Karla Castillo

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  • Visiting A Tattoo Shop For The Ultimate Souvenir In Playa Del Carmen

    In this episode, Troy learns he's going to get some amazing tattoo art done at one of Playa Del Carmen's tattoo shops. His sights are set on a massive Mexican eagle and after Karla explains the Mexican coat of arms meaning to him, he seals the deal with a popular tattoo artist in Mexico called Mr. 8 Ball. Check out the video to see the amazing eagle tattoo in all its glory.

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  • Exploring The Sian Ka'an Mangroves In Mexico

    About 100 km from Gran Bahia Principe Akumal Royal Golden near Playa Del Carmen, you'll find the stunningly beautiful Reserva de la Biosfera Sian Ka'an, one of several natural protected areas in Mexico. The basecampers go for a boat ride into a canal believed to have been built by ancient Mexican civilizations like the Mayans or Aztecs. Watch the video for more on the Sian Ka'an tour in one of the best lagunas de Quintana Roo!

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  • Playing Rugby In The Name Of Local Kids In Mexico

    In this episode, the basecampers meet Bertrand Molinié, who came all the way from France to teach people how to play rugby in Mexico.

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  • Experiencing The Temazcal Ritual With A Shaman In Mexico

    The Mayan Temazcal ritual comes from Mayan religion and has been practiced in Mexico for generations. At La Hacienda Cancun, the basecampers meet a shaman healer who organizes a true Temazcal ceremony in typical Mexican tradition. This is hands-down one of the best things to do in Cancun.

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  • Learning How To Make Gum Like Mayans In Mexico

    "How do you make bubble gum?" The basecampers learn the secrets of bubble gum making by heading deep in to a rainforest gum plantation in the Sian Ka'an biosphere reserve in Mexico. They are guided through the entire process, from harvesting the sap of the "Manilkara chicle tree" to boiling it into natural chicle - just like the methods used during the heyday of Mayan culture. The history of chewing gum is cooler than you think.

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  • Discovering The Hidden Cenotes In Yucatan

    What better way to start this series than discovering an awe-inspiring cenote in Yucatan. Called Cuzama Cenotes, it is one of the many sacred cenotes - huge natural sinkholes filled with ground water - near Merida, but the most exhilarating in our opinion. Watch the video for more info on this cool activity in the Yucatan peninsula.

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