Hotel Chichen Itza
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Most people won´t know where Piste is. It is the town just outside of the Chichen Itza ruins. We took a bus here this morning. We got here at about noon. By the time we were ready to walk away from the hotel they had our room ready, 3 hours early.
We went up and unpacked. We then walked into town. Found a local chicken shack and had lunch …
Tuesday we took the second class bus
from Cancun to Piste. Piste is 1 km from Chichen Itza and
unbelievably is very undeveloped considering how close it is to one
of the new 7 Wonders of the World. The bus ride took 4.5 hours (by
car it's a 2 hour drive). But, we stopped in every little village,
picked up people on the side …
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 ...
... thee to a nunnery” to a blank faced Hinesh…) – the ruins here were pretty cool. Still sandstone in appearance and the carvings on the bricks were still quite visible. The other favourite was Grand Juego de Pelota – this was the old ball court where the Mayans would play sport. There was a structure in this court that had very clear drawings on the bricks. I got excited thinking they were hieroglyphics but on a closer look through the zoom lens ...
... Calle de los Frailes with cobbles and pastel coloured buildings when a woman shouted over to us. Did we want to have a free tour of the Chocolate Shop...you didn't have to ask Maria twice. We needed to have the tour first this time, not too long but equally as interesting explaining the origins of chocolate. The word actually originates from Mayan language. Cacao beans were used as money; with 4 you could get a rabbit, ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Chichen Itza Chichén Itzá
I don't think the hotel is affiliated with BW anymore. It was a nice place, friendly staff, good price and an awesome location. It is 1 km from Chichen Itza - about 35 pesos by taxi. The town was quiet and the food was good and inexpensive. A nice laid back place to stay.
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