Turquoise water in Little America
Trip Start Dec 08, 2010
88Trip End Oct 22, 2011
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Touted as one of the seven new wonders of the world, Chichen Itza is of course very touristy, as it is so close to Cancun.
The main structure, the pyramid of Kukulcan, you have probably seen on many pictures already is really impressive, the rets of the architecture and setting cannot compete with the many other ruins I have seen, especially Palenque, though it was definitly worth the visit. Especially the stone inscriptions are in a nearly perfect state, something you ddo not see in any of the other ruins.
From here we took another bus in the afternoon to Cancun, where we met up the nexct day with Nina, Ella and Robin. Cancun city is a retort city in perfect grids, that was set up for the hotel workers and is still growing with ever more superblocks being carved out of the forest
I have to admit the Carribean waters are awesome with their turquoise colour and the white sand, but that it is about Cancun, no other reason to come here. I tried to speak Spanish - no chance. Big hotels, fast food chains as well as designer labels and last but not least Hooters with NBA games on every night - not really the backpackers dream and two hours were enough for me. We even could not get of the beach, everything was full of hotels, until finally one nice safety guard let us slip though.
Isla de Mujeres was a lot nicer, same beach and water, but no high hotel compexes, and thouygh touristy is was in an acceptable way. Four days of chilling, swimming, sunbathing and party - well deserved after a month of travelling and good to fill up the tanks for exploring Cuba....