Posted on 01/10/2009
by Keith Jenkins
in Americas, Places
Tags: blogsherpa Chichén Itzá cultural holidays Mexico monuments
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Haha, yup, Tulum was like a big circus. What I liked about it was the El Castillo at the edge of the cliff, overlooking the blindingly white beaches and the incredible colour of the sea. Stunning spot.
I’m traveling through Mexico right now and I’d have to say that Chichen Itza was impressive structurally but I agree that Tikal was a more interesting experience as it was in the jungle.
For me, Tulum is just meh..
Would love to visit Chichén Itzá one day, even if I can’t climb the Castillo – it will still be quite an experience!
Thanks for your comment Shelley. Yes, Tikal is awesome as well. It was one of my featured ‘Enchanting spots’ a while back. Yes, most of the pictures (95%+) on this blog are mine.
Cichen Itza is a magical place! We were lucky to be there back in 1998 when you could still climb the Great Pyramid. The view from the top is amazing. I think being there, the first of my Mayan ruins got me hooked. This past summer my husband and I got to visit Tikal in Guatemala. It was amazing. You can read about my adventures in my blog!
Your blog is great. Are they all your pictures?
Hey Keith — nice glimpse. I’m hoping to head to Chichén Itzá later this fall!
Thanks for your comment Aye. That’s a pity. Chichen Itza is really worthwhile. Tulum is also a fascinating site (I love its location on the cliffs overlooking the turquoise sea) but I’m not so sure about the ‘circus’ around it. And I’m not a fan of kiddie-trains either. Watch this space. I have another fab enchanting spot in Mexico coming up soon!
I went to Mexico in the early 90’s and did not make it to this amazing place… what was I thinking. Since the 90’s been to Cancun, Cozumel , Acumal, Tulum, Riviera Maya many times.. but not to CI!! I have head that Tulum is now completely commercialized. And not sure if they allow people to go up to those ruins any more. Like you say, I can understand why!! Hope to make it there soon!
Thanks for your comment Jen. I’m really glad you didn’t drown because I got to know you!
Hope all is well with you.
A trip to Chichen Itza was the highlight of a garrish Cancun vacation I went to with buddies in 2000! Ha! While Cancun left a bitter taste in my mouth (my boyfriend & I broke up, I almost drowned, my friend almost drowned, and our group was fighting), Chichen Itza was a pleasant diversion. It was a time where we could still climb the precipitous temple steps, and it was awesome!!! Our guide tried to teach us Mayan Math, and of course, I failed to understand it. It was base 12 or something
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I'm Keith Jenkins. In July 2008, I left my ten-year banking career to travel around the world. I've not looked back since.
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