Jul. 19th, 2012

Uxmal

Jul. 19th, 2012 01:12 pm
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On the third day of the trip, we went to Uxmal.  This site was one of the reasons I chose this trip.  To go here you have to really want to see it, not like the kind of casual tourist who might make it out to see Chichén Itzá.  I think the bus would take 6 hours from Cancún, but it was only an hour from Mérida where we were staying. 

I should mention that I was struck by the dreaded Montezuma's Revenge when I was taking the van to this place.  No horrible accidents occurred, but I was suffering.  Nothing would stop me from seeing Uxmal, but I could have done better with the photos had I not been ill. 

Here's the iconic Pyramid of the Dwarf, or Pyramid of the Magician, depending on who you ask. These are only names given by people who found it already abandoned, anyway. It was my first view of the city.

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The architecture here is quite different from Chichén. Also older and without Toltec influence.

Here I am in front of the main plaza for the Pyramid of the Dwarf.

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More photos behind the cut. )

Still more photos on my flickr page.

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