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... just after 8am. More importantly we were leaving before the regularly scheduled buses and tour companies, so that within forty-five minutes we were already inside Chichen Itza without any queuing and before even the local hawkers had set up stall.
As you walk into the site, you are immediately aware of the huge El Castillo pyramid right in front of you as it soars up to 100 feet. This is the daddy of the site. Unfortunately like a lot of ...
... birds settling into the trees for the night and squawking away was deafening, as municipal workers scrubbed the concrete with brooms and hoses to clear away their ****. After the English culture of Belize and the American culture of Tulum, we were safely back in the land of grand churches, street vendors, central plazas, the musical Spanish language, and cobblestone streets.
Valladolid is one of the places you just don't want to ...
... the road winds around into a circle and we are heading east into Reynosa, while not into Reynosa, we are in Reynosa, but further into Reynosa a town of 1,000,000 insurgents. I get down the road about 10 more minutes and come to a huge gathering spot where people are buzzing around like flies, they are all over the freeway, heading for a major bus station to catch the ride into the depths of hell, so it would seem. Now I was a little taken aback. WTF. I have to turn, ...
... The infamous El Castillo pyramid, one of the tallest examples of Mayan architecture at 24m high, is a grand example of the Mayan calendar. As fine mathematicians and astronomers the pyramid has four sides, each with 91 steps along with the one level platform on top, equating to the 365 days of the year. At 3pm on the days of the Autumn Solistice and Spring Equinox the shade cast by the direct sun onto stairs gives the illusion that the serpents ...
... the surrounding ruins - as who really has time to look at old rocks.
We immediately realised that only a couple of dewy eyed loons would come within a couple of miles of 1 of the 7 Wonders of the World and then decide not to see it. However we were still happy to be dewy eyed loons, so didn't commit to the ruins, but did decide to keep our options open.
In the meantime we visited our first Mexican market ...