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... conversation/joking buddies in the house. He brightens everything up. Anywho...my first class was SPA 360, 20-21st century latin american literature. It'll be cool. The best part of my day, though, was eating lunch with my mama and one of the other students living in the house. It was the first time I actually had a conversation with Mine (pronounced me-neh), a 4'something, skinny, spunky, 19-year-old, ...
... of the hemisphere are here, the place with a Mayan theme.
A few houses have a cenote in their yard. That of a priest had a cenote in its front yard. He lives there with six nuns. Gary chimed it it was six boys!
What does 'Yucatan' mean? On arrival, the Spaniards asked the locals the name of the place. The Mayans responded 'look how funny they talk'. It has come down as Yucatan. The Ave Itzaes is in honour of the Mayan heritage of the area. ...
... was it. We waited in line, payed our entrance fees and went our separate ways inside the ruins, to meet back up later. Thankfully, it was early and the massive tour groups that would plague the park later in the day, had not arrived yet, or I would have turned right around and walked out. I strolled around and tried to soak in the ruins and find the sense of awe that always eludes me in such situations. These people discovered the concept of ZERO! I can't ...
... humidty and taking in all of the sights. A strange thing about this place is that it is absolutely crawling with Iguanas, some of them are huge! They are everywhere, on the rocks, on the grass and running in front of you across the paths. You definitely cannot have a fear of lizards here as they are everywhere you turn!!
That was our first taste of Mayan ruins and it was great, I’m looking forward to seeing even more now and hopefully some ...
... or worthwhile, even though you constantly get bugged by people trying to sell you something. Now I only have to find a few nice looking postcards to send home. Around 2:30 pm we went back to the hotel to relax a bit, at times it seems even hotter than the jungle out here. So i'm spending that time to update this blog a bit again, because I'm again a couple of days ...
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