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Ruins of hacienda  
   

Ruins of hacienda

Sisal was a huge product here and few hundred years. The plantation owners enslaved the Mayans to work in the factories. The whole pennisula was "owned" by a very few...this was probably a smaller planatation.
A Moment Off the Beaten Track

February 8th 2011
We decided that we would get up early and travel down to Campeche, a walled, colonial city to the south, before driving back to Merida. There are two choices to get there: the "short" road and the "long road". While the long road looked interesting and not much longer, it was explained that there are hundreds of "topes" or speed bumps on the long road. We took the short road. However, as w ... read more
North America » Mexico » Campeche » Campeche

Mexican Flag The site of advanced Amerindian civilizations, Mexico came under Spanish rule for three centuries before achieving independence early in the 19th century. A devaluation of the peso in late 1994 threw Mexico into economic turmoil, triggering the worst... ... read more
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