Declan in front of the Temple of Kukulkan, which is most famous for the serpentine pattern of light that moves either up or down the staircase on the autumnal and vernal equinoxes. There are also some auditory phenomena designed into the Temple, where you stand at a certain spot, and clap your hands, the pyramid will bounce the sound back to you.
This is our tour guide Guidelio. He was very knowledgable about the blood thirsty ways of the Mayans. Pretty much every carving at Chichen Itza is one warrior or another holding up some still-beating heart of a vanquished foe. This is the most drawings of still-beating hearts that I have ever seen.
Guidelio also took us swimming in a cenote, one of the system of large underground water pools that were sacred to the Mayans. I couldn't get any good pictures with the crazy light, but the water was so clear, you could see forty feet down to the bottom, and the water was an amazing shade of blue.
|We stopped in a quaint Mexican town with a beautiful town square, and had a delicious and authentic meal in a food fair across the street. Too bad I can't remember what the town was, seeing as how I was there 6 months ago.|