Dalia Ceja

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Chichen Itza (Part Two)

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[quote][typography font="Homemade Apple" size="18" size_format="px"] One of the seven wonders of the world...[/typography][/quote]

I am back from a week-long adventure exploring the beautiful Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico.  I had the amazing opportunity to explore the ancient Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza, located deep in the jungle of the Yucatan.

Two words come to mind when describing this ancient city: mystical and impressive. Built over a thousand years ago, the city is home to several structures that are remarkable both for their architectural design and their religious and scientific significance {the Mayan people were way ahead of their time}.

Chichen Itza, which in the Mayan language means “at the mouth of the well of the Itza,” was one of the most important Mayan political, commercial and religious centers of the classic period. This was also a place where many human sacrifices took place {in honor of the Gods}. Can you imagine living in this time period? I know I can’t…

I highly recommend a visit to Chichen Itza the next time you’re in Mexico. There is so much amazing history and stunning archeological sites. It truly is one of the Seven Wonders of the World! Ole!

{Two serpent heads in Chichen Itza}

{Tzompantli sacrificial altar. Skulls symbolizing death}

{El Castillo - The Kukulkan Pyramid}

{The Temple of the Warriors}

{Columns in the Temple of a Thousand Warriors}

On our way back to Playa del Carmen, we stopped at a charming town named Valladolid, where we had a chance to walk around the plaza and eat some delicious Mexican street food {corn on the cob with Chile powder, crème and lime juice!}

{Beautiful Cathedral of San Gervasio}

{Mexican street vendors selling corn on the cob}

{A Mexican candy cart}

For more pictures check out the gallery below. Ole!

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