Mundo Maya Blog
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Travelers to Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, and Honduras in 2012 can expect a yearlong celebration of Maya culture, past and present—and Moon Maya 2012 author Joshua Berman is blogging about all of it.
- Maya 2012: A Round-up of Celebrations in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize & Honduras
- Reporting for National Geographic on Maya winter solstice in Belize
- Maya calendar cycle celebrated throughout Central America
- Feliz B'aktun! The New Dawn is Here: The First Sunrise in Caracol, Belize
- Maya Calendar 101: What Does “December 21, 2012” Really Mean?
- Gifts for Mayaphiles
- Books on the Maya: Suggested Reading for 2012
- Izapa Sunrise Story by Mary Jo McConahay
- Tranquilo Radio Tour 2012: Seven hours straight of talking about travel
- Tune in this Wednesday! Maya 2012 author Josh Berman on a radio show near you!
- End Maya-Aztec calendar confusion now!
- Q&A with Maya Experts on Satellite Imagery of Archaeological Sites
- Maya response to 'doomsday' 2012 stories
- Only a couple of rooms left for "The Great Return: Copan 2012" tour of a lifetime!
- 5 Questions about Traveling in the Mundo Maya for Rafael Garcia
Tranquilo Radio Tour 2012: Seven hours straight of talking about travel
"I have good news for you, Jay [or Tom, Roger, Kid, Shelley...] — the world is NOT going to end!"
That's how I began most of my sixteen radio interviews yesterday morning, opening with the requisite doomsday/apocalypse chuckles before moving to Maya calendar 101, Mesoamerican geography/history, then ending with a discussion of Mundo Maya travel strategies and opportunities.
Longer interviews allowed me to tell the story of paddling up the Macal River two years ago, when I was first inspired to write my latest book, Maya 2012: A Guide to Celebrations in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize & Honduras.
Thanks to my publisher, Moon Travel Guides, and to Auritt Communications for setting up this voice marathon. I am happy to say that it could not have been coordinated or executed more smoothly!
For a taste, listen to this 7-minute interview with James Lowe of the Jiggy Jaguar Show.
Here's a related interview I did earlier this year: Rick Steves Radio: Mundo Maya