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... were both beautiful AND educational (win win). Joining a free tour of the city the next day, we learnt about the silly infighting Mayans and the nasty Spaniards - the bit that most sticks in mind was when we were shown the only remnants of Mayan city merida was built over, 2 easily missed patterned stones in an otherwise mundane wall. Almacar, our guide, had lived in London for a year and was very pleased to see 2 Londoners on his ...
... slightly to the east of the older pyramid, so that on the west side the temple atop the old pyramid is preserved, with the newer temple above it. In addition, the western staircase of the pyramid is situated so that it faces the setting sun on the summer solstice.
The structure is featured in one of the best-known tales of Yucatec Maya folklore, "el enano del Uxmal" (the dwarf of Uxmal), which is also the basis for the structure's common name. Multiple versions of this ...
... because as much as they can read about ancient civilizations in history books to come that close and to see where they lived and what their cities looked like is a really interesting experience.
The afternoon at Dzibilchaltun are absolutely amazing. There was so much to see that I could've spent an entire day there. I would definitely take a school group there. It doesn't matter what age people are, almost everyone who would go ...
... and then complain about feeling sick after... We get home around 5pm. Jump straight into the freezing cold pool at our hotel (and promptly back out again). Have a dinner of jalapeņo chips, M&Ms and 7up (Carol Zumba it's okay, I climbed a buttload of stairs, I promise!) and fall asleep. Day 16: We sleep in, have breakfast and take it easy in Merida today. We check out a Mayan soccer game in the evening (where they only hit the rubber ball with their hips - ...
... celebration. So, good thing I paid attention in elementary school.
This celebration was also a goodbye party, or despedida, between all the professors and students. Since classes and finals are over, we all hugged one another and took our last photos together (although most of us will see each other when we celebrate on the beach on Sunday). We all wrote each other "warm and fuzzy's" (sticky notes with a nice mini-letter to the person ...