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Trip Start Dec 16, 2010
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Flag of Mexico  , Yucatan Peninsula,
Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Julie:
We decide to eat breakfast everyday at our hotel.  It is not very expensive & you couldn't ask for a nicer place to eat.  I had the Tortilla Espanola again.  Why mess with a good thing?

Today we went to Uxmal.  It is a ruin a little south of Merida.  This is the first place we've been in Mexico where there are hills.  I think they are foothills to the mountains which are farther south & west.  It was great.  There weren't many people there is it almost seemed like we were alone, it is so vast.  No dogs allowed at Uxmal though.  I wonder why they are allowed at Ek Balam, but not here?

Russ & I hiked over to the 'cemetery'.  (Not really a cemetery, just some colonist thought it looked like one.  There is also the 'nunnery' name by some Spaniard, not really a nunnery.)  We were all by ourselves in the cemetery for a long time.  It was so quiet.  There are skulls & crossbones carved into the structures here.  Makes me think the pirates must have stole their motif from the Mayas.  I'll have to look that up. 

You can't climb the biggest pyrimad here.  That's okay, it looks a little too steep for me.  Everything else her is ok. 

We had a fabulous, but expensive, lunch on the grounds of Uxmal.  I had Poc Chuc.  Traditional Yucatan food.  I had little bowls made out of tortilla shells, & another made from the shell of some plant or something.  I asked the waitress what it was, but I never did understand her.

After we got back to Merida, we went to the square to watch a Maya wedding.  It was Christian, so obviously it was Maya after the Spaniards took over.  There was a lot of dancing.  Unfortunately my pictures turned out crappy.
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