Chichen Itza, another pyramid

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it was just HOT!!!

Three hours away from Cancun is Chichen Itza, one of the new seven wonders of the world. The place was just HOT!! HOT as in i  was perspiring a lot!! The place was just crowded with tourist, but seeing the pyramids was just an extraordinary experience...  Though they don't allow us to climb at the pyramids anymore, just standing right before it was just awesome...They do have an ancient games similar to basketball, how it was played remains a mystery... The pyramid also over cast a shadow similar to a serpent during the late afternoon, and moves like a snake at dawn... i was not able to witness this event but it was said that this usually happens once a year .

we are doing something different here...ssshhhhh bathroom break!!
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Needless to say I was not able to listen anymore with  our tour guide, i was just busy taking pictures because we only have  three hours to cover the whole place but it is something to look forward to revisiting in the future....

There are still some areas that are not excavated and they are projecting that it would take another 2 decades to finish all this...

Though the story behind of Chichen Itza is a little bit too graphic for me, how it was able to withstand the test of time was something to think of how great the Mayan engineer was... They love to study the sky, the stars, and the moon and their calendar is the most accurate one up to date... no wonder they were proclaimed as one of the new seven wonders of the world...How the Mayan ingenuity runs over the MesoAmerica really amazes me...only thing i could think of is visiting Tikal in Guatemala..the best of the Mayan ruins!!!

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it was just HOT!!!
it was just HOT!!!
we are doing something different h…
we are doing something different …
this would be the observatory!!!
this would be the observatory!!!
with our tour guide
with our tour guide
striking a pose!!
striking a pose!!
another 3 hour bus ride
another 3 hour bus ride
at least we have a table in our bus
at least we have a table in our bus
welcome to chichen itza
welcome to chichen itza
the snake...
the snake...
umbrellas needed..
umbrellas needed..
191 km (119 miles) traveled
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photo by: ellechic