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North America » Mexico » Yucatán » Chichén Itzá February 2nd 2011

Chichen Itza... One of the Modern Wonders of the World, in at number 5 according to our guide. Probably described by Karl Pilkginton (An Idiot Abroad – if you haven't seen it, get it) as “all right init?” That was where I was off to on this bright Monday morning. As I stood outside the hostel waiting for the bus, this Italian guy who introduced himself as Franco came to say hi and we discovered we were on the same tour. Furthermore, we discovered that we had the same plan to jump off in Piste and then make our way to Valladolid (the next main city) for the night. “There are 3 of us. We can all stay together if you want, it will be cheaper”, he said. All-right then, I was liking the sound of ... read more
Chichen Itza
Chichen Itza
Chichen Itza

North America » Mexico » Yucatán » Chichén Itzá January 16th 2011

December me and my husband went to Cancun and Tulum. We had a great time. It's so easy to get around and see the sights from Tulum. There are many options to getting around. Do not be afraid to go. Everywhere the people are happy and happy to see you. English is widely spoken. This trip we stayed at Hotel Latino in Tulum. A little hotel off the main street. Fairly quite. Nice rooms and the nicest people running the hotel. I look forward to going there again. The Tulum beach is very nice with lots of places to stay along the beach.Between town and the beaches is a big walk or take the local bus that goes there two times in morning and a bus that returns to town at 5PM. Other then that you ... read more
Tulum Hotel Latino

North America » Mexico » Yucatán » Chichén Itzá December 20th 2010

The original inspiration for me to travel through Mexico was to visit the ruins of Chichén Itzá, seeing as it was voted in a few years ago as one of the new seven wonders of the world. After wandering through the jaw-droppingly stunning jungle ruins of Palenque two days before, it was always going to be a difficult task for these ruins to better that Mayan experience. Still, Chichén Itzá has some superb buildings that capture your gaze, such as the perfect step pyramid structure of El Castillo which adorns all images of Chichén Itzá that you are likely to see. The most significant aspect of this pyramid is its alignment with the Mayan calendar. By adding together the steps on each face of the pyramid there are a total 364 steps ascending to the apex ... read more

North America » Mexico » Yucatán » Chichén Itzá November 28th 2010

Hola amigos ! After several hours of discussion between me and myself, we, I mean I decided to go to Chichen Itza. Despite being ultra touristic, you can´t miss that when you are in Yucatan. Right, folks ? So to make sure it won´t be a bad experience, I carefully chose my travel agency to avoid the big bus over-crowded of 50+ people. I selected Infotours, 5USD more expensive that other offers, but at least it was a Minivan with 10 people only: 4 polish, 3 germans, 2 chilians and me ! It reminds me the crew of the sailing weeks in Greece.... So, departure at 7.30 for Chichen Itza. For the little story, I thought until last week it was ChicKen Itza. And I didnt understand why people couldnt understand me about it ("But you ... read more
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North America » Mexico » Yucatán » Chichén Itzá October 26th 2010

For the third day running it was raining in Merida. We had wanted to visit the nearby cenotes (sinkholes underground) which you are able to swim in, but had been told they were only worth going to if the sun was out, as the sun shines through small holes in the ground which lights up the caverns. As this was the only trip we really wanted to take in Merida, we decided to cut our losses, and made our way back towards Playa del Carmen, via Chichen Itza. We were advised in our hostel that we could take the second class bus to the ruins for half the price of the first class bus, and that it would only take an extra 45 minutes. We decided this wasn't too bad, and made our way to the ... read more
Playa again
huge cocktails

North America » Mexico » Yucatán » Chichén Itzá October 1st 2010

Today we said goodbye to our longtime travel companion Dunia. She and Sandra endured many long and grueling miles with Jacob and I. Dunia helped translate "Rough Darlin'" into Spanish and showed us the cenote (awesomeness). She and her family treated us with AMAZING hospitality in Tizimin. I hope you get the fender bender worked out!!! Here are a few pics of your time in MVG.... read more
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North America » Mexico » Yucatán » Chichén Itzá August 25th 2010

Monday 23rd August We left miami quite reluctantly as there was an all night party under our room so we've not had much sleep. Our flight was cancelled and our tour operator didnt notify us of this. Neverheed the rescheduled flight was four hours later than original so at worse we were wandering around aimlessly for four hours more than we usually do. Its a great feeling looking out the departure lounge seeing thunder and lighting across the airport and beyond..cant wait for this flight 2 hours on 1/4 full plane which was a bonus as we had 3 seats each. time to catch up on lost sleep. Touchdown and its starting to feel more and more like an adventure rather than holiday. Immigration control was extremely busy as there was 2 uk flights landing at ... read more
two mayans
cenote platform
temple of a thousand warriors

North America » Mexico » Yucatán » Chichén Itzá May 21st 2010

Friday 21.5.2010 day 219 Chichen Itza one of the seven wonders of the world We had a tour of Chichen Itza a Mayan city with an English speaking tour guide that explain lots of the building for us. There were pyramids and observatory used as a calendar. The site is about 2600 years old it is amazing what they could achieve so long ago. This was a large city in its day. I loved how it was in the middle of a jungle. There were so many people selling art work and it was very cheap but we cannot fit it in our bags and it may not get though customs. We then went to a sink hole that was filled with water and created by a meteor. At lunch there were traditional dancers. We were ... read more
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North America » Mexico » Yucatán » Chichén Itzá April 9th 2010

No trip to Mexico would be complete without visiting the most famous of the Mayan ruins, Chichen Itza. We planned to visit Chichen Itza from Valladolid, a town about three hours by bus from Merida and a good location to also see some other ruins and sights. Our previous bus experiences in South East Asia had left us sceptical that we would depart or arrive on time and expected numerous stops or delays along the way... how wrong we were! The public transport system in Mexico is brilliant and for a reasonable price we had an allocated seat on a modern air-conditioned coach which departed spot on time and only stopped at designated bus stations. On arriving in Valladolid we found accommodation easily and set off straight away for Chichen Itza to see it by daylight ... read more
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Steps & Snake
The temple of Kukulkan

North America » Mexico » Yucatán » Chichén Itzá March 29th 2010

After getting up at 4am yesterday, travelling for more than 12 hours, being ill, getting lost in Cancun airport while trying to find my boyfriend, being ridiculously overcharged for a taxi to the bus station because I assumed the price was in pesos only to be told it was in fact US dollars, losing my jumper on a bus and arriving at our hostel to find our room not available to the following night I was pleasantly surprised that I made it to the end of today and actually had fun. We had a nice room in the hostel although we were promised our en suite for tonight. We awoke to find our included breakfast was more like a banquet. One long table of fresh breads, croissants and pastries, cereals, milk and juice, tea and coffee, ... read more
El Castillo
Me at Chichen Itza
View of Chichen Itza

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