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El Tajin Ruins

El Tajin is famous for the voloedores, 'flying' performers who recreate a native ceremony. Four men fall backwards, to the accompanyment of a flautist, from the top of a pole, held only be a rope attached to their foot. They spin around a symbolic 13 times, coming ever closer to the ground with each rotation. It is an impressive welcome to the beautiful grounds that Susan and I fell in love with on our first trip together through Mexico.

El Tajin (Mexico)

El Tajin has been both searingly hot and shrouded in mists when we've visited it. The Temple of the Niches (above and right) dominates the city, but the entire site one of the most fun to simply sit back and explore.

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