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8 and add 32. 8. Centigrade Fahrenheit 40° 104° 35° 95° 30° 86° 25° 77° 20° 64° 15° 59° 10° 50° What to Expect p 41 Culture & Customs If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people – you’d better stay home. James A. Michener What to Expect The siesta is still a part of the Mexican lifestyle. It’s not as common in Cancún or Cozumel as it is in rural Mexico due to the overwhelming influence of North American culture. It’s definitely not acceptable to sunbathe topless on beaches that are used by local families.

Montejo and his son New Spain p 21 led a bloody, cruel, and bitter conquest that lasted over 20 years. “There was no sin... No illness afflicted man, Aches did not hurt the bones, Fevers were unknown, There was no smallpox... All that ended with the dzules [strangers] They taught fear... ” © Alejandro Serrano Land of the Maya Even then, Spanish control over the land and its people was incomplete, and sporadic warfare continued for centuries. In some sense, the resistance didn’t end until the 1930s when Quintana Roo’s Cruzob Maya finally made peace with the Mexican government.

But don’t let that stop you from practicing your Spanish. 42 p Culture & Customs Sports Bullfight critics row on row Crowd the vast arena full But only one man’s there who knows And he’s the man who fights the bull Frederico Garíca Lorca, Spanish poet, 1899-1936 The ancient Maya played a kind of basketball/soccer game in which the players could not touch the ball with their hands or feet, but propelled it instead with their hips. You’ll see stone rings that were goals on the ceremonial ballcourt at Chichén Itzá.

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