February 10, 2020

A Nighttime Escape – continues

photo by Cam & Nicole Wears 

     With a stroke of luck, for us, the largest tourist hotel in Emiliano Zapata was not full of those fleeing the Zapatista conflict.  We happily occupied 13 of its rooms, bathed, dined, and then took...

February 9, 2020

This is Casa Mexilio’s first bar, created with the tiles of the original 1930s steam bath.

There is evidence of Mayan steam baths and associated rituals beginning in the Classic Period and through the Late Classic times.  At Chichen Itza, you can see what it left of the...

February 7, 2020

Getting caught up in the Zapatista struggle in Chiapas was an accident, and an adventure too risky for even me. There I was, leader of a group of 23 women who had come together in the weeks after Christmas in December of 1993 for what they named the Mystical Mayan Rain...

February 7, 2020

     The urban importance of the neighborhood of Santiago was increased in the second half of the nineteenth century as it was the forced and proper passage, the beginning of the Royal Road from the city of Mérida to the port of Sisal, from where the export of the fibe...

February 4, 2020

     For the past forty years, living in a home once owned by chicleros, I’ve heard a few stories, and a few very old people have shared memories of those years.  The Gonzalez brothers who had an office across the street from Casa Mexilio and who were in business with...

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