Trip Start Jun 12, 2011
114Trip End Oct 22, 2012
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evening supping wine and people watch. Alas our budget room was not one of these, nor does the budget stretch to wine but the thought was there.
We used Merida as a jumping off spot to get to Uxmel, another set of Mayan ruins. These are perhaps some of the best preserved and you can really see how the centre of the city was laid out. Its also unusual as the pyramid of the magician is elliptical rather than square. As you can gather by my lack of knowledge, we decided not to pay the extortionate fees for a guide but we could see the familiar face of the rain gods, the ball court and several other typically Mayan features
We also visited Izamel which is a small town that the Spanish decided to paint entirely yellow. I’m not sure why they decided to do this but it really works. There is a convent at the centre next to the square which is said to have the second largest atrium in the world, second only to the Plaza
San Pedro in the Vatican. We ate tacos followed by ice cream watched the horse and carts then got our bus back to Merida.
Onwards to Isla Holbox.....