Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Monumental Yucatán, México

A lot of you know about this part of Mexico probably because you've heard about Cancún.
As a Mexican I had my cliches too and since I was 4 I didn't want to go back there, mainly due to all the spring breakers visiting the zone. Then lately as an adult a lot of my travels are surf purpose.
Anyway, I had the opportunity to go back pushed by my sister a year ago in May. I really forgot about all the richness this area of my country has.
My experience was awesome re-exploring my country, going to Isla Mujeres, a small island about 13 kilometers northeast of Cancnún in the Caribbean Sea.  It was beautiful to find that this little town still preserves its identity with a few of little local hotels and small business for those allergic to resorts. Walking around we found beautiful sceneries, and the craziest sunset clouds I've witnessed.

My other favorite thing in this trip was going to Chichen Itzá, ancient ruins of the Mayan civilization just 200 km away from Cancún, going towards Merida.
I remember from my last time there, people were able to go inside the pyramids but now is not allowed. Apparently some stupid tourist years ago painted on the pyramids "Johny was here". Honestly I can't imagine how people are that stupid not to appreciate how special is this place.
This is one of most ancient civilizations on earth, and is always shocking to remember how advanced they were to their time being excellent astrologers, mathematicians and architects, building these monuments so carefully planed, to be aligned with some astrological events like the summer solstice at the Kukulcan's temple. If you want to know more about this phenomenon go here, and don't forget to visit this place if you have the opportunity! Good day to everyone!!

Stairway to heaven, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Fisherman boats, Isla Mujeres, Mexico
The dock and some fisherman working on the catch of the day at Isla Mujeres
Crystal blue waters of the Caribbean, Isla Mujeres, Mexico
The sunset going towards Cancun from Isla Mujeres
Crazy colors and clouds of the sunset at the Caribbean
The observatory temple, Chichen Itzá
Magnificent Kukulcan's temple, Chichen Itzá
Friend observing the greatness

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