The Lodge at Chichen Itza
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After the previous day, the troop has learned to appreciate the concept of getting an early start so we’re over having breakfast by 7am. Very good food and not as over priced as it could have been. We’d arranged for a guide at the front desk and he’s waiting for us at a 7:55am to walk over to Uxmal. Miguel is very knowledgeable …
CHICHEN ITZA -- One of the Seven Wonders of the World!! We were so close, how could we NOT visit one of the New Seven Wonders of the World near us in Mexico? Caroline, Cheryl and I left the Pez Maya expedition a day earlier than most -- it was SO sad to leave, I've gotten to feel as though everyone there was a part of our extended family! Hugging …
... I am very glad we made the trip, but I also understand how a lot people feel like it is the Disneyland of cultural sites here in the Yucatan. It is very developed and accessible. Now, these are not necessarily bad things. But our experience later in the day really highlighted how different the ruins sites can be, and how commercialized this particular experience was.
We headed out after a quick lunch toward Ek Balam. ...
... in Merida following my nightbus I wasted no time in booking an onward ticket to Chichen Itza keen to get there as soon as humanly possible and avoid the hordes of tourists that were sure to soon flood the place. Fortunately an hour later I had managed to sort myself out some breakfast and was on a minibus on my way. Getting there early was definitely a good move as when I arrived it wasn't too crowded and the queues short, when ...
... sight of the Pyramid called El Castillo. It is said that at the spring and autumn equinoxes the morning and afternoon sun produces an illusion of the shadow of a serpent descending the staircase of the side of El Castillo. Since the 22nd September is Autumn equinox we thought we might just be lucky enough to see the illusion, but unfortunately no matter how many times we went back to the pyramid and how many angles we looked at it ...
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