First, we’ll meet up at the famous "Dulceria y Sorbeteria Colon" in beautiful Paseo Montejo, where we’ll gather around one hour and a half. There we’ll talk about the ancient Maya Calendar and learn of its origins, difference between the sacred and civil calendars, and how the Maya, in spite of lacking specialized instruments or modern technology, achieved incredible accuracy in measuring the lunar, solar and Venusin cycles. Next, we’ll discover the old Mayan method of creating hand made paper using natural and renewable resources of the region. Finally, you’ll get to use this new knowledge and skills to count your own birthday (or special date) and create your own Xoc-Kin Maya Calendar, which of course, you’ll be taking home with you.
Hi! We are Pilar and Rodrigo. We are a married couple of travelers, life lovers and total foodies! Rodrigo grew up in Mérida with his grandfather who created Xoc-Kin Maya Calendars, using the traditional Mayan calendar count system. His grandfather’s expertise and shared passion, motivated Rodrigo to become an expert himself and continue on with his Mayan legacy. Now together, we manage and promote Xoc-Kin Calendars in different cultural sites like Chichen Itza, Uxmal, Valladolid, and even international events like the “World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates" that took place here in Mérida. We are in love with our roots, heritage, and culture, and would love to share them with you. Please let us know if you have any questions or need anything!
Delicious ice cream elaborated following the original recipes and using natural ingredients.
Our class will take place in famous "Dulceria y Sorbeteria Colon" in beautiful Paseo Montejo. For more than 110 years, the ice creams, fruit milk shakes known as "champolas" and desserts served in The Colón have sweetened the lives of Yucatecans and tourists from all over the world. The success of these products is largely due to the fact that they continue to be elaborated following the original recipes and using natural ingredients.
Counting the days like the old Mayas