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Wrong turns can be a real pain in the, well, the neck. Even more so when you're deep in the Yucatan jungle! If you can get a signal, the GPS shows your location on a satellite map, but rarely shows how you got there.
This happened to me just recently. I was driving from Mérida towards Campeche in the Yucatan province of Mexico to find the Grutas de Aktun Usil. (coming soon) The rough hand-drawn map I had showed me the dirt roads I needed to get to, but I still managed to get lost. One of those wrong turns that can ruin your day!
Idling along the dirt road, the dense foliage rubbing alongside my car, I continued on my journey of getting lost. All of a sudden, a blue sign appeared, buried in the trees. Maya pyramid icon and "300 m" stenciled beside it! What a stroke of luck! Surely someone there could help me.
I entered a clearing and was met immediately by an arched entryway similar to the one I saw at Ek Balam. ............
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I have traveled all my life. At one point I lived in Germany and explored extensively throughout Europe. I visited castles, quaint villages, and many historical sites that were more educational than entertaining. Back in this hemisphere I have had a beach wedding, dove face-to-face with sharks in Hawaii, had a very up-close full-breach skin-soaking experience while whale watching in Mexico, and was pampered in a variety of luxury resorts throughout the Caribbean. All these travel experiences have given me an insight and appreciation for a range of cultural lifestyles and customs, and, in so learning, I have also learned more about myself. Now, I am In Search Of Mayan Gold. I am living in Playa del Carmen, Mexico and traveling up and down the coast, and into the mainland jungle, to find all types of valuable gems. I have created this website to document my travels, my destinations, and my experiences. I invite you to follow along, and if you want to drop me line about your travels or have a question about mine, then simply click my picture....enjoy!