Chichen Itza via www.dayin-out.com

Day Tripping to Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza via www.dayin-out.comMy stay at Nizuc last week brought with it a surprise visit to Chichen Itza. Seeing the historic Mayan city wasn’t on our agenda, but with it being a two-hour drive away and having never been there before, it seemed shameful not to make the effort. And I’m so glad we did! It was a gray, overcast day, which added a bit of mystery and drama to the experience. I was surprised by the crush of tourists—and souvenir vendors (“¡Everything one dollar!”)—that we encountered when we arrived, but thanks to our encyclopedic guide, Alejandro, they all faded into the background as he plied us with stories about the Mayans’ mindblowing mathematical and engineering skills, their governance of everything from agriculture to their calendar based upon numerical systems, and even their link to astrology. If you have a trip to the Yucatan Peninsula planned, go to Chichen Itza, and see it with a guide. You’ll be glad you did.Chichen Itza via www.dayin-out.comChichen Itza via www.dayin-out.comChichen Itza via www.dayin-out.comChichen Itza via www.dayin-out.comChichen Itza via www.dayin-out.comChichen Itza via www.dayin-out.comChichen Itza via www.dayin-out.comChichen Itza via www.dayin-out.comChichen Itza via www.dayin-out.comChichen Itza via www.dayin-out.comIMG_5908Chichen Itza via www.dayin-out.comChichen Itza via www.dayin-out.comChichen Itza via www.dayin-out.comChichen Itza via www.dayin-out.comChichen Itza via www.dayin-out.com What historical sites have you been to and loved?

2 thoughts on “Day Tripping to Chichen Itza

  1. I love Chichen Itza! I spent a day there, many years ago on a slightly beer soaked vacation. One of the best days ever. I love the beauty of it, and the scale and solidity, even the cold cruelness of parts of it (don’t I remember a sacrifice pit?). Awe inspiring place. Thanks for sharing the photos!

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