One day trip to Chichen Mexico
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The first plaza we entered contained what proved to me the most massive pyramids of Chichen Itza. Of course they were so acoustically balanced, that we felt obligated to do our "clapping thing" in the middle. Creative name huh! So if you go directly in the center of the plaza, you literally can clap, and hear it echo off the surrounding pyramids. The echo is SO precise that is sounds exactly like the national Mayan bird, the Quetzal!
There were some other cool things to explore, especially the CAVE! There was this little cave right off the trail that had BATS in them. I felt like Ace Ventura when inside. Bats were hanging everywhere!! My job was to extract the prized bat...Wachichi. Ok so it was all in my imagination, but then again what isn't! Our next stop was a surrounding plaza on the outskirts of Chichen Itza where we met some fellow United States people (I don't say "Americans" because technically that includes everybody from North and South America).
We saw Iguanas! And as one of my English friends would say, they were "Massive and Wicked" in size. I even touched one's tail! There were SO many vendors selling authentic Mayan stuff. I bought this cool little mask for only 60 pesos...that's 6 dollars. I felt good considering I talked him down from his original offer of 120 pesos.
Our last stop was at this little pool nestled inside this crater in the earth that went down literally 100 feet from the earth floor. The water was really green, otherwise we would have jumped in! Not! Remember it was 100 feet down! We took some cool pictures, but that was about all. I continued exploring the whole site and see as much as I could until the big laser light show later this evening which was super cool, if you get a chance it's definately worth staying for to see!!! I think I've about seen what i wanted here in the yucatan area of Mexico and it's time to move on I just haven't yet decided if i want to jump on over to Cuba or jet onto Belize, I think I'll lounge around tomorrow and contemplate that, so my next entry will either be from Cuba or Belize until then enjoy the pictures I've taken and try not to get to antsy about where I'll show up at!!! LOL