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Got up at about 06.30am this morning to set off in our mini coach for Chichen Itza, after meeting and going out for dinner with all of my new G-Adventures pals last night. Luckily, no idiots - bar me - which is a definite plus. In a stroke of massive luck, due to the number of people on our trip, I have also been lucky enough to have my own private room for the entire 12 days. Which is a bit of a result, seeing as everyone else has to share!
We left our hotel in Cancun at around ...
... enjoy our room for the night.
The next day, we once again awoke early to go to the famous ancient site of Uxmal (pronounced ooshmal). To us, Uxmal had a magic and spirit greater than Chichen Itza.
The name Uxmal means ‘thrice-built’ in Mayan, referring to the construction of its highest structure, the Pyramid of the Magician. The Maya would often build a new temple over an existing one, and in this case five stages of construction ...
... most of the four hour journey so I seemed to arrive very quickly! I got off the bus and strolled out into central Mérida. My first impressions were that Mérida was not as different to Cancún as I had imagined it would be, and that the narrower streets give it a more claustrophobic feel. As I wandered for a while to get my bearings I saw several private security vehicles and in this part of town it felt like security was important for some reason. One of the security ...
... great information on the maya people and the history, seeing the famous main pyramid was great and we also saw heaps of iguanas getting around the place. There are market stalls set up everywhere around the place, which almost ruins the historic vibe of the place, everywhere you walk you get hassled to buy something and a lot of the market stall owners very persistent, even going as far as to say everything is $1, just to suck you in. The Chichen Itza site has its own ...
... Spanish was actually a lot more fun and rewarding than we all expected it to be, and I will now know
forever from Bethan’s translation that maiz in English is corn on the cob, not
On our days off during those two weeks we took a couple of
day trips out of Merida, the first being to Chocholat and Cenote San Ignacio.
Merida was on average 39 degrees from about 11:30 till 5 every day we were
there, so we were all craving cool air and a dip ...