Sunday, 30 March 2014

Visiting Mayan Ruins

The first week of March, my sister Marilyn and I went on vacation to the Mayan Riviera area of Mexico. While we were there, we went on an expedition to Coba, which is the site of some spectacular Mayan ruins. The highlight of the visit was seeing Ixmoja, which is the tallest pyramid in the Yucatan peninsula. Here is yours truly standing in front of this pyramid prior to trying to climb it.

It really is steep. There was a rope to hold on to, for climbing up or down.

I wanted to climb all the way to the top but made it up only about a quarter of the way. Then I experienced vertigo and decided to be sensible and climbed down - very, very carefully. My sister took this picture of me coming down. That's me, circled in red.

There were a number of other beautiful temples that we saw, such as this one, which is called La Iglesia.

At the end of our visit as we were walking back, we saw this lovely temple. I enjoyed the whole experience very much.