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Let me tell you a story about power, human sacrifice and destruction. In the mid 15th Century In the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico there was a prince, from a small village called Techaquillo. According to the story the prince was captured and thrown into a 'cenote' (a natural well or sinkhole) at Chichen Itza as a human sacrifice. He survived, sadly the story doesn't say how, and declared war on Chichen Itza. Chichen Itza was defeated, its power destroyed and the city abandoned.
The prince and his descendants dominated the northern Yucatan until the mid-15th Century with the last great Mayan city, Mayapan, as their capital, until almost the entire family were slaughtered in an uprising and Mayapan was in turn destroyed and abandoned.
What struck us most about Mayapan was its resemblance to Chichen Itza - but without the crowds of tourists. If you liked Chichen Itza you will love Mayapan. Read about it in this week's blog post at buff.ly/2H7lfeh


#travel #yucatan #mexico #mayapan
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No - this isn't Chichen Itza. It has everything Chichen Itza has but without the crowds. Find out where it is in this week's blog post at https://buff.ly/2w2Co3X

#travel #yucatan #mexico #mayanruins
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Why are flamingos pink? Find out when @thelindfields visit the flamingos of Celestun, Mexico. https://buff.ly/2ABoqeJ #travel #celestun #flamingos
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Wynwood Walls: Exploring Street Art in Miami. -
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Why we will never visit Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, again! -
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The White Squirrels of Brevard in Transylvania County, North Carolina -
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Where Does Basa Come From? The confronting secret of Vietnamese fish farms. -
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Travel Bloggers share their favourite must-read books and must-see films for destinations around the world. - via @thelindfields
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How to pay a parking fine in Germany: The frustrating tale of a 15 euro ticket. -
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