Saturday, April 27, 2013

X is for XTRA-Special!

Because I can not think of any place that we have ever visited that starts with the letter 'X', I will talk about our visit to the Yucatan in Mexico that I found to be 'Xtra-special'.  We visited the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza on a day trip away from our resort. And what a visit it was. Just very hard to imagine how things were in those times. Can you imagine how life was back then?

This is one of the most visited sites in Mexico. You cannot climb on it or even touch it any longer. But when we were there in the early 1990's you could still climb the structure and we did. It was hard. The steps are small and straight up and there are no handrails. But I am glad that we climbed even though I thought I would die before I got to the top. I was still a smoker back then.
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We did not have a guide. I am sure this would have made this more interesting but we chose not to hire one. So we mainly just walked around gawking like tourist do and reading in our travel books about this amazing pyramid like structure. 

Chichen Itza
Chichen Itza (Photo credit: Mike_fleming)

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  1. Wow! How neat to climb those stairs. I would have loved to do that. What a great piece of history to see.


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