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Inspirations from the Mayans for the New year

Happy New year everyone!. I am looking forward for an exciting year ahead of me in 2013. Hoping this year will be filled with lot of new ideas and positive thinking which can lead us to more happiness, joy and peace on this planet.

Over the holiday break I took a trip with my family to Cancun  & Rivera Maya. This trip was filled with relaxation on the most beautiful beaches in the world along with some exploration and knowledge seeking on the Mayan land, their history, culture, architecture and their food. I am all refreshed and charged up for the New year!.

Cancun and  Rivera Maya

map_of_cancunCancun is an island shaped as a 7 in Mexico, with the Caribbean Sea on one side and a lagoon on the other side. Riviera Maya, also known as the Mayan Riviera, is a new tourism district along the Caribbean coastline. This area was mainly developed for tourism with  large-scale resorts along the belt facing the Caribbean Sea.


This island has the most beautiful white sanded beaches I have ever seen. The water is so blue and refreshing. The warm weather  in the 72 degree in the month of December was the best.


Maya Land – Chichen Itza and Tulum

maya landWe visited the great Mayan cities of Chichen Itza and Tulum. The history behind these cities and the ruins of temples,tombs and houses of nobles, that still exists at these places, has been restored to depict the initial architecture is mind-blowing. The Mayans seem to have had a great knowledge around architecture, mathematics  and astronomy which helped them to develop their well know and famous mayan calendar.

Also, got to see one of the amazing Cenote in Quintana Roo, which is a limestone sinkhole that is filled with water.It was an amazing site to see people so many people swimming through I did not have the courage to try it.

Cancun danceAlong the way we got to enjoy some good local food  (tasty mayan dishes, a super green drink made from chaya leaf) and local entertainment which we enjoyed.

Overall this trip  has been a fun way to end 2012 and start with new year of 2013. Also as per the real prediction of the Mayan calendar on Dec 21st, 2012 we completed the ‘Great cycle’ where the period equals 5,125-year cycle in the Mayan calendar (Here is how I know it !!, Mayan calendar started in 3113 B.C. + 2012 A.D. = 5125 yrs).

……..and now we have entered the new Mayan cycle in 2013, which is supposed to be a better age for mankind. I hope for it and will work to make it better.

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