Tomb of the Unknown Solider – Warsaw

The Tomb of the Unknown Solider in Warsaw, Poland is the only surviving piece of what used to be the Saxon Palace. Among many structures the Germans blew up, Saxon Palace was destroyed in retaliation of the Warsaw uprising in effort to COMPLETELY demolish the city. Another structure worth noting in this square is a monument commemorating the victims of the 2010 tragic plane crash in which a large portion of the Polish Government died, including Polish President Lech Kaczynski and more than 90 others. They were on their way to a memorial service to mark the 70th anniversary of the massacre at Katyn Forest (that’s a whole other story) when the plane crashed near the Russian city of Smolensk.

Mercado 28 – Cancun, Mexico

White Linens, cheerfully painted skulls, cigars, tequilas, vibrantly painted ceramics, and trinkets of all sorts abound.  Under the pavilions’ steaming hot maze of shops playfully, aggressive hawkers try to offer high prices and attract your attention any way possible.  “Cheaper than Walmart” is continually being heard. Named from its neighborhood district number, Mercado 28 is…

La Parrilla, Restaurant – Spotlight Cancun, Mexico

La Parrilla has been dishing out the best local cuisine in Cancun since 1975 and has aged like fine wine, now with 3 restaurants in town!  I have been coming to the downtown location for years and it’s amazing every time.  La Parrilla is a Cancun Facet that has great local atmosphere and authentic, homemade…

Chitzen Itza – Mexico

The temple of Kukulcan, the central temple structure, built around 670, took 200 years to design and over 13 or so to build.  Chitzen Itza, or the sorcerers of water, was central to Mayan culture which began around AD 600 thriving from a long period of heavy rain that enabled a population boom.  It is…