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Chichen Itza is My Homeboy

We spent today exploring the ruins at Chichen Itza. This is going to be mostly a photo entry, because I’m not sure how much I can really add to the discussion of a stunningly advanced 1200-year-old Mayan ruin site that contains, to this day, a working calendar, observatory, basketball court, and numerous sacrificial altars. There are areas sheltered from the sun where you can still see the original PAINT and dyes that once made all of these structures vibrantly colorful, and Mayan babies tucked in corners working quietly on embroidery.


El Castillo.


Skulls carved into the base of a sacrificial altar.


North face.


Self-portrait.


Jillian is too cool for the Temple of the Warriors.


Jillian chased this iguana. I’m surprised it didn’t steal her wallet.


Self-portrait numero dos.


Must…keep…walls…apart!


Tuff.


I should really host a children’s travel show. Because I look like a muppet.

Though we couldn’t climb the steps of El Castillo, the large pyramid, it was still an incredible experience. I guess some dummy fell down the steps and died last February, so she has ruined it for the rest of us. Overall, though, Chichen Itza was fascinating, humbling, and remarkable, and I suggest you vote for it to become one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, which will be decided in 2007.

There Are 5 Responses So Far. »

  1. I’m surprised the iguana ISN’T a wallet!
    I’m so jealous I can hardly stand it, and it doesn’t help that you guys look like itinerant movie stars.
    Love you, keep safe!

  2. It’s so much fun to see both of you having such a great time discovering your new home. Keep the updates and photos coming.

  3. Seriously–Mexican Malcolm es muy guapo.

  4. You both have rad sunglasses.

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    therefore I just use web for that purpose, and obtain the newest information.

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