Hotel Hacienda Sanchez
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... but with a sense of excitement, as we were heading to the nearby Mayan site of Chichén Itzá. Now, we had heard that it was prudent to arrive as early as possible to avoid sharing the site with throngs of Cancun based tourists on day trips. There could be no better advice. We arrived to find the site virtually deserted except for the hundreds of stall holders selling textiles, wood workings and jewellery, lining the ancient streets. ...
... to explore Valladolid and to see a Monastery we needs to walk perhaps 400m down the road, we were walking in line with the Sun and after 10 minutes or so had to stop. I went to look at my watch and touched the casing around the display and recoiled immediately as it was so hot. We took shelter in a tequila bar and quickly made it back to the hotel to cool off... unfortunately we only had a fan in the room... I'll not be complaining about the heat in England anytime soon!
... for the Mayan ball game. -when standing under each ring and clapping 7 echoes are created from the other side. However if in between the rings 14 very fast echoes can be heard. -The players are all nobles and the captain of the winning team was sacrificed to the gods by decapitation, for a good growing season. Now I know that most would be thinking why would one want to win the game? We are told it was seen as a great honour and that the sacrifice must be seen ...
... by ancient paved paths, which in the Mayan language are called Sacbeob. The buildings' architectural styles are heavily influenced by the Mayans' study of celestial bodies. For instance, there are 365 steps on the El Castillo pyramid. There are serpent-like shadows snaking up the walls of the pyramid at the spring and fall equinoxes, the directions of the windows ...
... room, it makes no sense other than if people cancelled and we were the last to book a room. Either way they rectified it and the second two nights were good and it was a pleasant stay.
The cheap delicious eat discoveries continued but so did some of the bland gringo Mexican food. We ate some pretty good Italian food as well, just to mix it up a bit.
We had our first ‘torta’ which is a panini ...