Yucatan Peninsula True Love Story
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.
Kristine Ellingson was a successful jewelry designer with two grown children and a marriage on the rocks. Needing some time to find direction and meaning in her life, she left her home in Oregon for a trip to Yucatan that she believed would be a stopover on her way to Portugal. Much to her surprise, her stop in Yucatan was not only longer than expected, it was permanent.
A chance meeting brings her together with the Mayan hotel desk clerk. They become friends. Eventually they fall in love and get married. But will their marriage survive the challenges of living in a Mayan village? Does this Yucatan Peninsula true love story have a happy ending? In Kristine’s memoir, Tales from the Yucatan Jungle: Life in a Mayan Village, she shares her real life stories of love, pain, loss, and learning.