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Organizers of the Riviera Maya Jazz Festival have released the concert dates for 2013. Read More...
Last week, I was invited to tag along with a group from Explayarte to check out the new Teatro de la Ciudad (the theatre of the city) being built in the Ejido, next to the big Walmart on the Arco Vial. This one of several ambitious municipal projects being completed by the Municipal Government of Solidaridad. Read More...
Do you have an aspiring young actor or actress at home? Does your son or daughter dream of a life on the the stage? Playa del Carmen's premier performance arts school is looking for performers for it's upcoming production. Following the success of Jesus Christ Superstar, Pippin, CATS, Seussical the Musical and most recently All Shook Up, Explayarte is pleased to announce its next production, the long running classic, Les Miserables. Read More...
You read all the hype about the Mayan calendar, the end of days, the impending apocalypse... right? Well, so did we and watched with much amusement as everyone outside of the Mayan world made their preparations. Some prepared for the end, fearing the worst, stocking their war chests and food pantries. Others traveled to sacred spots to celebrate the end of an era, unsure about what might come. Down here in the heart of the Mundo Maya, those who weren't somehow profiting from this whole phenomenon passed the day quietly, business as usual. Read More...
Have you ever wondered what life is like in a Maya village today? What would it look like? How would the local people really dress, eat, work, pray and go about their daily lives? Are you interested in a cultural experience more meaningful than a quick stop for souvenirs orchestrated by a big bus tours on your way home from the ruins. I'm taking about a full day spent in a remote village talking with the local residents, meeting with village elders, learning about the proud history of the Maya in Quintana Roo. Personally, I am always on the look-out for these kinds of opportunities and this visit to the town of SeƱor arranged by Ojos Mayas and Xyaat Ecoturismo Comunitario Maya was just what I had been hoping for. Read More...
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