Travel Blogs from Izamal
... from Merida who posed for us.
Franciscans decided to make their religious centre here in 1552, so lopped off the top of a pyramid and built the Convento de San Antonio de Padua on top. It has become an important place of pilgrimage in Yucatan after several presumed miracles and even Pope John Paul II gave the Virgin a ...
... us a ride back to the
The food here has also been great!
Local restaurants/stands. Dinner for 2 – 100 pesos ($9). Beer you
have to buy at the convenience store and bring with you. Last night
we had a whole grilled chicken, with rice, beans and salad and our
huge bottle of beer!
Today, we take the second class bus to
Merida – to check out the old colonial city. Hopefully, it won't
take 4 hours.
... t suffer from the tourism influence like our previous stops. You know its an authentic town when there isn't a McDonalds around. There were old churches, clay homes, and no white faces. Chichen Itza is a 40 minute bus ride from Valladolid. We headed over pretty early to avoid the heat and the tourist buses that come from Cancun. We managed to get through the large amount of guides offering us a tour of the ancient city and went exploring ourselfs. The place is ...
... were specially carved for the visit of Pope John Paul II a few years ago. On the alter is a statue of the Virgin and the people of the town have made intricately embroidered gowns for the statue. The museum contains several and they are remarkable. Some contain silver and gold threads. The current group of monks has said to the people, please, no more dresses, use the money for the people they need it more. One must respect people with such a practical outlook. ...
... bottom, we decided it must be an illusion and dove in. The water was even warmer here and swimming into the spot of light was fun. By this time is was getting a little later in the day and other groups were appearing. But only a few.
The third cenote had another nice staircase, but getting into the water was a little challenging. Your two options are to jump off the platform that is at least 10 feet high, or scale down the rocks with a ...