Facts about the Mayan culture

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The culture of the ancient Maya is full of legends and fascinating facts. You will find their legacy sprawling across Mesoamerica consisting of pyramids, city ruins and ballcourts. And of course, there is their unique scripture which looks very exotic and enigmatic as well. If you thought, Ek Balam, Tulum, Chichén Itzá, Cobá and other discovered sites in Mexico, Guatemala or Belize are the only Mayan places, you will be wrong. In fact, there are a lot of Mayan pyramids and temple grounds still to be discovered. These ruins are all covered either by the thick jungle vegetation or earth so it’s difficult to find them. And with every new discovery the scientists find a new answer for all the big questions about this enigmatic civilization. If you are planning to visit some of the Mayan places, you maybe would like to know about the mystic Mayan culture. In this article I will show you some facts about it.

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Must haves for outdoor activities

outdoor adventure, outdoor, hiking, natureDid you never have an outdoor experience, like hiking but you would like to do this? That’s great because outdoor activities are always something special. But what do you need to take with you? Maybe you would think, you need tons of items for an outdoor activity.  But actually there are just a few essential things you should to take with you. In this article I will show you some important things you should take with you on your next outdoor adventure. The information I give you is based on my own experiences I gathered during my hiking activities.  So read on, folks.

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Exploring the ruins of Tulum in Mexico

Tulum is one of the most well-known Mayan sites. Translated from Yucatec Maya it means “wall”, “trench” or “fortress”. About 130 km (80miles) south from the popular tourist place Cancún, it is one of those impressing Mayan places, which is located directly at the coast of the Caribbean Sea. Indeed, this place was not a usual spiritual place like Chichén Itzá or Ek Balam, but it was an important trading node. Because of its importance, this place was still habitable as the Spanish conquistadores arrived there. The ruins of Tulum are quite good preserved and attracting pretty much tourists every day. In this article I will give you some information about this place. So, read on, folks.

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How to sell stock photos

In some blogs and forums I often read, how easy and cool it is, to sell your own photos to earn some extra cash and generate passive income. Furthermore, some people write, they quitted their jobs and became full-time stock image sellers. The idea sounds great and if you like to shoot pictures, why shouldn’t you earn some money with it? But all of these postings sound to good to be true. The fact is, that to sell stock photos is a hard work and you will succeed in it, if you are willing to invest a lot of time. In this article I would like to share my experience to show you, what you need to do, to sell stock photos successfully.

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Mayan ruins of Ek Balam in Mexico

ek balam, mexicoWhen people think about the Mayan culture and its splendid sites, they usually think about Chichen Itzá in first place, for this site you will find on every post card from Mexico. But whereas Ek Balam is one of the less well know Mayan sites, it is not less great than Chichen Itzá. When you go there, you will be impressed by its buildings and its Acropolis. The name Ek Balam comes from Mayathan (Yucatan Mayan) and it is assumed that it could be translated as “Black Jaguar”. But depending on the kind of spelling, the word “Ek” can also be interpreted as “star”. Indeed, during the latest excavations there were some star-like looking drawings found at the walls of one of the buildings. Thus,  “Star Jaguar” seems to be the better name of this impressive place.

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