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Chichen Itza On our last full day in Mexico we took a full day trip to Chichen Itza, one of the old Mayan pyramid ruins. It had been used back in Mayan times as a place of human sacrifice to the sun and rain gods and a burial ground. It was recently made into one of the New 7 Wonders of the World. It was a 3 hour drive inland from Cancun and was so ...
... before the tour buses arrive in their droves (an estimated 1.2 million visit every year). Walking into the site with the dew still wet on the grass and the tranquility of the early morning sun was very special. The vendors were only slowly setting up and we felt like we had the place to ourselves. The site features many famous ruins over 6.5 square km (thought to be up to 25 square km at its height) including the largest Mayan ball court in which a whisper from one end can ...
Back to the supermarkte for supplies, which included 8 slices of turkey meat and a tomato, an apple and water. I made a submarine sandwich with yesterday's roll and got the 2nd class bus at 9am. The trip took 4hrs and 15 mins and had stopped pretty much every few minutes along the way. Of course, these buses are cheap for a reason, but they are comfortable enough. I'll get onto some of their disavdantages later.
I arrived ...
... there and our tour guide gave us a history lesson on the way. It was very informative. Flavio was an exquisite tour guide and spoke English very well. Of course every now and again he and Jaime would speak in Spanish.
We got to the ruins and walked around for a couple of hours going to the various structures and getting LOTS more history from our tour guide there - a different one - Enrique. We got there so early that we beat most of the ...
... and its not too hot yet.
Hinesh is a little tired this morning while I have a bounce in my step. As we near the entrance of the site we notice a road block where people appeared to be waiting. They were all the locals with their crates and boxes of souvenirs waiting to enter the park and set up for the day’s trade. All day you will hear “only $1 or 10 pesos” or the jaguar roar coming from the toys they sell to the kids.
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