Just 300km, but a long way to go on Mexican roads. It took us about 9hours to finally arrive at the apartment in Cancun. But that’s not only because of the roads, we also stopped at Chichen Itzá. A pretty awesome Mayan ruin. By now there is only about 1% left/discovered from the approximately 20.000 square meters wide area. Once again we took the tour and weren’t disappointed.
The guide introduced us in some great things the Maya’s did at this place. The most remarkable is the serpent which seems to crawl down the pyramid four times a year. When the Sun or the Moon is in the right angle, the light seems to form a serpent which is slowly crawling down the edge of the pyramid. The whole process takes about 45 minutes. Sadly its only taking place at the 21th April and 22th September.
The next curious thing about Chichen Itzá is that they used the Cenote as a place for sacrifices. Like jewels, gold and people. But that wasn’t done by the Mayan’s, at least not before the mixed with the Doltecas. Since then the natural water resource is not longer usable cause of the rotten bodies. The Cenote is about 15 meters below the surface, the water depth about 8-12 meters and then there are another 5 meters of mud.
We finished our sightseeing and hit the road once again. After a two and a half hours ride (for only around 200km) we finally arrived in Cancun and went to our apartment. It’s directly at the sea, cramped with nice furniture and air conditioned. Seven days of doing nothing ahead. 😀