Blogs from Uxmal, Yucatán, Mexico, North America - page 5


North America » Mexico » Yucatán » Uxmal February 17th 2008

So yesterday I went to Uxmal. For those of you who don´t know it´s an archaeological site (you know, mayan pyramids and whatnot) Anyway, it´s a postclassic site (like pretty much everything in the Yucatan) and is pretty different from all of the other sites I´ve seen. Mostly because there aren´t a whole lot of pyramids--mostly it´s a bunch of buildings with rooms inside. This is pretty unusual, and the buildings are really nice. Another reason it´s different from the others I´ve been to is that it´s barely excavated. There are three main plazas that are, but if you wander off into the woods (which we did) you see whole (very, very big) pyramids that haven´t been touched. They look like big hills with rocks all over them, because they´re covered in plants. So the site ... read more

North America » Mexico » Yucatán » Uxmal January 19th 2008

Sacred places in the middle of jungle, Ruta Puuc Pocos lugares están realmente alejados de los viajeros busquillas. Primera vez en mi vida que he pagado un pasaje en bus para ir DE PIE!. Es que toda la región de Mérida estaba de fiesta y ese fin de semana todos los lugares iban a sus poblados a disfrutar de grandes fiestas familiares y comida casera. Marcela y yo de pie conversando con las mujeres, cargadas como burras (pero sentadas) con muchos niños sonrientes y de dientes tan blancos...conversando sobre las fiestas patrias de chile y argentina..y de las diferencias y similitudes culturales ( por Dios siempre somos tan conversadoras en todas partes??)..entre charla y charla, resultó que las señoras eran hasta parientes! ( parecido al Transantiago) Bueno, llegar al lugar y caminar algunos kilómetros, comprar todo ... read more
The Wizard Pyramid
Triangle entrance, Never look behind
hello lizzards

North America » Mexico » Yucatán » Uxmal January 3rd 2008

Before I get to Uxmal (Actually SANTA ELENA), I spent a night in Merida. I stayed in the centrum, where the beutiful and colorful streets are covered with dust and the smok of the cars. I would only go to Merida if I need information about post colonial Mexico and some backgrund on Mayans. In the new years eve, I left Merida towards UXMAL, one of the biggest Mayan ruins in Mexico. I got out of the bus in UXMAL and soon realized that the hotels are much more expensive than I would have paid for. The more reasonable places to stay are UMAN or SANTA ELENA, which are both about 12 kilometers away from UXMAL itself. After being left on the federal road 160, someone gave me a ride to the twon (SANTA ELENA), where ... read more

North America » Mexico » Yucatán » Uxmal December 22nd 2007

Waarde fans... Buiten vriest het -5, binnen is het lekker warm, tijd voor een update van dit weblog! Het vriest hier alles behalve natuurlijk, ik schat de temperatuur op zo'n 30 graden, maar zo dicht bij de evenaar is het rond het middaguur toch ook een aardige bezigheid om binnen in de airco, uit de hete zon even een stukkie te tikken! Even vanaf de vorige 'entry'; vanaf Santa Elena ben ik met een busje naar Chetumal in Mexico gereisd. Daarbij kwam ik de eerste uren naast een heel vriendelijke Nederlandse Nieuw-Zeelander terecht, die samen met zijn vrouw in zo'n 9 maanden door vrijwel geheel Latijns Amerika reisde. Dat gaf gespreksstof en was dus erg gezellig (zie onder mijn recommodations eventueel hun uitgebreide en goede verslag). Helaas verlieten zij vlak na het passeren van de grens ... read more
In de corazon :P
Chichen Itza
Lekker ballen in Chichen Itza

North America » Mexico » Yucatán » Uxmal August 9th 2007

During one of our days in Merida, we took a tour to the ruins of Uxmal (pronounced oosh mahl) which is located approx. one hour and a half from the capital of the Yucatan. We were picked up at approx. 1:00 p.m., which was a much better start because it can be so intolerably hot at times. We had a tour guide for the majority of the time. Typically we choose to tour with the Spanish speaking guides because it really helps me with my listening skills. After the tour we had some time to explore on our own as well. As with most ruins, there has been a great deal excavated, but there is still so much yet to be discovered and Uxmal was no different. We could clearly see ruins hidden under mounds of ... read more
Uxmal's  View

North America » Mexico » Yucatán » Uxmal May 6th 2007

STAYING Hotel Hacienda Uxmal PLACES TO VISIT/SEE Uxmal light show Kabah Labna Sayil WEB Uxmal This is a good site will lots of picture Uxmal emerged as the dominant city-state between A.D. 850 and 900, when the House of the Magician, the Great Pyramid, and the Nunnery were built. At Uxmal we were “upgraded” to the Hacienda Lodge just... read more
Unfinished wall?

North America » Mexico » Yucatán » Uxmal March 27th 2007

25/03/07 - 27/03/07 Merida, Yaxcopoil, & Uxmal Arriving in Merida we soon found our hotel based on the grid system of numbered streets, each one running as a one-way street for traffic. We wandered the locals market in the Plaza Mayor and soon found 4 large sombreros at a bargain price for us all to wear for a mad night out and Patrick and Rebecca modeled the Love Seats. Although the streets are all named with numbers, i.e. calle 61, calle 45 etc. there are pictorial signs on some street corners based on characters or events from those who had lived in the streets over the years. One picture shows a head with 2 faces representing the house of a known liar and another shows a headless man, after a window fell onto someone’s head decapitating ... read more
Patrick in Merida
Merida Street
Caught on the Love Seats

North America » Mexico » Yucatán » Uxmal April 17th 2004

On our way to Chichen Itza, we also visited Uxmal.... read more
On the way to Uxmal

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