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Pyramid Guachimontones

From the series “Top Survived Pyramids from Previous Civilizations”
Mexico is the main attraction for hundreds of tourists who are interested in secrets of the ancient pyramids because the legendary Pyramids of Maya are located here. Since 1998, not only the ancient town of Chichen Itza but also the tiny town of Guachimontones has attracted many travelers from all over the world. During the archaeological researches in 1998 the unusual round stepped pyramid was discovered on its territory, which had the working title 'Kreis 2.' got. Today it is known to the general public under the name of the pyramid Guachimontones. In addition to the millennium, the ruins of the ancient settlement were discovered.

Later on, 9 cylindrical buildings were found on the territory of the old city, built according to the scientists' assumptions in the period from the 3rd to … Read all

Piramide de Kukulkan

From the series “Top Survived Pyramids from Previous Civilizations”
The legendary pyramids of the Kukulcán, located in the ancient city of Chichen Itza, are connected with the numerous legends about the ancient Mayan civilization. The huge stepped pyramid, dedicated to the supreme god Kukulcan, is a temple located in the middle of an extensive stone terrace. The height of the building is 24 meters, it is directed to the sky and has nine steps on each surface. The pyramid has a lot of the unique peculiarities associated with the astronomical and geographic cycles of the earth.

Literally every element and every parameter of the pyramid is connected with the important astronomical or geographical event by precise mathematical calculations. The scientists suspect that the pyramid was used for hundreds of years for the accomplishment of the important sacred … Read all
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Iceland Wants to Open Its Doors for Vaccinated Tourists

Initially, only tourists coming from the EU/EEA area were eligible for simple entry to Iceland without any testing or quarantine. However, everyone can apply today and provide proof of vaccination. Note that the vaccine must be certified by the European Medical Agency. Full requirements can be found in the guidance provided by the Chief Epidemiologist of Iceland. If the vaccine is validated by the WHO (World Health Organization), this international certificate (the International Certificate of Vaccination or the Carte Jaune/Yellow Card) is also accepted by Iceland’s government. Read this

18.04.2021

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Traditions and festivals in Mexico

Mexico City
The culture of Mexico is largely determined by ancient traditions and customs. That is why the majority of the holidays and festivals here are of religious or pagan nature. The Catholic Epiphany, or the Day of the Holy Kings, reminds the Mexicans of the Bethlehem night. For children, this is the most favorite holiday - they receive a lot of gifts, even more than at Christmas. Regarding Christmas, Mexicans celebrate it almost for a month, from the beginning of December to January 6. In early … Read more
Cancun
It is not a secret that people in Mexico are temperamental and passionate. However, there are also open-minded and cheerful people who enjoy communicating with others. The hospitality of Mexicans is one more trait of the national character. This also applies to Cancun where tourism is well-developed – the city is often present in the list of the top ten resorts in the world. As a rule, Mexicans are more relaxed when dealing with their friends and family members. However, if you talk to them … Read more
Guadalajara
Connoisseurs of Mexican cuisine can be found in virtually every country. Well-known tacos, quesadillas, burritos - this is definitely something worth trying first. The local cuisine is also famous for such dishes as tortas (sandwich with meat under a rich layer of sauce), "pozole" (soup with meat, lettuce, lime, and corn), mole (chocolate with spices and nuts), chilaquiles (chicken with cheese and chile). And, of course, tequila - no holiday is complete without the alcoholic beverage, which has … Read more
Acapulco
Most holidays in the country fall in November-December, and if you come at this time, you will surely catch a show in a couple of weeks. On November 1-2, in Acapulco as well as all over Mexico, people celebrate the Dia de los Muertos - a holiday dedicated to the memory of the dead. During these two days, the residents visit relatives' cemeteries, arrange picnics and dances. Wafers, chocolates, and ornaments in the form of crucifixes, skulls are sold everywhere in the city. The main symbols of … Read more
Monterrey
In Monterrey, lots of interesting music festivals are held. One of them is Festival P’al Norte that is annually visited by 130 thousand people. It is the most famous festival in the city. It takes place in mid-April in the Auditorio Citibanamex that is located in the Parque Fundidora. Every year, its organizers try to arrange a real party for visitors, so they invite musicians from all over the world (in particular, from the USA, the Caribbean, and Mexico). They are always famous headlines, … Read more
Merida
Merida delights its guests with a variety of interesting festivals that are held throughout the year. The most colorful and popular with tourists is the annual carnival taking place at the end of January. The history of this holiday began in the middle of the 20th century when a colorful car parade accompanied by costumed street processions was organized in Merida before the beginning of Lent. Over the years, the holiday has gained an incredible scope and is now one of the most magnificent in … Read more
Cozumel
Local people are very friendly, sociable and cheerful. On the island of Cozumel, all travelers feel like welcome guests. Here they will be willingly introduced to all the subtleties of the local culture. In spite of the friendliness and hospitality, the natives are quite wary of foreign tourists communicating in Spanish or American style. Such an increased vigilance is associated with a long colonial period, which became one of the most difficult historical stages for Cozumel Island. The … Read more
Villahermosa
Another gastronomic festival is held in late August. The event is called Festival del Ostión. Its gastronomic program includes tasting dishes where the main product is oysters. Besides that, the audience can enjoy beach parties, kayak tours, as well as workshops where you can learn how to prepare local dishes - Tapesco, Exabeshe, Mole sauce, Tamales. The event takes place in Paraiso and Puerto de Chiltepec, the two towns located near Villahermosa. Arriving in mid-October, one should not … Read more

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