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We were up early the next day to go and see the ruins at Chichen Itza (Mayan Ruins). We had been told by our traveling friends to get there as the gates opened. We were third in line and there was not a bus in sight. The ruins are spectacular. They were also the first Mayan ruins that we have seen on our trip so I'm ...
... 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 ...
... way to do it. Stay in Piste, get to
Chichen Itza early – spend 3 hours checking it out and be gone to
the Il Kil Cenote before the masses. The cenote is 3 km further down
the road and worth the 70 pesos to check it out and go swimminng.
The bad part, Andre took video of me jumping in and I now know what I
look like in a bathing suit. When did I get to be a butterball?
There were no taxis when we left so
Andre flagged down a passing truck and ...
... Mayan Jungle. She was a proud Mayan. She did not identify her family as Mexican, and Spanish was clearly her second language, right behind Mayan. It was one of many interactions we had on the trip where locals identified themselves with their Mayan heritage, not their Mexican nationality or their Spanish language. Our entire experience with this lady was remarkable, and was one we would remember later as one of the most powerful social interactions we would have on the trip. ...
... evening. Our final day in Playa we caught the bus to a town called Tulum where their are some 13 century Mayan ruins along the coast. They were pretty amazing, but the best part of our day was swimming in the Carribbean ocean after exploring the ruins.
Our final 3 nights in Mexico we spent in Valladolid, a 2 hour bus ride inland. We based ourselves here so we could explore Chichen Itza, an ancient Mayan city. Valladolid is an authentic Mexian town ...