Trip Start Oct 01, 2006
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..just got back from ek balam, i found them very impressive, i should have got a guide to shiw me round though. Overall it turned out quite expensive for me, on the way there I was waiting at the collectivo taxi stand.
So I spent little over an hour wandering the site and ate my packed lunch on top of the tallest structure, looking around I was trying to imagine what had changed of the scenery.. And also wondered what the site looked like when in use and when first rediscovered. On the biggest structure some of it has been cleaned up so much I'm not sure if it was just modern day plaster or not.. I didn't really like the thatched roofs on the structure either. So the journey back I got stitched up, as this next driver was wanting 100 pesos for the return journey, I tries telling him 80 but he wasn't having it.. It was also nearly five pm and the place was closing so wouldn't have got another taxi till tomorow so gave in, as always to make me feel better when overcharged I put it back into pounds sterling and realise I paid just over £4 and is what I've paid to my local pub under half a mile away, just up a steep hill.
Early tomorow morning I'm gonna take my backpack with me to chitchen itza and afterwards carrying it on to Merida.. This small town of Valladolid seems quaint but nothing really interests me here, the same with Mexico as a whole, the current culture doesn't interest me at all.. Maybe if I was drinking then maybe I would take the travelling a bit slower but I'm not, so just chasing my favourite mayan ruins around until I get to Belize and the Caribbean.