Chicxulub Yucatan where the comet hit: We visited the place wondering what we would find there: Desolation? An endless expanse of dirt without life? Miles of volcanic ash?
None of the above. Chicxulub Yucatan where the comet hit, presently exists as a sleepy fishing village at the northern tip of the Yucatan Peninsula.
It is the site where, 65 million years ago, a six-mile-wide meteor hit the earth leading to the extinction of the dinosaurs.
A San Francisco Chronicle online article says that:
Several Latin American countries visited by the award-winning travel company Adventure Life have been named as hot travel destinations for 2013.
and among them are:
The Riviera Maya is in Quintana Roo, a Mexican State in the Yucatan Peninsula. In the map of the northern tip of the Yucatan Peninsula, you can see that Cancun is in the state of Quintana Roo.
The Riviera Maya, a tourist designation, extends along the extreme eastern coast of Quintana Roo along the Caribbean Sea (also on the right).
Jumping Leaves, a GUEST BLOG from Kristine Ellingson, author, Tales from the Yucatan Jungle: Life in a Mayan Village:
To Travel, To Move:
We fly. We taxi. We bus. We drive. We bike. We hike. We sail. We kayak. We canoe. We cruise. We hitch. We off-road. We take a “tuk-tuk.” We journey. We move.
We sit back and feel motion. Motion feels good. Motion feels great. Motion centers our mental being. Motion sets out our perspective, the perspective we require to get where we’re going. Motion separates us and draws us closer, simultaneously towards others and towards ourselves. Movement moves us from us and towards Us.
Steve Zikman, from The Power of Travel
The Akumals, Quintana Roo, Mexico is one of most fascinating places in the Yucatan – culturally speaking. The “mega-highway” of Mexico 307 divides the small tourist resort community of Akumal with the small Mexican city of Akumal Centro.
The resort community of Akumal offers Eco-reserve, eco-tourism, white beaches, fancy, all-inclusive resorts, beach houses, English speakers, more expats than you can count, a bustling local economy, a bustling foreign economy, yoga, fried street food, and expensive wifi.
Just cross Mexico Highway 307 and you get the small Mexican city of Akumal Centro with its pesos wifi,
I have the amazing opportunity to use Rosetta Stone for free through the company for which I work. Until recently, I was under challenged by the simplicity of the exercises. Once hitting conversational level, there was no way of truly practicing conversation.I rated the program: Just for beginners.
Recently, we upgraded to Rosetta Stone’s TOTALE platform. In addition to the simple exercises, the platform offers games to do on your own, as well as other learners. The best part is that they offer one-on-one sessions with native speakers of the language you are learning. And made practice exercises compatible with hand-held devices and iPads.
They closed the conversation gap.
It has been way too long since visiting Yucatan, so I will live via memories until returning (hopefully this fall).
Here goes to welcoming culture, color, vibrancy, heat, tradition, respect, and “feeling alive” back into my life…via the internet (who knew?).