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Feb 22, 2007 - Campeche, MX - Edzna Ruins

Today is a designated free day and a group of us went to the ruins at Edzna. Phil led the caravan and we rode with Hutch & Margrita. Phil & Gerry negotiated the fee to 25 pesos per person and that included the entrance fee, a guide, and tip. When we arrived, it was very warm, humid and sticky and we were immediately attacked by the mosquitoes. We came armed with our bug spray and were glad we had it. Edzna is the closest major ruins to Campeche and most of these temples date from around 500-800 AD. Edzna was supposedly inhabited from 600 BC...

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Jan 27, 2006 - Visiting Edzna

After breakfast we drove off to visit Edzna, another Maya archeological site. Edzna is a Mayan word but there is disagreement as to what it means. Some think it means House of Grimaces; others believe it could be House of Echoes or House of Gestures of that it was named after a group of Indians, the Itzaes. This community is thought to have been founded somewhere between 600 to 300 BC. It had lasted until about 600 to 900 AD and was one of the smaller Maya communities. It was not a very long ride from Campeche to reach this interesting...

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Dec 5, 2004 - Left Santa Elena for Edzna then to Campeche

Leaving Santa Elena for Edzna and Campeche: Dec 5 Early this morning I took a couple of pictures of my host and hostess, Kris and Santiago of the Flycatcher Inn sitting on their porch. Kris is from Oregon and visited Mexico many times in the past, as she was interested in the ancient sites. She met Santiago at one of the hotels she stayed. They each had the desire to learn each other's language, so they taught each other. Somehow a romance developed and they were married. Even after running several businesses and 14 years of being together...

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