The Day of the Dead in Oaxaca is a fantastic spectacle. Confimrs to me that Mexico is one of the most magical countries on Earth. Click here for the gallery.
In the steamy jungle, Palenque is in Chiapas so it carries its own socio-political angst compared to the other touristy hot spots in Mexico. And Palenque is touristy, no question about it. But enormous and beautiful, too. Click here for the gallery. (picture by Martina Jacova)
One of the best and most unknown Mayan ruins is 67 clicks off the main highway that runs along the Mexico-Guatemala border to the Yucatan. You can see forever. This place was the main enemy of Tikal. It is a dangerous and lovely site. Click here for the gallery.
COMING SOON. Xunantunich, Cahal Pech, and Altun Ha. Galleries should be up August 2014.