I spend several afternoons at the ruins, taking in the carefully restored relics of a civilization that thrived in the 13th through 15th centuries. The salvaged and/or meticulously restored temples of Ek’ Balam, Coba and Tulum are delightfully jaw-dropping —even from the distance imposed by the ropes that guard them from prying tourists…
Built by the Mayan people on a limestone plateau in the early 10th Century, the magnificent and aptly named El Castillo (the castle) is not only the focal point of Chichen Itza, but looks eerily like the step pyramids of Saqqara, Egypt. And while scholars still struggle to decipher the true meaning of Egypt’s pyramids, the Yucatan’s Mayan culture recorded everything, leaving no doubt as to what mischief was afoot.
Almost twice as big as a full size SUV these babies look huge from water level and there are several coming at me full steam ahead. I don’t know if they can’t see me (with their tiny black eyes) or if this spawning stuff is like a crack buffet to them, but I find myself scrambling to get out of the way so I don’t end up in a head on collision. The giant passes me by with complete indifference; not even a subtle nod of recognition marks my passing.
Wow. Just wow. Have I got an ahhhhhhmazing trip to share with you. Did you know that there are friendly grey whales in San Ignacio Lagoon? And by friendly I mean, they come over to your tiny raft-sized boat and, quite literally, beg you to hug them and kiss them and squeal with delight when … Continued
Humpback Whales of the Silver Bank from Linda Sarandes on Vimeo. To see a longer version of our Humpback Whale experience, please visit our YouTube Channel. I remember reading about it long time ago, a murky memory at best, buried like the Titanic among other more important things like PIN numbers, birthdays and . But … Continued