You can read Mexico, Part I here Immediately upon landing in Mérida, the difference between the Yucatan Peninsula and the central highlands of Mexico is apparent. Wind-whipped palm trees and lush greenery flank the roads that cut through the dense jungle that covers much of the peninsula, a marked departure from the dusty, arid rolling hills […]
A race of tiny people called Aluxob (the singular is Alux) live in the jungles and cenotes of the Yucatan. You assume I am speaking of ancient folklore? I am not so sure…
Before it even started, we knew Friday (day 102) was going to be a long day of travel. This didn’t bother us too much though, that night we were going to be meeting up with Chloe and Chris! We started the day with a quick and delicious homemade breakfast at the hostel before we bid […]
The Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza are the second most popular ruins in Mexico, second only behind Teotihuacan. Chichen Itza is located in the Yucatán peninsula, meaning it can be easily visited as a day trip from Cancun. The Temple of Kukulcan, commonly referred to as El Castillo (the castle), stands out as the most […]
Merida! What a cool city. We arrived here a week ago, and have packed a lot in.
Ah, the last post. The last adventures of Mexico. A complete two-week cycle. My inner OCD is content. There had, for the lack of a better term, been a large build-up to our penultimate day adventuring (I disregard the last day – day fourteen – mainly for the reason that it was spent in the […]
Travelers are thrilled when world-class attractions are easy to visit and not overrun with tourists. We were certainly surprised by the ancient city of Uxmal because it’s just this type of rare gem.
Looking at my pathetic log of the activities, I can draw two conclusions. The first being that, as time went on, our touristing days grew less and less packed. That’s not to say that they were any less tiring, but evidence suggests that, rather than stuffing the day with at least four/five activities, we reduced […]
To the delight of modern tourists, Maya kings sought to outdo each other with more and more impressive temples, and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Uxmal (pronounced oosh-mal) is an outstanding example.
Yesterday started my trip to Mexico! I am visiting the Yucatan Peninsula. I landed in Cancun and I’m travelling to Merida over the next few days. The first thing I did after landing in Cancun was of course eat Mexican food! I’m not staying in Cancun since I’m travelling with my family to Merida but […]