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06 April 2011

Mayan Ruins – Tulum, Mexico

We ventured to the Mayan Ruins in Tulum (also known as Zama, meaning City of Dawn because it faces the sunrise) during our last day in Mexico. It started off WAY too tour group for my liking….

But once we broke away from the group and explored on our own it was quite interesting.

Some of the views were gorgeous and breathtaking.

Tulum was one of the last cities inhabited and built by the Mayans, it was at its height between the 13th and 15th centuries and managed to survive about 70 years after the Spanish began occupying Mexico. Old World diseases brought by the Spanish settlers appear to have been the cause of its demise.

Kudos to the Mayans for picking such a gorgeous spot to set up their homestead.

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