Author Archives: Carol Chapman
Author Archives: Carol Chapman
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.
Do Yucatan Peninsula Expats enjoy living out of the U.S.? How do Americans living in Yucatan fare? Kristine Ellingson describes 21 delightful, but challenging, years in a Mayan village married to a Mayan man in her book Tales from the Yucatan Jungle. In this video, she explains some of what she’s learned about the Mayan people from personal experience.
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. – Continue reading
Ten best places to visit in Yucatan include places for swimming, snorkeling, shopping, Mayan ruins, colonial cities, bird-watching, crocodile feeding and pyramid climbing, plus the famous Cristo Negro or Black Christ in a gorgeous yellow-painted Colonial convent.
Where is Chichen Itza? Where are other Yucatan Tourist Attractions?
Take a look at this video, that contains a Map of the Yucatan Peninsula. In fact, it shows the location of Chichen Itza and many other Yucatan Peninsula attractions. In this video, Miriam Balsley, narrator/co-writer of the Yucatan travel movie, Yucatan Travel: Cancun to Chichen Itza, uses a Yucatan Map to answer the question: Where is Chichen Itza?
Tales from the Yucatan Jungle Video describes the true story of Tales from the Yucatan Jungle: Life in a Mayan Village. It’s a book that brings two worlds together and shares glimpses into a sacred, rich Mayan way of life.
Author Kristine Ellingson has been married now for over 20 years to a Mayan man. At the same time, she’s been living with him in a Mayan village. She shares her real life stories of love, pain, loss, and learning. Through her experiences, she discovers that taking a leap of faith can lead to a fuller and more adventurous life.
Twenty-one years living in Yucatan has given Kristine Ellingson a different opinion of safety in Yucatan Peninsula for women than the U.S. media leads us to believe. In this video excerpt of a interview with Kristine, she gives safety tips for women traveling alone in Yucatan.
The Yucatan Peninsula true love story in real life tells how Kristine Ellingson met and married a Mayan man. The story includes her adventures in adjusting to a new home in a Mayan village near the archaeological ruins of Uxmal.
Sometimes, you can learn a lot about a region and its people through reading stories about people’s lives in that place. Tales from the Yucatan Jungle: Life in a Mayan Village tells a story. Plus, you also learn about how the Maya live in rural areas of the State of Yucatan.
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.