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During my trip to Mexico, I had the opportunity to visit ancient Mayan settlement – Coba.
Coba means ‘waters stirred by the wind’. For many years Coba was an ignored piece of Mayan history due to its location. Located between Tulum in the state of Quintana Roo, and Valladolid in the state of Yucatan, archeologists first learned about the site in the mid 1800′s, but dense jungle, the Caste War and lack of funds made this site a difficult area to penetrate. This Mayan site is still largely unexcavated making it a true wonder in the Yucatan. Coba is not a single site but a large group of sites. The entire site spreads over more than 30 square miles or 80 square kilometers. Today, the ruins of Coba are connected to the central pyramid by over 16 Mayan ceremonial “white roads” (sacbéob). More than 50 sacbéob have been discovered within the Coba settlement but only 16 remains open to the public. The longest sacbe (white road) runs over 100 kilometers westwards to the site of Yaxuna near Chichen Itza.

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Podczas mojej podróży po Meksyku odwiedziłam starożytną osadę Majów – Coba.

Coba oznacza “wody wiatrem kołysane”  i jest położona między Tulum w stanie Quintana Roo, i Valladolid w stanie Yucatan.  Otoczają ją dwie duże laguny. Coba rozciąga się na ponad 80 kilometrach kwadratowych.

Archeolodzy pierwszy raz dowiedzieli się o tym miejscu w połowie 1800 roku, ale gęsta dżungla, wojny kast i brak funduszy znacznie opóźniły penetrację tego  terenu.  Coba zamieszkiwana była przez ludność rolniczą. Dzięki urodzajnej ziemi i doskonałemu położeniu na szlakach handlowych z dostępem do morza, Coba kwitła i rozrastała się bardzo prędko.  Jej zaludnienie zwiększyło się do 50,000 mieszkańców pomiędzy 600 AD a 900 AD.

Ponad pięćdziesiąt ceremonialnych “białych dróg” (sacbéob) odkryto na terenie Coba.  Dziś jedynie szesnaście jest otwartach dla turystów i prowadzi do centralnego punktu – piramidy Nohoch Mul. Najdłuższy Sacbe ma ponad 100 kilometrów (62 mil) na zachód do miejsca Yaxuna niedaleko Chichen Itza.

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At sea of stars blue souls like boats

born of a sea foam (Aphrodite)

sail on each one dense with fog

rocked by a song charming yet mighty

 

when heaven plaits the down with earth

and cockpits bow their heads in sunlight

islands of bliss – two hearts one breath

are gaged by force to reunite

 

under red sky gilt thunder storm

wave battling wave on field of sea

heaven and earth sharing half-half

two lonely moments – doves set free

 

drop after drop wistful dream

poured over shore with sacred chime

follow oh sailor your heart’s call

it’s time to go back home it’s time …

 

[poetry © Malgosia Kobylinski, 2015]

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Where the earth opens its heart so deeply that it hurts

wrinkling hard skin

folding under the fingers of wind

shrinking in the arms of clouds

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where the cities are so far away

that they almost don’t exist

sun obediently rests on the rocks

leaving behind the colors of the sunset

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there the humans integrate with rocks

turning into silence

they submit to the majesty of Creator

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they fear to shatter the heartbeat of the rock

 

[poetry, photos © Malgosia Kobylinski, 2015]

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I love adventures – they come in many shapes and colors

This time I landed in New York!

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What I find incredible and definitely most intriguing is Sedona’s night sky. I haven never seen such beautiful clear sky with the stars and constellations visible with a naked eye. The Sedona area has some of the best observing conditions in the United States due to virtually no light pollution, high altitude and over 300 dry clear nights each year.

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