Moon Maya 2012: A Guide to Celebrations in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize and Honduras

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December 21, 2012 is an important date for the Maya; it marks the end of the Long Count, a 5,125-year cycle of the Maya calendar, and the world’s transition into a new era. Some believe this transition will be peaceful; others warn it will be nothing short of explosive. But there's one thing everyone can agree on: Traveling to the Mundo Maya in the year 2012 is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity—and it’s not to be missed.

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Overview

December 21, 2012 is an important date for the Maya; it marks the end of the Long Count, a 5,125-year cycle of the Maya calendar, and the world’s transition into a new era. Some believe this transition will be peaceful; others warn it will be nothing short of explosive. But there's one thing everyone can agree on: Traveling to the Mundo Maya in the year 2012 is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity—and it’s not to be missed.

Travelers to Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, and Honduras in 2012 can expect a yearlong celebration of Maya culture, past and present—and Moon Maya 2012 is the guide to the best of these celebrations. From Palenque and Tulum to Tikal and Uaxactún, from Caracol to Copán, Central America expert Joshua Berman details the top offerings of each destination: Maya-themed sporting events and reenactments, ceremonies, dances, festivals, important archaeological sites, and more. Packed with strategies for planning a 2012 trip, lists of the organizations and tourism boards offering the best packages and tours, and easy-to-read maps to help you navigate your way through them all, Moon Maya 2012 gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.

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"I don't even sneeze in Central America without asking Josh Berman how to hold my hanky. Simply put, he knows it all." —Andrew Zimmern, chef, author, and host of Travel Channel's "Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern"

"An essential guide for travel in the Maya world at a pivotal moment in time." —Dan Buettner, author of Blue Zones and Mayaquest expedition team leader

"A unique travel guide...fun and practical." —Rolf Potts, author of Vagabonding and Marco Polo Didn't Go There

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781612381190
  • Publisher: Avalon Travel Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/11/2011
  • Series: Moon Handbooks Travel Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 5.52 (w) x 7.54 (h) x 0.36 (d)

Meet the Author

Joshua Berman has been traveling, living, teaching, and leading trips in Central America since 1998, the year the Peace Corps sent him to Nicaragua as an education volunteer. During his two and a half years there, he heard tales about “lost worlds” and Maya pyramids somewhere up the isthmus, and eventually worked his way north, stopping along the way to dive in Honduras and write a guidebook to Belize. He has taken students to Guatemala and El Salvador, guided film crews into caves in Belize, and shared some truly bizarre foods with Travel Channel host Andrew Zimmern.

Joshua is a freelance writer, Spanish teacher, and television production fixer who bounces between Colorado and Latin America. He is a proud alumnus of Brown University, AmeriCorps, Outward Bound, and the Whiskeytown Fire Use Module. In addition to Moon Maya 2012, Joshua is the author of Moon Belize and the coauthor of Moon Nicaragua and Moon Living Abroad in Nicaragua. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Yoga Journal, Outside Traveler, 5280, Sunset, National Geographic Traveler, The Boston Globe, Worldview, and Mountain Gazette. He hopes 2012 will be a year of continuing discovery for himself and his family.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2012

    okay for background

    Can't complain about a free book! Info is time-sensitive, to some degree, as the celebrations will still be over, but there is plenteous background on the Maya, though it must be said that the archaeological evidence is always speculative to a degree. Maps in e-book format are teensy and nearly useless (this applies to all e-books).

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2012

    good

    very informational

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