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Yucatan Books

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What are the best books you've read about the area? I'm not looking for guide books (although I welcome your insight), I'm thinking history, culture, and novels. I've seen the post on another forum about general books to read while cruising which has a few relevant suggestions.

 

I'm counting on you, hdawson, for the perfect read.:)

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Idadar. LOL. You give me too much credit. I suggest the usual suspects such as Amazon or Barnes & Noble. Of course http://www.yucatantoday.com is a great visitor's guide. As good as I've seen anywhere. There are books such as "THE MAYAS and The State of Yucatan" but probably only available in Mexico in several languages. They give a good overview of the ruins and general history of various sites and major cities. Good luck and enjoy your visit to the Yucatan.

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Without a doubt the best is "Incidents of Travel in the Yucatan" by John Lloyd Stephens

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cusl. Thanks for the info. I just ordered from Amazon. Will be going to Merida again in just 9 days.

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I have information on the KT event in the Yucatan at http://www.drennon.org/yucatan/chicxulub.html I have links to more sites with information. There is a ton of great stuff on line.

 

Hope that helps. By the way, I am in the Yucatan through the end of July.. Drop by! My contact info is at the bottom of that page.

 

Bill

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If you are a member of Triple A, they have some really great books which of course are free. When I booked my cruise through their TA, I just requested the book also. It has great information regarding the history of the cities. Hotels and tours are also listed and rated for each city.

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