December 12, 2012 is almost here, so it’s time to take a real look at this Mayan doomsday prophesy. Peter heads to the Grand Velas Riviera Maya resort for a thorough exploration of Mayan culture. On top of that, Peter talks with a local artist and a doctor with new pedicure techniques, and learns about cave exploration in Mexico.
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Leticia Fernandez, spa director, discusses the Mayan practice of Shawl Therapy and what makes it worth the experience.
Gavin Greenwood, CEO of Rio Secreto, guides Peter through an underground river with thousands of ancient mineral formations and shares details of the longest caves in Mexico.
Patrick Louis, executive chef and director of food and beverage at the Grand Velas Riviera Maya resort, talks about his experiences cooking all over the world and shares his visionary gourmet restaurant concepts.
Juan Velas, vice president of Velas Resorts, debunks the fear surrounding travel to Mexico and updates Peter on the state of tourism in Mexico.
Claudio Obregón, historian and Maya specialist, explains the true meaning behind Mayan predictions and the importance of preserving the culture.
Dr. Mark Schtern, manager at Fish Spa Mexico, introduces the skin care therapy called ictioterapia that lets fish feast on your skin.
Xavier de Maria, local artist, talks about his work constructing a modern-day pyramid to pay tribute to the Mayans and leave a legacy of the cosmic power of positive thinking.
Allan Zarazola, scuba diver and whale shark expert, looks at whether the largest fish/shark in the sea is endangered and talks about the marine life that is the real danger.
Iliana Rodriguez, deputy director of communications for Xcaret, unravels the beautiful Mexican tradition of the Festival of Life and Death.
By Alex Thurnher for PeterGreenberg.com