Last week, I stepped away from my duties as The HighBoy’s Marketing Manager for a getaway to Mexico. Naturally, I expected to return to the office relishing memories of crystal-blue waters and delicious margaritas. However, I was actually overcome with humility and intrigue over an ephemeral immersion into Mayan history and culture— a topic I hadn’t given much thought, until now.
More than a thousand years ago, 50 miles east of the Caribbean coast in present-day Mexico, a cosmopolitan city was overflowing with state-of-the-art architecture, groundbreaking ideas, and dynamic civilization. As the economic, political, religious, and cultural capital of its region, Chichen Itza was the central hub for the Mayans from 600 to 1200 AD. Now, Chichen Itza is once again bustling with people from many lands, albeit in an entirely different context: as explorers of the breathtaking ruins….