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Chacchoben Maya Ruins – Shoebox Memories

November 23, 2013


Chacchoben (chak-CHO-ben;  Maya for “the place of red corn”), is the name of a Mayan ruin approximately 110 mi (177 km) south of Tulum and 7 mi (11 km) from the village from which it derives its name.” – Wikipedia


While uploading digital images (previously stored on CDs) onto my computer and into Lightroom, I came across my travel photos from a Western Caribbean Cruise which we took the first week of January 2006 to celebrate our son’s high school senior year.

These photos were taken with my first digital camera, a point-and-shoot Kodak DX6400 which I received as a Christmas gift in December 2003.  If I recall correctly, I wanted to travel light and left my Pentax 35mm SLR (film camera) home for this trip.  I thought it would be fun to share some of these photos in a new feature I am calling “My Shoebox Memories”.  I know, not very original, but its the best I can do for the moment.

The first port stop on our cruise which departed Miami, was Costa Maya, Mexico.  Being the adventure tourists that we are, my husband, son, my son’s buddy and I booked an excursion with a local guide to visit the Chacchoben Maya Ruins (in the State of Quintana Roo), which date back more than 3000 years.  For more information about this ancient historical site, visit the official tourist website





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