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Tulum bookIf you are going to visit theMayan ruins of Tulum in Quintana Roo, Mexico (or have already) you need to read this book.It is chock-full of fun, weird, odd, and wacky bits of the history of the place that you will not find anywhere else.
Also included are:
a short introduction to the history of the Tulum Maya
an account of the early Spanish contacts with Tulum
the archaeology of the site
descriptions of the main buildings
the stories of why and how they were built

In 1985, during a project carried out by the Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia (INAH) and funded by a grant from the National Geographic Society, author Ric Hajovsky paddled a dug-out canoe over the reef to land on the beach at Tulum in an effort to test the theory that the Maya intended El Castillo to be used as a lighthouse. Later, he traveled the entire coast of Panama from the border of Costa Rica south to Colombia in Don Tiki, his 45-foot-long, ocean-going dugout which was similar to the type the Maya used to carry trade-goods from as far north as Tabasco to as far south as Honduras. Read more about Ric and his adventures in The True and Faithful Account of the Adventures of Trader Ric series of books

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  by Ric Hajovsky:


Info you will not get from a
   tour guide!  Be sure and read this
   before you see Tulum.

the Secrets of Xcaret
  Beneath the park of Xcaret lies an
   astounding amount of history.
  Read this before you go to
   understand where to look for it.

Mexico Survival Manual
  Thinking of Moving to Mexico?
  Read this first!

Sapin, Hidden Secrets and Dirty Tricks
  Save hundreds of dollars on your
   trip to Spain and have the best
   trip of your life!

You can't get there from here! by Ric Hajovsky
An account of the search for Paradise Lost.   

Trader Ric, part 1
  Non-fiction account Ric's
   experience with the Kuna Indians
   of the San Blas Islands of Panama.

Trader Ric, part 2
  More of Ric's adventures along the
   coast of Veraguas, Panama on the
   trail of Christopher Columbus.

Trader Ric, part 3
  The third installment of Ric's
   adventures, this time with the
   Ndjuka Maroons of Suriname.

The History of Horseshoes
  Ever wonder how horseshoes came
   to be?  Read this and you will

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 Cozumel Survival Manual

  Whether you are looking to move

to Cozumel permanently, or just

part time, this is the book you

need to read!



Guide to San Gervasio 

Visiting the ruins? Get this guide before you go!



 the Free Big Yellow Beachmap of Cozumel

  A map with the city of San Miguel

on one side and the entire island

on the other side


The true history of Cozumel by Ric Hajovsky

 No myths, fables or legends.

Only the real history; most of which will surprise you!