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Posts Tagged ‘Cancun’

Seven UNESCO World Heritage All-Stars and Alternatives

  • Cynthia Ord
  • 12 December 2011

UNESCO recognition through its World Heritage List and time in the subsequent travel spotlight can be a mixed blessing. On the one hand, a new site gets a big status boost and some protection. On the other hand, an influx of tourists adds pressures and more need for protection. One way to curb this effect is for travellers to visit alternative heritage destinations where high tourism congestion isn’t causing problems.

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Exploring Mayan Ruins in and around Cancun, Mexico

  • Rocío Soto
  • 2 November 2010

Away from the modernity and sophisticated of Cancun’s Hotel Zone, visitors usually delighted to discover that there are 12 ancient archaeological sites standing as living testimony to the ancient Mayans, one of the greatest civilizations in the entire history of the world. Read on for a glimpse at the four probably best known to locals – Tulum, Coba, El Meco and El Rey.

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Mexico Celebrates 2010, the Bicentennial of Its Independence and Centennial of Its Revolution

  • Michelle Rodrigues
  • 15 September 2010

In Mexico, 200 years ago, leaders in their communities started an uproar for independence from Spanish rule that would last more than 10 years. Almost 100 years later, revolutionaries would go on to defy the social and economic unrest for which the then-President Porfirio Díaz was held accountable. Now in 2010, all of Mexico will celebrate the bicentennial of the independence of the country and the centennial of the revolution that led to social and political freedom.

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Top Five Favourite National Parks for Nature Appreciation

  • WHL Group
  • 21 June 2010

Every year, curious travellers journey throughout the globe to escape into the untouched wild. The goal: to witness incredible plant and animal life without human interference. The WHL Group presents here five of its favourite national parks, the kinds of places where nature comes first.

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