From the Author
In 1987, my wife and I honeymooned on the Yucatan. We spent two months touring on the cheap. On the bus to Chichen Itza we met a fellow gringo who was traveling solo. He was in his thirties, handsome, spoke fluent Spanish, and was knowledgeable about both ancient and modern Mexico. We hit it off with this man and the three of us spent two weeks touring the Yucatan outback together. He convinced us to go places we never would have ventured to on our own and opened up a new world to us. At the end of our time together we said our good byes with hopes that we could get together in the future. Once back home, my wife wrote our new friend a number of times but he never responded. This got me to wondering who this fellow was. As I reflected back on our trip, I recalled some strange things about the man. For example, he promised to pay for a car rental if I would put it on my credit card. He did pay me in cash, but I thought it was odd he did not have a credit card, or maybe he did not want the car in his name. This got the wheels of my imagination turning, and was the genesis of "A Tourist in the Yucatan."
The settings in the book are real places. I also have a strong interest in the ancient Mayans, and while not an expert, I did try to reflect current scientific knowledge.