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Posts Tagged ‘Mayan ruins’

Where Would You Like to Be for the End of the World?

  • WHL Group
  • 20 December 2012

This Friday, December 21, 2012, marks the end of the 5,125-year-long Mayan calendar. It’s a date that has had some new-age astrologers speculating about the possibility of cataclysmic world events, possible even a doomsday scenario. Just what are some of the best places to hide out for the end of the world? We sat down with WHL Group staff to hear their thoughts about where to they’d like to be during the earth’s final hours.

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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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Will It Be End Times in 2012? Ask the Mayans in Guatemala

  • Cynthia Ord
  • 21 November 2011

December 21, 2012, is the last day of the 13th baktun of the Mayan calendar, a day on which many believe that something big is going to happen. Rather than preparing for the apocalypse, why not plan a 2012 tour of the Mayan pyramids and prophesies in Guatemala? Explore the grand ruins of ancient Mayan civilisations. Meet a traditional living Mayan community of today and find out firsthand what they are thinking and doing as you take part in sacred rituals and ceremonies.

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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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Exploring Along the Riviera Maya of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula

  • Lindy Coberly
  • 21 September 2010

Mexico’s Yucatan is home to countless ancient sites that offer important archaeological clues about the Mayans, one of the world’s most advanced ancient civilisations. They were skilled engineers and architects able not only to build pyramids on a colossal scale but to construct them in a fashion that demonstrated their awareness of astronomical phenomena and the constellations. Along the Riviera Maya, I recommend visiting at least one of the following incredible sites, for they are truly magical and convey a sense of the rich culture Mexico has to offer to the world: Chichen Itza, cenotes and Celestun.

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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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