Manzanillo Travel Videos, DVD, Touring, Sightseeing, Vacation, Destination
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Item Code : QUES1757DVD. 1 Hours and 40 Minutes. Host Shari Belafonte in a climb up the pyramids of Teotihuacan. Explore the Reforma, Zocolo and the Zona Rosa. Appreciate the architecture of Guadalajara, and then head for the beaches at Puerta Vallarta. In Cuernavaca, visit glitzy Ixtapa and laid-back Zihuatanejo. Marvel at the wealth of silver in Taxco. After touring the Palace of Cortes, explore pre-Aztec pyramids at Xochicalco. Peruse the marketplaces of Oaxaca, and then unwind in Puerto Escondido.
- $19.95 VHS NTSC
Item Code : QUES1756This fascinating series takes you to the great spiritual places of the world and reflects the lifestyle, landscape and people that surround the sites as well as contemporary spiritual practices within each place. Edward James Olmos narrates Mystic Lands, which also features the original music of internationally acclaimed recording artist Chris Spheeris. Bhutan: Land of the Thunder Dragon - Explore the tiny Buddhist kingdom of Bhutan and centuries of legends that are part of the Bhutanese spiritual life. The teachings of Guru Rinpoche, the second incarnation of Lord Buddha, guide the people in their devotion. Elaborate festivals are held throughout the land honoring Guru Rinpoche. From fluttering prayer flags to the rhythmic spin of prayer wheels during meditation, worship to Lord Buddha permeates every aspect of life in Bhutan. With this tape you get more focus on the actual Bhutanese people. You see their faces, clothing, children, and get a good glimpse of their colorful festivals. Maya: Messages in Stone - Unearth the grand ruins and spiritual beliefs of the Maya in Central America. The practices that inspired these mystical temples can sill be felt through ancestors who today practice a blend of Christianity and ancient Mayan traditions. Explore the Mayan beliefs in human sacrifice, deities, and forces of nature. 60 minutes.
- $24.95 VHS NTSC
Item Code : QUES1754Questar Video. Recent breakthroughs in deciphering Mayan glyphs, and archeological discoveries, shed new light upon this extraordinary civilization. Their rise to power and the influence of their city states throughout Mesoamerica are brought to life with extensive on-location footage, aerial photography, National Geographic recreations and computer animation. Observe the modern day Mayan struggle to keep their ancient culture alive in the 21st century. The program brings to life a culture long shrouded in historical inaccuracies and misconceptions. 60 minutes. Review from Video Librarian: Wonderful video, aerial and underwater photography, computer animation, maps, charts, paintings, photos and the subtle but excellent use of music cues to enrich the text. Excellent, excellent tape. Highly recommended; Editor's Choice.
- $29.95 VHS NTSC
Item Code : QUES1752Questar Video. When Emperor Montezuma met Cortez he gave the conquistador the entire Aztec Empire. It was the beginning of the end. The brilliant and powerful cultures of Mesoamerica (Olmecs, Zapotecs, Toltecs, Aztecs and Maya) believed that one day the God-man Quetzalcoatl would return from the east to claim his rightful throne. This idea was supported by a complex calendar and close observations of the heavens. The coincidental arrival of the Spaniard Hernando Cortez at the prescribed time fulfilled the fatal doctrine of the great Empire cities. Even before the Spaniards arrived in the 1520s, strife between the rival city states had already weakened their lands. Many of the great Maya cities were deserted and left empty. This video story not only traces the Spanish conquest of the Aztecs and Maya, but also follows the journeys, in 1839, of New York explorer John L. Stephens to these strange and wonderful cities. Using computer graphic reconstruction, animated maps, classic art, reenactment and beautiful on-location cinematography, the viewer sees Teotihuac?n, Cholula, Monte Alban, Chich?n Itz?, Tenochtitlan, Tikal, Cop?n, Uxmal, and Palenque as they might have looked 1000 years ago before defeat and decay brought about their tragic end. 65 minutes.
- $19.95 VHS NTSC
Item Code : QUES1750Questar Video. You and Shari explore... Merida's elegant, old-world architecture before relaxing at a free concert in the park. You also ride to the peaceful town of Progreso on the Gulf Coast and visit the pyramids at Chich?n Itza and Uxmal that bring to life the ancient Maya and Toltec civilizations. Cancun Shari shows you around Cancun, describing how this glitzy resort has grown from the tiny hamlet it was just twenty years ago. Then she takes you snorkeling in the blue Caribbean waters at Akumel and Isla Mujeres. Finally you visit Mayan ruins both on the high cliffs at Tulum and in the jungle at Coba. Belize You and Shari visit the world's second largest underwater reef at Ambergris Cay then unearth the Maya past at Altun Ha, Xunantunich and Lamunai. You also visit Belize City, dance to the hypnotic beats of Punta drums and stay overnight in an exotic jungle lodge.