm tropical waters of the Riviera Maya, to exploring mysterious lands and ancient Mayan ruins, to the shopping and nightlife of Cancun, to the rich cultural heritage of the Maya peoples, to the world-renown Chichen Itza pyramids, the Yucatan Peninsula is a magical place. Here’s a short video showing the many things to love about Yucatan:

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Mayan Monster Mouth similar to Atlantis Past Life Memories

Monster Mouth

Monster Mouth at the top of the Uxmal Pyramid of the Sorcerer, Photo by and  Copyright 2008 Miriam Balslely, Used with Permission

An archaeological expedition found two ancient Mayan cities, including a monster mouth doorway, in the southeastern corner of the Mexican state of Campeche.

Take a look at the monster mouth photo on the right. Please notice the eyes the ancient Maya sculpted into the rock. They’re just above and on either side of the doorway. The doorway represents the mouth of the monster and will take you into a dark cave-like room.

This monster mouth doorway discovery in Campeche excited me not only because of the find, but also because of what the archaeologist said about it. It sounded very much like a description of one of my scariest memories of Atlantis.

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Healed by a Curandero – a Mayan Traditional Healer

Guest blog post by Kristine Ellingson, an excerpt from her book:

Cover of the book Tales from the Yucatan Jungle: Life in a Mayan Village by Kristine Ellingson

Tales from the Yucatan Jungle:
Life in a Mayan Village

by Kristine Ellingson

Chapter Fifteen
Curanderos

The next time I am to come up against something I cannot explain it is a shamanic experience, a curandero.

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I burn my left hand with grease splatters while cooking. Being distracted by the girls, I have not paid attention. I have four large burn blisters on the back of my fingers and thumb. I put

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Cooking in a Mayan House

Kristine Ellingson learned cooking in a Mayan house during her marriage to a Mayan man and living in a Mayan village for over 20 years. In the video below, Kristine describes the traditional cooking hut used by her Mayan mother-in-law, Carmen, also explaining Carmen’s method of cooking in a Mayan house. 

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Safety in Yucatan Peninsula Compared with U.S.

Having lived in Yucatan for 21 years, Kristine Ellingson understands safety in Yucatan Peninsula compared with the U.S. In this video, she describes her Mayan husband Santiago’s experiences while guest lecturer at the University of North Carolina (UNC) in the United States. Then, she compares his experiences with the life they know in Yucatan. You’ll be surprised at her conclusions.

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