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“MUCH MORE THAN A MUSEUM”

Na Bolom Cultural Centre
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Owner description: The former home of Frans and Trudy Blom, a Danish couple that worked to save the region's forests and native inhabitants, is now the headquarters of a foundation dedicated to continuing their work and also includes a museum.
Ajijic, Mexico
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“MUCH MORE THAN A MUSEUM”
Reviewed March 7, 2013

Mexico is rich in culture. This is an excellent starting point to delve into the Maya world. Did you know that 80% of the rain forest has been sacrificed? Familiarize yourself with Trudy Blom, Queen of the Jungle, Mother to the Maya, environmentalist way before the word was invented. Na Bolom Museum is her legacy.

Visited January 2013
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Halifax, Canada
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Informative museum”
Reviewed February 11, 2013

Informative museum in a quiet and tranquil setting with beautiful gardens and excellent concerts in the chapel.

Visited February 2013
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oaxaca, oaxaca
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46 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“ok but not essential to visit”
Reviewed February 4, 2013

I found it interesting but no one in our group would have given in 5 stars. We had arranged to eat there - the food was good, but they completely forgot we were coming even after paying a deposit and calling the day before. Oddly no tour guide available even when we had asked for one and we were willing to pay.
I had lunch there a month before with a friend and it was fine.

Visited February 2013
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NaBolomAC, Presidente de la Asociación at Na Bolom Cultural Centre, responded to this review, February 5, 2013
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Lamentamos muchísimo su opinión desfavorable de su reciente visita, si pudiera darnos más información a presidencia@nabolom.org se lo agradecería porque desconozco la razón por la que no tuvo un guía, lo que al parecer es la principal causa de su descontento y resulta natural que, al no contar con un especialista, no haya podido conocer el lugar que cuenta con excelentes colecciones. Le ruego que nos disculpe.

We are very sorry about your unfavorable opinion about your recent visit to Na Bolom. We would thank you very much if you can give us more information about your reservation, if you could please email it to presidencia@nabolom.ogr, I don't know the reason why you where not provided with a guide, which seams to be the principal cause of your unhappiness, it happens to be natural when you don´t have a proper guide, not to be able to know the place which has excellent collections. Please forgive us.
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Seattle
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65 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Museum in an old hacienda”
Reviewed January 27, 2013

We liked the setting, the restaurant, the garden and the interesting exhibits. The museum tells the story of an adventurous couples work with the Maya in the jungle in the 1950's.

Visited January 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
Reviewed January 9, 2013

Although a bit out of the way, this tour is definitely worth a walk. And can also be tied in with a walk to Templo de Gaudalupe. The tour guide was quirky and very interesting. Would visit again for sure.

Visited January 2013
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