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Up next was a look inside the beautiful Universidad Yucatan´s central building and the remarkable Teatro Jose Peon Contreras. This place has attracted my attention due to a cacophony of bugles and cymbols that was a cross between a military band an d then some classical music that sounded more like an orchestra. I was not allowed to see them inside, though I could look around and take photos. There was also a gallery of contemporary art inside.
... have contributed to Chichén Itzá's downfall.
Recently this World Heritage site was accorded another honor. In a worldwide vote Chichén Itzá was named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
After a morning walking around Chichen Itza, we went for an incredibly delicious brunch where Dario and i mostly opted for tacos which were incredible fresh and tasty. We then high tailed it back to our Hacienda to rest our tired feet, take a swim in the ...
I felt pangs of sadness in the morning as I said goodbye to the hostel staff, and of course Eddy, Astrid and Jon. I think Jon was happy to be going home soon having spent six weeks on the road prior to arriving in Cancún. He had a cool day planned though, a 30 km bike ride with Manu, a member of the hostel staff.
The bus ride to Mérida was extremely straightforward and somewhat enjoyable; the bus was air conditioned and roomy so it was quite comfortable. I ...
... with 2 big walls running parallel down each side and 2 small buildings on each end, this was a field used for ball sports, the guide said they would use a small rubber ball and bounce it off their bodies and try to get it through a hoop on each side of the big wall, similar to basketball but the hoops on it side, the buildings at each end were for important people of power to watch. In the stone carvings on the wall and also in the maya bible it showed a man ...
... but then just burst out laughing when I replied. I’m not sure how the word got round, but practically each window I passed had someone looking out of it. The village is quite run down and has a real 'has been’ feeling.
Towering over the main square is a derelict hacienda. It is incredibly picturesque and you can just imagine what it must have been like in the days of the lucrative henequen plantations. It ...
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- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Free parking