Go to Star author’s travel agency invites you to Mexico. We will travel to the Yucatan Peninsula, as distinctive and colorful as crushed annatto seed sauce. Hidden here, in the dense jungle between the Caribbean Mayan Riviera and the former henequen plantations that enriched Spanish colonizers, are Mesoamerican artifacts and contemporary art galleries. We will hear mockingbirds singing under the balcony of an old hacienda, swim in the karst cenote lake, and understand the rules of the ritual ball game. We’ll also see the world’s largest colony of pink flamingos and learn how Native American recipes have influenced modern gastronomy.
— how the asteroid Chicxulub killed the dinosaurs but gave Native Americans 6,000 freshwater lakes;
— why the Temple of Kukulcan at Chichen Itza is called the Mayan stone calendar;
— why designer Eduardo Neira “planted” the flower of life on the roof of the dome of his art center;
— what smoked chili, coffee-bean-roasted suckling pig, or earthy Indian oven risotto tastes like.