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.
Here’s a pic of the party I talked about on my last post! People have such cool faces! I can’t get over them. So, we arrived in Merida at around 8 pm and proceeded to have dinner in a delightful restaurant called Oliva. Then we took a stroll around Merida’s historical center. It’s a […]
Although not the only Mayan temple complexes on the Yucatan Peninsula, these two are certainly the most famous. Oh and they are both UNESCO SITES! (Uxmal & Chichen Itza) 🙂 We were lucky enough on our last trip to visit both complexes, which I recommend if you have the time; if not, here is a […]
From my trips to Yucatán, I became impressed with the one dominant image of Yucatec Mayan art: The face of Chac (pronounced CHOCK), the rain god. You see, Yucatán is a land without surface rivers. Oh, there is plenty of flowing water underground, but none of it breaks the pitted limestone surface of the peninsula. […]
Hello – Welcome to WDEOD, a site full of Doris’ photographs! Its purpose is to share the shots she took in her 50+ years of travel. I’m trying to do a post a film – so one tour may have many posts. To see what I’ve put up so far, use the menu (three lines […]
Uxmal its a great day trip from Merida, and its easy to reach by bus, about an hour drive south of the city. Uxmal is the biggest architectural site of Mayan Ruins in Yucatan.The entrance ticket is 203 pesos (11$), and is open from 8am until 5pm. The complex at Uxmal is less commercial and popular than Chichen […]
One of the highlights of my Mexico trip was absolutely the excursion to the ruins of Kabah and Uxmal on the Yucatan Peninsula (and in addition, a visit to the ChocoStory museum close to Uxmal). More historical info: Uxmal / Kabah Photogallery Kabah Photogallery Uxmal WPC:Weathered/Structure /2017 Favorites