The second largest pyramid in the world.

About the Trip

Chichen Itza is one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. It is one of the most frequently visited Mayan site in Mexico.   And as far as I’m concerned, it was the only valid reason for going to Cancun on a vacation other than being 19 and in College during Spring Break.

On a whim, I decided that I wanted to go somewhere warm for my Birthday weekend.  We checked out the United website to see what specials they had and Cancun came up.  Cancun came up with cheap flights and relatively cheap hotels.  The woman was happy because we would have pool and beach.  I was happy because I could see something worthwhile. 

No gear needed. Except maybe your camera and beach wear.

You can arrange at your hgotel to go to the site. My suggestion... pay the extra money

The oldest known basketball court. The Mayans played for more than pride or money though. The reward for winning on this court was death. Sacrificed to the Gods.

And of course, the large pyramid.

Amazing that the beautiful pyramid above was found in the 1800's looking like this photo below.


"A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects."    — Robert A. Heinlein

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