When Mike and I originally booked our flights to Cancun, we thought we would land, hop on a bus to Guatemala, and that would be it for Mexico. Mexico was never really on our radar… it’s a good thing we decided to stay here a while, because we would have missed out on some great culture and history (not to mention the beaches). Mexico Summary: Length of Stay: 22 days [read more]
As mentioned in my last post, Ashley and I have been spending a lot of time visiting Mayan Ruins and Museums. I wanted to write down some of the odds and ends that I’ve put together, partly so I don’t forget, and partly because I find it really interesting and don’t mind sharing. Before I get too far, here’s my disclaimer. Everything I’m writing here could be (and probably is) [read more]
Uxmal Uxmal Stop at Mayan Village between Uxmal and Kabah Kabah Kabah Edzna Edzna Palenque Palenque Palenque Palenque Palenque Want to check out more photos from the Mayan ruins we visited in Mexico? Check out our photo gallery!
We’ve spent the last couple of weeks travelling between three colonial cities and their surrounding Mayan ruins. The three colonial cities are: Valladolid (va-yah-doh-leed), Merida (May-ree-da), and Campeche (Cam-pay-chay). The Mayan ruins: Coba, Chichen Itza, Uxmal, Kabah, Edzna, and Palenque. We’ve hit the point where we’re starting to feel a little “ruined” out, and our desire to see more colonial cities has dissipated a bit from where it was 2 [read more]
Besides experiencing the local food and culture, there are two things we wanted to get out of Mexico: beaches and Mayan ruins. On the advice of the super helpful girl behind the desk at Tribu hostel in Isla Holbox, we decided to make Valladolid our jumping off point for Coba and Chichen Itza. Here’s a summary of our first two-day Mayan ruins extravaganza: Coba Ruins Coba were the first Mayan [read more]
What’s a whale shark you ask? It’s the world’s largest fish. They’ve been known to grow to over 41 feet in length. But keep in mind, it’s not a whale: it’s a fish. And it’s big. Despite being part of the shark family, they pose no danger to humans. Mostly because they don’t have sharp teeth being that their diet consists of algae, plankton, and krill. They are also have [read more]
Since Mike and I arrived in Cancun tired from trip preparations and going away parties, and with no plan or schedule, we did what anyone would do in our situation… we hit up the beaches! Isla Mujeres Our first full day in Cancun found us walking almost an hour from our accommodations to catch a ferry to Isla Mujeres. It pretty much rained off and on all day (it is [read more]