Lynne Bairstow, David Baird's Cancun & the Yucatan For Dummies (Dummies Travel) PDF

By Lynne Bairstow, David Baird

ISBN-10: 0471746940

ISBN-13: 9780471746942

ISBN-10: 0764578286

ISBN-13: 9780764578281

In Cancun and the Yucatan, you could take pleasure in beautiful shorelines, exhilarating adventures, or rejuvenating rest. you could visit Playa del Carmen with its hip social existence or Isla Mujeres, the place existence strikes alongside in a manana mode. no matter if you must discover historical Mayan tradition or modern-day margarita tradition, take pleasure in a siesta or a fiesta, remain in a sumptuous hotel or small palapa lodge, search out most sensible archaeological websites or the liveliest nightlife, this pleasant advisor is simply the price tag with the inside track on: the easiest shores, recognized for powdery white sand and crystal-clear waters Cozumel, a diver’s paradise with a myriad of water actions established round its recognized reef World-class scuba diving, snorkeling, cenote diving, fly fishing, golfing, tennis, or birding scrumptious neighborhood specialties buying jewellery and real Mexican crafts like all For Dummies go back and forth advisor, Cancun & the Yucatan For Dummies, moment variation, comprises: Down-to-earth trip-planning recommendation What you shouldn’t miss—and what you could bypass the simplest inns and eating places for each price range convenient Post-it Flags to mark your favourite pages

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700, near present-day Mexico City) built a city that, at its zenith, is thought to have had 100,000 or more inhabitants covering 14 square kilometers (9 square miles). It was a well-organized city, built on a grid with streams channeled to follow the city’s plan. Different social classes, such as artisans and merchants, were assigned to specific neighborhoods. Teotihuacán exerted tremendous influence as far away as Guatemala and the Yucatán Peninsula. Its feathered serpent god, later known as Quetzalcoatl, became part of the pantheon of many succeeding cultures, including the Toltecs, who brought the cult to the Yucatán where the god became known as Kukulkán.

Sopa de lima A tangy soup made with chicken broth and accented with fresh lime; popular in Yucatán. Sopa de tortilla A traditional chicken broth–based soup, seasoned with chiles, tomatoes, onion, and garlic, served with crispy fried strips of corn tortillas. Sope Pronounced soh-peh. An antojito similar to a garnacha, except spread with refried beans and topped with crumbled cheese and onions. Tacos al pastor Thin slices of flavored pork roasted on a revolving cylinder dripping with onion slices and juice of fresh pineapple slices.

El Castillo at Chichén Itzá has 365 steps — one for every day of the year. The Temple of the Magicians at Uxmal has beautifully rounded and sloping sides. Evidence of building one pyramidal structure on top of another, a widely accepted practice, has been found throughout Mesoamerica. Architects of many Toltec, Aztec, and Teotihuacán edifices alternated sloping panels (talud) with vertical panels (tablero). Elements of this style occasionally show up in the Yucatán. Dzibanché, a newly excavated site near Lago Bacalar, in southern Quintana Roo state, has at least one temple with this characteristic.

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