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Mar 12, 2015 - Santa Elena

Tuesday 2/10 Today we drove south from Izamal around Merida and back to the area around Uxmal. The roads were quite the opposite of yesterday for the most part, scarcely a pothole in sight, and four-lane freeways part of the time. We were around a major city, and on a popular tourist route, so that had a lot to do with it. We had thought about going to a plantation, but missed a turnoff and decided not to backtrack. The northern portion of the Yucatan peninsula has been almost uniformly flat. It was a novelty to actually go over some hilly...

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Travels in Mexico

Jul 3, 2008 - Caves of Lol-Tun

Quite impressive caves. Our guide says they got their name because there are two stalactites side by side.. you pound on one with your fist and it makes a sound like "Lol".. pound on the one next to it and it sounds like "Tun" although it means Stone Flower in Mayan. There was a lot of up and walking on some pretty slippery rocks but it was an interesting tour.

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Feb 23, 2007 - Uxmal

The drive from Campeche to Uxmal was short and brought us from the state of Campeche to the state of Yucatan. Once again at this border we faced the dreaded agricultural inspection where the locals come on board and take away whatever they're worried about at the moment in terms of us bringing pestilence from one state to another. Our freezer is still quite full of meat we bought in Texas and we really would hate to lose it because we know it's wholesome - or think we do. During our crossing into Campeche state I described the maneuvers our...

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Feb 23, 2007 - Uxmal, MX - Mayan Archaeological Wonder

We drove to Uxmal (pronounced"oosh-mahl") today. This was a short drive of 108 miles; but, in Mexico even 100 miles can take three to four hours. We drove along ahead with Hutch & Margrita and we both fueled up at Pemex; diesel is still in the equivalent $2.00 / gallon range. We stopped briefly at a turn-out, about a half-mile long to visit the handcraft vendors. We didn't see anything we couldn't live without. The inventory consisted mostly of hammocks, rope chairs, and other little trinkets as well as a variety of mystery canned goods....

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Feb 3, 2007 - Uxmal, Mexico

We left Campeche and drove drove to Uxmal. At Uxmal there is no campground so we camped in the parking lot of the Uxmal Ruins. The place was really beautiful, it had a nice hotel and 3 swimming pools. So after lunch we went into the pool for a refreshing dip. The temerature was in the 90's and the water temp was about 70. Of course, the humidity never drops below 80%. That evening it was pretty hot in the trailer because we had no power for a fan and I didn't want to run the propane down using the generator. Basically it was 85 degrees at...

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Yucatan 2007

Aug 16, 2006 - Uxmal

Holà Amigos, kurzes Update mit hoffentlich Bildern dabei (wird hier immer schwieriger und langwieriger, schade!) Nach Merida vor wenigen Tagen (ich komme mit den Daten irgendwie nicht mehr hinterher, muss wohl an der Entspannung liegen) sind wir nach Uxmal gefahren, einer weiteren Mayastaette auf der Yuacatan Halbinsel. Extrem beeindruckend und sehr viel schoener als Chichen Itza! Unsere Gruppe ist der absolute Traum, wir verstehen uns alle dermassen wahnsinnig gut, dass selbst unser Tourleader aus dem Staunen nicht mehr rauskommt und uns...

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Apr 28, 2006 - Uxmal Ruins

On the way to Uxmal it was determined to be time to stop off for a quick bite to eat! So off the main highway we pulled into restaurant, one which caters exclusively to the tour groups and tourists who bound along the highway to Uxmal. I had my first taste of region Yucatan cuisine with a chicken dish that was incredible! The other perk was the starter of homemade guacamole which was honestly to die for!!!! The best I had ever had and it turns out the best on the entire trip! Already seated in the restaurant where the occupants of the large...

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Jan 28, 2006 - Ride to Uxmal and on to Merida

Up early and a ride through Campeche on our way to board the Maya Express and have one of their wonderful breakfasts. Our drive took us along the water for beautiful views of the Gulf and then past many of the colorful Campeche homes. As we traveled on our way to Maxcanu, where we will disembark for a bus trip to Uxmal, I noticed even more interesting details in the club car. The tables had wonderful graphics of animals of the area. Be sure to look at the images here so you can enjoy them as well. Not a long trip and soon we were on our way...

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Dec 1, 2004 - The Puuc Route, Kabah, Chac ,Sayil and Xlapak,

This entry is for Kabah, Sayil and Xlapak,which are located on the Puuc Route road. Kabah is the site with all the chac faces all over the front of the temple. Great. They have so many that still have to be restored that the pieces are lined up in the plaza ready to be added to the wall. It must take a long time to match the pieces. The whole top of the platform had noses laying everywhere. A lot of the faces on the wall have lost their noses. A lot of damage to the sites in the Yucatan suffered was from the hurricane that ravished the...

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Two months in Mexico

Nov 29, 2004 - Muna, Tikul, Santa Elena and outlying towns

Muna, Tikul, Santa Elena and surrounding towns: On the way to Tikul I stopped in Muna to buy a coke. Thank the Universe for the wide spread of Coke-Cola and Pepsi in Mexico. Every corner store, or stand on the street had cokes and they were cold. I wandered across the street, as there was activity in the Mercado. (A farmers market). The first room had ladies selling vegetables and fruit, spices and ground corn masa for tortillas. The second room had butcher tables with meat vendors. They had beef, pork, chickens, all with the feet and...

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Two months in Mexico



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