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Independence days around the world

While the US celebrates with hot dogs and fireworks, freedom festivities can take many forms.
04 July 2013

An American fiefdom in Mexico

In the late 1800s, a US governor made his fortune in Mexico’s Batopilas silver mines, turning the town into his own personal kingdom.
26 June 2013

Mexico’s abandoned sanctuary

Lonely Planet photographer Dominic Bonuccelli treks to the lost cathedral of Satevo, a long-neglected mission on the banks of the Batopilas River.
24 June 2013

Beyond the Headlines

‘End of the world’ hysteria boosts tourism

Actual Mayans do not believe the world will end on 21 December. But that has not stopped countries in the Mayan World from profiting off Western-born doomsday scenarios.
Read more… 14 December 2012

Through Mexico’s Mayan heartland

The state of Chiapas has a lot more history, nature and adventure than just the famous ancient ruins.
Read more… 29 March 2012

The forgotten ruins of Mexico’s Ruta Puuc

Reconnect with the history and cultural legacy of the Maya at these alternative archaeological sites just a day-trip south of Mérida.
Read more… 26 October 2011

Follow the footsteps of Mexico’s founding fathers

Join the celebration of Mexico’s bicentennial by exploring the towns that gave birth to the revolution
Read more… 16 September 2010

Lonely Planet's top five ancient cities of Mexico

Mexico is peppered with ruins from the Aztecs, Maya, Toltecs, Zapotecs and other cultures that left behind spectacular ancient cities, some that are still being uncovered.
Read more… 03 August 2010

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