Saturday, February 27, 2010

one of the 7 wonders of the world: chichen itza

Dave and I as we start our journey for the day to the mainland, this is the ferry that we had to take from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen and then make a two hour drive to the center of the Yukatan Peninsula to Chichen Itza.

'The girls' at the entrance to Chichen Itza, and I'm obviously really excited. Tara harassing the tiniest ancient Mayan I've ever seen...
ok maybe she was buying her wares.

Me and my honey hanging with Chak Mul (the tiny sitting statue on the top of my head between the two pillars). Muy famoso in Mexico.

The gang in front of THE temple of Chichen Itza.

The crazy natural pool which for years historians had thought the Mayans had made human sacrifices at, turns out they probably didn't.
The snake head at the corner building by the giant pyramid. The Mayans had a thing for snakes.

These last two were a few of my favorite shots of the pyramid. We were lucky to go on a day where it was cloudy and drizzled slightly, otherwise we would have melted. I'm a big history buff so wish I would have studied up on this place before we went. We 'rented' a guide (can you say that or does it sound like slavery?) for about $50 and he gave us a little of the Mormon take on Chichen Itza. I'm not sure that he really knew what he was talking about (mostly because he talked so fast and with his Spanish accent I really couldn't understand what he was saying) but needless to say, it piqued my interest.
So thank you Mario!
or whatever your name was...


Sue said...

How fun...and I am very jealous. My bro and sis-in-law just got back from there as well and it sounds like heaven!

Haylscat said...

Two things are official after seeing these pictures:

1- I really am digging your bangs

2- I really need a leave-the-country trip soon

Josh & Jay said...

Hey you ~ I really like your bangs! Cute!

TyandMar said...

Sexy bangs.
Love Ty