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Travel to Mayan coast with Mexican liqueur xtabentun

Xtabentun, sometimes called liqueur of the Maya, is a mead-based spirit flavored with anise and found all along the Yucatan. (E. Jason Wambsgans / Chicago Tribune)

By David Hammond Chicago Tribune In the weather-beaten Mayan ruins of Tulum on the eastern coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, there’s a centuries-old structure referred to as The Temple of the Descending God. On the walls of this crumbling building are barely discernible carvings of a figure turned upside down, as though diving. It’s believed by some that this is ...

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