Vamos a Tulum

May 15, 2010 at 1:55 pm 4 comments

Yesterday we went to see the Mayan ruins at Tulum. It took about thirty minutes by bus, and was pretty spectacular. They were the first ruins we’ve visited, not counting the small temple on a nearby inlet.

My husband had a theory that all the former Mayan residents have been reincarnated as iguanas, because there were SO MANY of them. Ruby would not have liked it–she has a strong objection to lizards. Personally, I think they’re pretty cool.

You can totally see why the Mayans built a city here. It was an important trade port, but it was also a gorgeous stone city towering above the cerulean sea.

The one disappointing thing about Tulum was that you can’t climb any of the ruins like you can at some of the other sites. Of course I understand about wanting to protect the archeological integrity of the place. This was the only building people could touch and get close to.

Well, seems I’ve got the technical difficulties resolved for now. Until tomorrow…

♥Emerald

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Technical Difficulties Grrrr….

4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. terriaw  |  May 16, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    How gorgeous! I love seeing the beautiful colors of the white sand and the blue ocean in the background. We got to climb the Mayan ruins at Coba a few years ago, which was breathtaking. So amazing to be among those ancient ruins.

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  • 2. Sunny's Life in Rehab  |  May 17, 2010 at 11:32 am

    THAT is so cool! I was already jealous of how long you’re going to be in Mexico, but the ruins just made me totally green.

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  • 3. Emerald  |  May 17, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    Terri–We plan to visit Coba in the near future! Like you, I also enjoy the colors here. Everything is so vivid.

    Sunny–It WAS cool. I’ve wanted to visit Mayan ruins for years, since I first learned of their existence in highschool. It was pretty surreal to actually be there!

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  • 4. Chelsea  |  May 18, 2010 at 8:31 am

    How cool! What a spectacular spot to build something on, too – I don’t blame them for building there! Lovin’ all those neat ruins.

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