Yucatan, Mexico: Festival of the Virgin of Guadalupe

In Mexico, religious beliefs are very important. Hundreds of years ago, the Mayans worshipped multiple gods, but that changed when the Spanish conquered the region. The Conquistadores were members of the Catholic church and brought that religion with them to teach to—and in some cases force on—the natives as part of the Spanish claiming of…
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Yucatan, Mexico: Native Indian Marketplace — Johnny Monsarrat Mexico Trip

On Sundays, the Merida area hosts a huge market where locals sell crafts, clothing, housewares, and food. The preparation for the marketplace begins the night before with the vendors setting up for the following day. Streets are blocked off to make the market a safe destination for pedestrians. A wide variety of goods are available,…
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