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Merwyn Plaza, Ball Court, and Temple of the Masks in Kohunlich, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Adjacent to the Stelae Plaza is Merwyn Plaza and the Ball Court.  The plaque at the Ball Court describes the ball game. The Ball Game As with other Mayan sites of importance, Kohunlich has a Ball Game court.  The game played … Continue reading

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Stelae Plaza in Kohunlich, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Adjacent to the Acropolis Plaza is the Stelae Plaza, named for the building on the east side of the plaza, the Stelae Structure.  Along the stairs leading up to the Stelae Structure are the stelae themselves: upright stone slabs with … Continue reading

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The Palace and the Western Residential Complex in Kohunlich, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Stretching out below the Acropolis in the Mayan city of Kohunlich in Quintana Roo, Mexico is a large grassy field called the Acropolis Plaza.  The Acropolis itself is located on the eastern edge of this field. Acropolis Plaza in Kohunlich … Continue reading

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The Acropolis in Kohunlich, Quintana Roo, Mexico

The largest structure in the ancient Mayan city of Kohunlich is called the Acropolis.  As in other buildings with residential funcions, stone beds can be seen with small cubbyholes beneath where the resident could store possessions.  The descriptive plaque near … Continue reading

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Kohunlich, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Kohunlich is an ancient Mayan city in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo.  It is located in southeastern Mexico on the Yucatán peninsula, close to the borders of Belize and Guatemala.  The entrance sign states: Kohunlich Archaeological Site Cultural heritage … Continue reading

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The Coast of Haiti

The coast of Haiti is beautiful with tall green mountains surrounded by turquoise water.  Fishermen earn their living from small boats with makeshift sails and a water taxi stands idle near the coast.  Off the coast of Haiti lies the island of … Continue reading

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Labadee, Haiti

I just recently returned from a trip to the Caribbean where I visited Hispaniola, an island shared by Haiti and the Dominican Republic.  The village of Labadee is located on the northern coast of Haiti.  One of the oldest structures … Continue reading

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Coca Falls and Vistas of El Yunque Rainforest, Puerto Rico

The final photos from my Caribbean Vacation include a photo of La Coca Falls and vistas of the El Yunque Rainforest in Puerto Rico.  Unfortunately, few of the pictures I took in the afternoon were properly exposed and, basically, unusable.  Personally, … Continue reading

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Flowers of El Yunque Rainforest, Puerto Rico

In the El Yunque National Forest in Puerto Rico, I saw quite a number of flowering plants including False Bird of Paradise (Heliconia wagneriana and Heliconia bihi), and Red Ginger (Alpinia purpurata). False Bird of Paradise (Heliconia wagneriana) SOURCE:  False … Continue reading

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El Yunque Rainforest, Puerto Rico

Upon returning to Puerto Rico, I took a trip to the El Yunque Rainforest.  The first stop was the Visitor’s Center.  There, a painting by Emilio de La Botija called Sobreviviré (To Survive) depicts a Puerto Rican Parrot and emphasizes the need … Continue reading

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