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... br> Or Chicken Pizza as I like to call it, is an ancient city built by the Mayan people from around 600AD, with some buildings built as late as 1200AD. It is located about 30 minutes out of Valladolid.
The site is really well maintained, most ruins are as the name suggests, in ruins but the major building, and centrepiece, el Castillo (the Castle) was pretty spectacular and in excellent condition. This is arguably the most famous ...
... before reaching the cenote. It seems impossibly deep - there's no sign of the bottom, and you can safely dive into it from 30 metres above. The roots of several trees dangle into it and its edges are lined with a maze of stalagtites. The best part (for those brave enough, which I was not) is the Tarzan rope that allows you to swing high above the water then let go and plunge deeply into the icey waters.
Why on earth people skip ...
... say "Jesus they're fecking electric!! Don't waste your money girlie!!" We were up at 6am the next day to make our way to Chichén Itzá in order to be first in and beat the tour bus madness (best thing we ever did as it was magical being there on what seemed like our own). We decided to embrace all things local and catch a collectivo there which is like a shared minibus. It was £1 to go 45 minutes and was ...
... Mexicana. Well you will be happy to know it is a big road going through Reynosa Mx. a city with a population of 600,000 known souls, and probably another 400,000 trying to get across the border into the USA hoping for a better life, although I do not see it for illegals. OK not 5 minutes into Reynosa we hit our first split in the road, it is dark and we can hardly read the signs, so I take the road that seems to venture off to the right, see earlier. Off to the right I ...
... 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 ...