ALIVE! AROUND THE WORLD: Yucatán, Costa Rica, Manzanillo

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Yucatán, Mexico

“The ruins of Acanceh include a respectable pyramid fronted by one of the town’s main streets. In an earlier phase, the pyramid was decorated with monumental representations of the face of Kinich Ahau, the deified sun, and transforms the ruin into an astronomical destination.”

Dr. Ed Krupp, Director of the Griffith Observatory, Rec and Parks, Club Member

The Club’s intrepid traveler and educator, Dr. Ed Krupp, Director of the Griffith Observatory, Rec and Parks, Club Member, recently visited the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico, with specific stops at these ancient Mayan sites: Sayil, Xlapak, Labná, Acanceh, and Mayapán. Here’s his report.

 


Costa Rica

“In downtown San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica.

Robbie Horvath, Retired, Public Works/Sanitation

Robbie Horvath, Retired, Public Works/Sanitation, “went to beautiful Costa Rica to attend a workshop titled: SLS — Successful Living Summit. This interactive seminar was designed to change our character for the better.

“Its setting was literally in Paradise, at the foot of Volcano Arenal in jungle-like surroundings. I also visited the capital city San Jose (Gold Museum, Jade Museum, etc.).

 


Manzanillo, Mexico

Pete DeLeon, Retired, Public Works/Airports

“Our vacation trip to Manzanillo, Mexico.”

Alive! featured Pete and Annie as they adopted their three children after retiring. It’s a great, life-affirming story. Read it in the October 2016 issue. – Ed.

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